Lee Dykes

1960 - October 1, 2021

MR. WILLIE “LEE” DYKES, JR., age 61, of Eastman, GA, died on Friday, October 1, 2021, at his residence.

Obituary for Lee Dykes

MR. WILLIE “LEE” DYKES, JR., age 61, of Eastman, GA, died on Friday, October 1, 2021, at his residence.

 Memorial services will be held at a later date.

 Lee was born in Macon, GA, a 1979 graduate of Bleckley County High School, and a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Eastman. After graduating from high school, he joined the U.S. Coast Guard and was stationed in Norfolk, VA. After he completed his obligation to the Coast Guard, he moved to Cochran and became an EMT and firefighter and worked with the Bleckley County Fire Department for several years. He later graduate from Central Georgia Technical College with a degree in Culinary Arts. Lee worked at the Laurens Memorial Hospital in Dublin in the dietary department for several years before venturing out and starting his personal carpentry and plumbing business in Dawsonville and Cumming that he operated for many years before retiring and moving to Eastman. He was a dedicated husband, father, and grandfather, and a loving son and brother, who enjoyed hunting, fishing, and playing video games. He was preceded in death by his Father, Willie L. “Pete” Dykes, Sr and 3 Aunts, Theris Sellers, Elaine Jones and Betty Floyd.

 He is survived by his Wife – Patty Dykes of Eastman; Daughter – Brandie Anderson (T.J.) of Greenville, GA; Son - Joseph Dykes (Mary) of Dawsonville; 7 Grandchildren – Dessani Dykes, Jasmine Murray, Jayden Manning, Eric Rainey, Elevyn Dykes, Lily Dykes, and Izzy Rainey; Mother – Willene Cravey Dykes of Danville; Sister – Ada D. Messer (Eric) of Danville; Several Nieces and Nephews including – Dalton Young and Dylan Young; 2 Uncles – Buck Cravey (Doris) of Helena and James Dykes (Sue) of Warner Robins; Aunt – Martha Wells (Gerald) of McRae and Abberlene Arnold of Cochran; Brother-in-law – Thomas Meadows (Jeneau) of Eastman; 2 Sisters-in-law – Shirley Timms of Alabama and Casey Meadows Jones (Clint) of Eastman; Numerous Cousins and Friends.

 The family may be contacted at the Dykes residence, 227 Griffin Avenue, Eastman. In lieu of flowers, the family request contributions to the Wounded Warrior Project, www.woundedwarriorproject.org.

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