Odis Robert Sikes of Corsicana, passed away at his home on Thursday morning, Sept. 15, 2016. He was born in Corsicana on Sept. 1, 1930 to Kelton G. Sikes and Mozelle Hurley Sikes.
He graduated from Corsicana High School in 1947 and was very proud of that accomplishment since he was the first person in the Sikes family to graduate. After graduation he started farming and raising a few animals.
Odis enjoyed tending to the land and gardening all his life and was very proud of the produce he grew. He worked for a number of years as a heavy equipment operator in pipeline construction and eventually began working at Chattanooga Glass in 1965 as a forklift operator until his retirement in the mid 1980's. He married Irene Mary Sittre on Jan. 25, 1949 in Corsicana.
He is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers James Sikes and Clarence O. Sikes and a sister Thelma Fitzgerald.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years Irene Mary Sikes of Corsicana; sons, Odis Robert Sikes Jr. of Yellow Jacket, Colorado and Billy Mack Sikes and wife Deborah of Corsicana; brothers Billy Gene Sikes and wife Mary of Corsicana and Ernest Ray Sikes and wife Sandra of Corsicana; six grandchildren Kristina Inabinett, Kimberly Hutchins, Mary Madison Sikes, Jordan Sikes, Joshua Sikes, Matthew Sikes; numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday Sept. 19, 2016 at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 in the Chapel at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home with Odis Robert Sikes Jr., Billy Mack Sikes and Bobbie Derden officiating.
Interment to follow at Hamilton - Beeman Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Matthew Sikes, Joshua Sikes, Ronald Sikes, John Inabinett, Mike King and Gary Poe. Honorary pallbearers will be Elvin Sikes and John Collins.
An online guest book is available at www.griffin-roughton.com
Arrangements By Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
Published on September 16, 2016