Bob William Sykes Sr.

1938 - 2019


Bob William Sykes Sr. 80 yrs, of Ida, MI, died Thursday February 6, 2019, in Beaumont Hospital, Trenton, MI. Friends may call at the Capaul Funeral Home, Ida, MI, Sunday February 10, 2019 from 2-8PM. He will lie in state Monday February 11, 2019 at Zion United Methodist Church, La Salle, MI, from 1PM until the services at 2PM. Pastor Daniel Hyer will officiate. Cremation will follow.


Born July 10, 1938 in Monroe, MI. Bob was the son of Horace and Minnie (Buchanan) Sykes. He was a 1956 Ida High School Graduate. He also earned an Associates Degree in Accounting from Monroe County Community College, Monroe, MI. He married Virginia "Ginger" Ruth Witt on January 1, 1976 in Ida, MI, in his twin sisters home, (Bonnie). He was a 50 yr employee of Hydromatic of Toledo OH, as a financial secretary for 12 consecutive terms. He also served as district committee man from 1970-1973. He retired in 2007. He was a member of Zion United Methodist Church, LaSalle, Mi., UAW Local 14 Toledo, OH. Bob was a avid U of M football fan, Loved NASCAR, Golfing , and his cats, Sara, Katie and Buttercup.


Survivors include: his wife Virginia "Ginger",Children; Dawn (Randy) Clark, Bob (Debbie) Sykes Jr., Lisa (Jim) Nichols, Sue (Mark) Thomas, Eric (Kellie); a twin sister, Bonnie Francios; grandchildren, Michael, Jessica, Justen, Sam, Christian, Cayleb, Cara, Rhonda (Bob), Rebecca (Jason), Ginger (Steven), Eric (Kelly Ann), Drew (Macy) and 4 soon to be 5 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother Stanley.


Memorial contributions can be made to: Monroe County Humane Society or St. Jude's Children's Hospital.


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