Roger Francis Dykes

September 26, 1923September 28, 2019

Born in Omaha, Nebraska, on September 26, 1923, Roger Francis Dykes died peacefully with his family at his home in Rockledge on September 28, 2019.

Roger grew up on Long Island, NY, graduating from Cornell University Law School and then moving to Rockledge with his wife, Marilu Shepard Dykes. He also served in WWII where he learned to fly which was his lifelong passion. Roger had a long and distinguished career as an attorney and Circuit Court Judge in Brevard County. Prior to serving on the bench, he advised and represented NASA in numerous legal matters. He served the Brevard community throughout his life as an active member of the Rockledge Presbyterian Church, serving for many years on the Wuesthoff Memorial Hospital Board, Brevard Community College Foundation and being an active member of the Civilian Military group through Patrick Air Force Base.

His passion for golf, boating and fishing as well as flying kept Roger loving his outdoor Florida life.

He was the son of James Ralph Dykes and Frances Bollard Dykes and was married to his late wife, Alpine Walker Dykes. He is survived by his daughter, Debbi Dykes-Howe and son, Roger Dykes, Jr., as well as stepchildren Susan Stratton and Al Stratton. He has seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

Services will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 1:00 pm at Rockledge Presbyterian Church.


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, October 12, 2019


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Debbi Dykes-Howe

October 7, 2019

Thank you to many friends who have reached out in person or through social media to send condolences. Services for Dad will be held on Saturday, October 12 at 1pm at Rockledge Presbyterian