Dana Harmon Dykes, 91, 105 Dykes Hill, Johnson City, went home to be with his Lord, Saturday, December 1, 2012, in the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center.
A native of Jonesborough, he was a son of the late Earl and Cleta Riddle Dykes.
Mr/ Dykes served in the United States Army, during World War II with the 69th Division. He was a recipient of Eame Ribbon w/2 Bronze Stars: Good Conduct Medal, the Purple Heart and the Victory Medal. He was in the Battle of the Bulge.
Mr. Dykes retired fromf North American Rayon Corporation after 40 plus years of employment. Following that he was employed in the Older Americans Division of the United States Forrest Service, working there for 15 years.
He was a member of the Roan Mountain Masonic Lodge No. 566 and was a member of the Scottish Rite.
Mr. Dykes was the oldest member of Watauga Point United Methodist Church.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Blanche Dykes, and two sisters and seven brothers
Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Kay & Jerry Freeman, Elizabethton, Fay & T.H. Johnson, Maryville, and Kathy & Steve Bailey, Johnson City; two sons and daughters-in-law, Charles & Judy Dykes, and Kenneth Dykes, Sr. and wife, Marcie, all of Johnson City; one sister, Frances Frydinger, San Antonio, Texas; one brother, Jesse Wayne Dykes, Johnson City; a special devoted furry friend, Tommy; and two special angels, Teresa Phipps and Lou Calloway. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Estel Williams and Rev. Mack Houston officiating. Graveside Service and Interment will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 5, 2012, in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Music will be provided by the Gospel Trio and Jacob Tipton. Active Pallbearers who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 9:20 a.m. Wednesday will be: Ken Dykes, Jr., Jeff Dykes, Keith Sams, Steve Bailey, Joey Sams and Scott Sellers.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Friends may also visit with the family at his residence. There will be a Masonic graveside service at the cemetery conducted by Roan Mountain Masonic Lodge # 566. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:20 a.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery.
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Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge