Anniston - Funeral services for Robert L. Sykes Jr., 53, will be on Saturday, January 12, 2013, at 1 p.m. at the Russell H. Williams Memorial Chapel. Mr. Sykes died on Sunday, January 6, 2013, at Minden Medical Center, Minden, LA. Mr. Sykes was educated in Boston, Germany, Alabama and Washington, DC., and was a truck driver for WTW Enterprise of Roanoke. Survivors include his wife, Nelly Sykes; son, Robert Sykes III, of Worcester, Mass.; father, Robert Sykes Sr., of Anniston; two grandchildren; siblings, Dewayne Sykes, Kansas City, Mo., William Sykes, New Britian, Conn., David Sykes, Dorchester, Mass., Daisy Sykes, Randall Sykes and Vincent Sykes, all of Anniston, Sandra (Stumper) Mitchell, Charlotte, N.C., Wanda Sykes and Cynthia Sykes, of Natchitoches, La.; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, a sister, and his grandparents. The family has requested No Flowers. Anniston Funeral Services "Where service begins and never ends." 256-236-0319
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Published in The Anniston Star on Jan. 11, 2013