SAN ANTONIO Edwin Meredith Sykes III, 67, died Sunday, March 23, 2014, in San Angelo, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elizabeth Ragnhild Tweedy Sykes and Edwin Meredith Sykes Jr., M.D.; and brother Thomas James Sykes. Ed is survived by his former wife, Linda Moody; children Sally Dahl Sykes Brainard and husband Jay Owen Brainard Jr. of Austin, Edwin Meredith Sykes IV of Alpine, Elizabeth Anne Sykes Rains and husband Charles Brent Rains of Austi, and Mary Janice Moody Sykes of Austin; grandchildren Jay Owen Brainard III, Ainsley Dahl Brainard and Madeline Elizabeth Rains; siblings Anne Bayard Sykes Reese and husband Morris Marcus Reese Jr. of San Angelo, Mellick Tweedy Sykes Sr., M.D. and wife Barbara Taylor Sykes of San Antonio, Andrew Greenhow Sykes of San Angelo; uncle John James Sykes, M.D. of San Antonio; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Ed was born Sept. 15, 1946. He grew up in San Antonio and graduated from Alamo Heights High School, where he was a leader in student government, several clubs and sports. He was recognized for achievement in science, was named Most Representative Senior, and was honored to address his graduating class of 1964. An outstanding and versatile swimmer, Ed received All State and All American recognition, and holds records at Alamo Heights. He received the A.B. degree in History from Princeton University, where he was a member of the Ivy Club and founded and served as first President of the Princeton Business Society. Ed was a member of the swim team where he earned a letter. After college Ed served in the United States Army Reserve. Ed's career in residential and commercial real estate development began in San Antonio and continued throughout Central Texas. Ed later managed the family ranch near San Angelo for several years. Internment service is at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 29, 2014, in Mission Park Burial Park South in San Antonio, 1700 S.E. Military Drive. A reception will follow at The Argyle, 934 Patterson Avenue in San Antonio. Family and friends are welcome. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ed's memory to Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX 78744 or online at tpwd.state.tx.us/business/donations/ or to a
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Published in GoSanAngelo from Mar. 27 to Mar. 30, 2014