Hershel M. Dykes September 30, 1927 - November 14, 2012 Hershel was born in Monette, AR, to William and Nettie. Hershel served in the Army from 1945 to 1947. He received a medal for occupation in Japan. Hershel passed away after a long fight with lung and diabetes problems. Hershel's parents; brothers, Earl, Gene, and Davis; and sister, Glendeen, preceded him in death. He is survived by daughters, Lisa Dykes, and Melinda Moberly and family; and wife, Rosa Dykes. He is also survived by Sharon Dickey and Donna Hermann from an early marriage. Hershel and Rosa loved to dance. They were married for 25 years, but continued as friends until his death. Visitation will be held on Monday, November 19, 2012, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Greenlawn Memorial Chapel, 3700 River Blvd. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, November 20, 2012, at 1:30 p.m. at Greenlawn Memorial Park. For condolences please visit www.greenlawnmortuaryandcemetery.com. Greenlawn Mortuary www.bakersfield.com/obits
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Published in Bakersfield Californian on November 18, 2012