David Dykes III

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  • "David was my cousin. I had not seen him since a family..."
    - Michael McMurtrey
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    - Chris Wright
  • "Rest in peace my friend."
    - Robert Quintana II
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    - Wayne and Paulette McMurtrey
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Dykes, David A. III



David A Dykes III (69) passed away suddenly Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 at his home in Los Lunas. He was preceded in death by his father David A. Dykes II. He graduated from Del Norte High. He joined the Navy and proudly served his country in Vietnam from 1966 to 1969, where he was awarded the Vietnam Service Medal with 2 Bronze Stars. He married Patricia (Patty) in November 1969 his wife of 47 years.

He became a journeyman electrician upon returning from the Service. He owned and operated Dykes Electric from 1980 to 1990.

David is survived by his wife, mother Betty Jo Dykes; sisters Debbie Lanford and Diane Broadwell; three children Dawn Apodaca, Deanne Campay, David IV and their spouses; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; mother/sister/brother in-law; several nieces, nephews, and life-long friends, all of whom he loved.

Services will be held at the Los Chavez Baptist Church on Monday, March 13, 2017 at 10:00, interment to follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 2 p.m.

Published in Albuquerque Journal on Mar. 8, 2017
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