OBITUARY

James Donald Sikes

July 30, 1932May 2, 2019
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Services for James “Jim” Donald Sikes, 86, of Lufkin, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, May 6, 2019 in the Gipson Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Mark Livingston officiating. Interment will follow in the Garden of Memories Memorial Park.

Jim was born July 30, 1932 in Forest, Texas, the son of the late Augusta (Latham) and William Henry Sikes. He passed away Thursday, May 2, 2019 following a prolonged illness.

Jim was a loving husband, caring and best friend to his sons and “Super Papaw” to his grand and great-grandchildren. Jim served in the United States Navy for four years and spent some time aboard the Air Craft Carrier U.S.S. Shangri-La from 1954 – 1956. Jim was a member of Keltys First Baptist Church. Jim was preceded in death by his parents; son, David James; sister, Melba Parker; twin brothers, Leon and Troy; and sister-in-law, Jan Sikes.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Kay; son, Stephen Sikes and special friend Kristie Nau; brother, Bobby Sikes; sister-in-law, JoAnn Sikes; daughter-in-law, Peggy Hershelman; grandchildren, Nicole Sikes, Monica Bazan, John Sikes and wife Leann; Justin Sikes and wife Christin, and Brandon Hershelman; great-grandchildren, Gavin and Creed Sikes, Chris and Gunner Sikes, Brianna, David and Olivia Bazan, and Christian Hershelman.

Pallbearers will be John Sikes, Justin Sikes, David Bazan, David Sikes, Greg Harrison, and Marty Strickland.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday evening at the funeral home.

Condolences may be offered at www.gipsonfuneralhome.com Services have been placed in the trust of Gipson Funeral Home.

  • FAMILY

  • Kay Sikes, Wife of 64 Years
  • Stephen Sikes and special friend Kristie Nau, Son
  • Bobby Sikes, Brother
  • JoAnn Sikes, Sister-in-Law
  • Peggy Hershelman, Daughter-in-Law
  • Nicole Sikes, Granddaughter
  • Monica Bazan, Granddaughter
  • John Sikes and wife Leann, Grandson
  • Justin Sikes and wife Christin, Grandson
  • Brandon Hershelman, Grandson
  • Gavin and Creed Sikes, Great-Grandchildren
  • Chris and Gunner Sikes, Great-Grandchildren
  • Brianna, David and Olivia Bazan, Great-Grandchildren
  • Christian Hershelman, Great-Grandchild
  • Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Augusta (Latham) and William Henry Sikes; son, David James; sister, Melba Parker; twin brothers, Leon and Troy; and sister-in-law, Jan Sikes.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • John Sikes, Active
  • Justin Sikes, Active
  • David Bazan, Active
  • David Sikes, Active
  • Greg Harrison, Active
  • Marty Strickland, Active

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, May 5, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, May 6, 2019

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Jane Hodges

May 5, 2019

Steve, I am so sorry for your loss, please accept my deepest condolences. I will be praying for you and your family, your dad was an outstanding gentleman and will be sadly missed by many. Heaven has gain another angel. Peace after pain.... Jane and Tiger x

Doris Lovejoy

May 5, 2019

I have so many wonderful memories of papa Jimbo. He was loved and is loved by so many. He will be missed. Love and prayers to Wimpy. Prayers for my sweet nieces and nephews who will miss him so much. He has been part of our family for as long as I can remember. Rest in Peace papa Jimbo. Love you.

Monica Sikes

May 5, 2019

My Papaw was the greatest man I’ve ever known. I knew the love and greatness my daddy was because I had Papaw to show Me and Nicole. Papaw always held a special place in my heart and I will miss him everyday.

Bessie Furgurson & Melissa McCall

May 4, 2019

Your sweet family is so very special to us and we have you all in our thoughts and prayers. May precious memories bring you comfort throughout the years! God Bless!!

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