“For I know that may Redeemer lives, and at the last day he will stand upon the earth.” Job 19:25
W.H. (Dub) Dykes, 94, went to be with the Lord in the early morning hours of Friday, April 17, 2020 from Four Oaks Health Care Center. He was born March 24, 1926 in Washington County and lived in the New Victory Community until moving to Four Oaks in 2013. Mr. Dykes was the son of the late Gordon and Eldora Hensley Dykes. He was also preceded in death by his wife Emogene Loyd Dykes in 1970, and by brothers Newman and Worley. His mother-in-law and father-in-law Flora Garvin Loyd and Byrd Loyd, and sisters-in-law Margaret Dykes, Sue Peterson, and Julia Loyd also predeceased him.
Dub, as he was commonly known, was a member of New Victory Baptist Church. He was a World War II Veteran having served with the Air Force on the Island of Guam. After returning home, Dub went to work at Gordon’s Furniture. He retired from there after almost 40 years of services.
Dub was a quiet man who enjoyed good mountain music and caring for his cats.
He is survived by his son and wife, Bill and Rebecca, and his grandson and his wife, Jeremy and Andrea, all of the Conklin Community. He is also survived by Naomi and Everette Loyd, and Carlos Peterson, sister-in-law and brothers-in-law. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Because of the COVID 19 virus, the family will have a private burial at New Victory Baptist Church Cemetery with his grandson Jeremy offering scripture and prayer. A Memorial Service remembering Dub will be announced at a later date.
Instead of food or flower donations, please consider helping someone in need or donating to a local food pantry.
We could never express our love and thanks to Dub’s “family” at Four Oaks Healthcare. They have cared for him and us and loved on him for the past seven years. We pray for God’s protection and blessings for each one of the Staff and residents. Also, special thanks to our friends who have been so faithful to pray for Granddaddy and us. We love you all and appreciate your many acts of kindness. You have truly been the hands and feet of Jesus.
Condolences may be sent to the Dykes family online at www.dillow-taylor.com.
Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough, TN 753-3821.