Salem Funeral Home
120 S. Main Street Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Thursday, May 24, 2007
- 9 p.m.
Fries Memorial Moravian Church
251 N. Hawthorne Road Winston-Salem, NC 27104
Friday, May 25, 2007
Salem Moravian Graveyard
Cemetery Street Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Jan 01, 1938 - May 23, 2007
Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home, Winston-Salem, NC
Mr. Robert Lonnie Sykes, 68, of Winston-Salem, died early Wednesday morning, May 23rd, 2007 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. Mr. Sykes was born in Burlington, NC, the son of Lonnie Quinton and Carolyn Harden Sykes. He was a graduate of Walter-Williams High School in Burlington where he was president of his senior class and excelled as a co-captain of the football team. He was also a graduate of Wake Forest University, a loyal member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity and a true Demon Deacon. Mr. Sykes worked for Budd Services for over 25 years as Project Manager at the Wake Forest Medical Center. He was a loyal and active member of Fries Memorial Moravian Church, serving on both the Board of Elders and the Board of Trustees, leading the Senior Friends group, and teaching Sunday school for both the Youth and Adult Groups. He loved his Lord, church, friends, and family, proudly known as “Pop Pop” by his grandchildren. Mr. Sykes enjoyed his gift of music, playing the piano at any gathering or opportunity. He was a giving man who always thought of others above himself, and he maintained his quick wit until the end of his life, often sharing his unforgettable and contagious laugh. A funeral service will be held Friday at 11:00 am at Fries Memorial Moravian Church, 251 N. Hawthorne Road, Winston-Salem by Rev. Patricia Garner and Dr. Worth Green, followed by a graveside service in the Salem Moravian Graveyard. Surviving are his loyal and faithful wife, Janice Holt Sykes of the home; one daughter, Jennifer S. Davis and husband Warren of Clemmons; two sons, Jeffrey Holt Sykes of Winston-Salem and Roger (Chip) Bednarick and wife Susan of Mooresville; four grandchildren, Emma, Bethany, Alexis and Haley; his mother, Carolyn Sykes of Burlington; two sisters, Virginia S. Marshall and Bonnie A. Mehring, both of Burlington; and two brothers, Ervin H. Sykes of Graham and Rev. Michael Sykes of Siler City. The family will receive friends at Salem Funeral Home, 120 S. Main St. W-S, NC, 27101 on Thursday evening from 7-9. The family wishes to thank Hospice, Inc. and Forsyth Cancer Services, particularly Dr. Hugh Wallace and his nurse Lisa and PA Sara. Any memorials may be made to Fries Memorial Moravian Church or the Forsyth Cancer Services, Inc, 3175 Maplewood Ave. 27103.