James E. Sikes, Jr.
- November 24, 1936 - December 17, 2012
- Alleene, Arkansas
of James' Passing
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“Jimmy and Lydia,
Sorry to hear about your daddy. I know what a tough tough time this is for you. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I was...Read More »
2 of 23 | Posted by: Karen Sikes - Kissimmee, FL
“Lynda, Jimmy and Lydia: My heart aches for you and your family during this difficult time. I know you all will miss him terribly but I hope you can...Read More »
3 of 23 | Posted by: Melissa Booth Brown - Ashdown, AR
You, Lynda, Jimmy and your families are in my prayers. Your dad was a sweet man. I have such special memories of spending time at your...Read More »
4 of 23 | Posted by: Kim Pickett Jordan - McKinney, TX
“Lydia our prayers go out to you and your family at this time of grief may the Lord be with all of you.Wish we could be there for your support ,but we...Read More »
5 of 23 | Posted by: Jason and Candy Springer - TX
“I never met Jimmy's dad, but If his dad was anything like Jimmy he was an all American hard working honest kind hearted person. I would like to send...Read More »
6 of 23 | Posted by: Leroy Fagg - Beaumont, TX
So sorry to hear about the passing of your Father. Our prayers are with you and your family. Our prayer is that God will hold you in His...Read More »
7 of 23 | Posted by: David - Beaumont, TX - Friend
“Shirley and family,
I am so sorry to hear of Jamie's passing. Jamie was my supervisor and dear friend at Red River Army Depot. I know its been...Read More »
8 of 23 | Posted by: Odessa Moore Bursey - Nash, TX
“Shirley and family,
I am so sorry to hear of Jamie's passing. We worked together for all of those years and I remember and appreciate all he did...Read More »
9 of 23 | Posted by: Dwight Byrd - Simms, TX
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this most difficult time!
Heaven has a new angel and your Daddy is watching over...Read More »
10 of 23 | Posted by: Theresa (Scafidi) Cacace - SC
“Lydia I am so sorry for your loss. You and your sweet family will be in my prayers.
11 of 23 | Posted by: Glenda Thrash - Ashdown, AR
“My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families at this time. It is never easy to say goodby to a loved one, but you have many precious...Read More »
12 of 23 | Posted by: Brenda Cornelius - Brown Springs, AR
“Words can not begin to describe the love I have for my Daddy. He was a wonderful man and my life was much richer because he was in it. He touched...Read More »
13 of 23 | Posted by: Lydia "Sikes" Springer - Hooks, TX
“Just wanted to let you know we are so sorry. Wish we could be there for support. If you need anything done here let me know. My favorite memory of...Read More »
14 of 23 | Posted by: Melanie, Tommy, Kristen and Ashlyn Courmier - TX
“immy and stephanie
so sorry to hear about your dad
our prayers and thoughts are with you'll
may your memories soothe the pain
love, cathy and...Read More »
15 of 23 | Posted by: cathy ewing - lake jackson, TX
“Jimmy and Stephanie,
So very sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you both and the entire Sikes family, May God...Read More »
16 of 23 | Posted by: Jeanie Sistrunk - Lumberton, TX
“I will miss James and will have all of the family in my prayers.
17 of 23 | Posted by: Gerry Foreman - Texarkana, TX
“Jimmy, I am sorry about your dad. I know this is a hard time for you and your family, but if you need any thing I am here for you. God Bless You
18 of 23 | Posted by: Layne Culbertson - Groves, TX
“I'm very sorry for your loss. He will be missed. All our love, prayers and condolences are you all.
19 of 23 | Posted by: Tom & Kim Gillespie - Wahiawa, HI
“Jimmy I wish you and your family all the support and comfort that your
friends, work associates and God can provide. God Bless All Of You
20 of 23 | Posted by: Dean Ewing - Richwood, TX
“Jimmy, so sorry to hear of your father passing. My prayers are with you and your family. God bless... Steven Judice
21 of 23 | Posted by: Steven Judice - Nederland , TX
I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR FAMILYS LOSS . MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.
22 of 23 | Posted by: TOD BOUTTE - BEAUMONT, TX
“SOrry for your lose Jimmy, you and your family will be in our prayers!
23 of 23 | Posted by: Jimmy Simmons - Bridge City, TX
James (Jamie) E. Sikes Jr. went home to be with his Lord and Savior at his home in Alleene, AR, surrounded by his family on December 17, 2012 after battling brain cancer for several months.
Jamie was born November 24, 1936 in Alleene, AR to Estel and Thelma Sikes. He attended Ashdown High School and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville with a degree in Engineering. After college he worked for U.S. Steel in Birmingham, AL until he took a job working for General Dynamics in Fort Worth, Tx, as an engineer on the space program. He moved back to Alleene and went to work at Red River Army Depot in 1965. He became the CTX Supervisor for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle System. He and his team wrote the procedure manuals for tearing down and rebuilding Bradley tanks after field service. He retired in 1997 as a Supervisory Mechanical Engineer with 32 years of service at RRAD. After his retirement, he was active in the Alleene Community and involved in a number of volunteer projects. He was also a Mason, and served as Master of the Lodge in Foreman, AR, for many years.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Harold Sikes; sister, Estelle Stevens; and his first wife, Bobbie Ann Davis Sikes. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Shirley Ann Sikes; one son, James E. Sikes III and wife Stephanie of Kirbyville, TX; three daughters, Lydia and husband Lanny Springer of Hooks, TX; Lynda ad Husband Mark Hartley of Marquette, NE; and Shey Maxwell of Texarkana, TX; step-children, Kevin and Shirl Simmerman of Gulfport, MS; Katherine and Apache Pedro of Downsville, LA; Douglas and Christy Simmerman of Cumby, TX;sister, Vyvian Spigner of Ashdown, AR; 12 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.
Celebration of his life will be at Winthrop Baptist Church Saturday December 22, 2012 at 11:00 am with Pastor Audie Dawson officiating. Visitation will be at Madden Funeral Home in Ashdown from 6 to 8 pm Friday December 21, 2012. Burial will be in the Ashdown Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alleene Community Center, P. O Box 83, Alleene, AR, 71820; the Ashdown Cemetery, P.O. Box 1135, Ashdown, AR, 71822; or the Winthrop Baptist Church (Youth Program), P. O. Box 190, Winthrop, AR, 71866.