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Raymond Robert Dykes

Raymond Robert Dykes of Russellville died May 17. He passed peacefully at home in the company of his beloved wife of 28 years, Carol Rojas Dykes.

Ray was born Jan. 29, 1933, in Montague, Massachusetts, to Stuart H. Dykes and Bertha Mae Perkins. His childhood was also shaped by loving aunts, grandparents and stepmother Phyllis Sadlowski Dykes.

He graduated from Greenfield High School in 1951 and Ohio Wesleyan University in 1955, where he met his first wife, Carolyn Ann Collier. Ray was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity and enjoyed going back to the campus for the annual Pig Dinner.

Ray served his country in the United States Airforce in the 6023rd Revron Squadron and was stationed in Japan and Okinawa from 1956-1961. Afterward, Ray worked for Firestone Tire Company and for J.C. Penney in management and as a buyer.

He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Carol; brother, James Dykes; sister, Phyllis West; daughters, Deborah Misiag of Williamsburg, Virginia, Karen Case of Sedona, Arizona, and Susan Campbell-Phaneuf of Ojai, California; grandchildren, Ryan Misiag, Jaclyn Misiag and Lindsay Campbell; and great-grandchildren, Hailey and Douglas Misiag.

He was preceded in death by his father, Stuart H. Dykes; mother, Bertha Mae Perkins; and stepmother, Phyllis Sadlowski Dykes.

The pallbearers will be Eric Fuller, Bill Fuller, David Grissom, Jamie Harris, Greg Hamilton and Peter Day Hamilton.

The visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. May 25 at Spry Memorial Chapel in Russellville, with the funeral following at 1 p.m. in the chapel. The Rev. Vincent Bresowar will speak at the service. Burial will follow at Luketown Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity Educational Foundation at P.O. Box 4599, Lexington, KY 40544-4599.

Spry Memorial Chapel assisted the family. To have Spry sign the book for you, call 256-332-1122. To leave private condolences, visit