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Larry Dykes, 68, of Crossville, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, at home surrounded by loved ones.
He was born in Crossville on Nov. 19, 1949, to the late Boyd Dykes and late Lenice Dykes. He was a retired scrap metal dealer and owner of Dykes Iron and Metal with brother David Dykes. He was a husband, father and grandfather and loved his family and friends. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and loved watching sports. He also enjoyed car restoration and working on the farm. He was of Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Jackie Ray Dykes, and son, Heath Dykes.
He is survived by his wife, Frances Dykes of Crossville; daughters, Valerie Beard (David) of Russellville, KY, Heather Joiner (Ryan) of Franklin, KY, and Carmella Dykes of Nashville, TN; son, Trent Dykes (Lindsay) of Crossville; brother, David Dykes (Earlene) of Crossville; and seven grandchildren, Graciann Beard, Grayson Beard, Bryton Dykes, Zori Stout, Hooper Stout, Skye Dykes and Heath Dykes.
The family received friends Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home from noon to 3 p.m. with funeral services to follow. Bro. Mike Ritzman officiated with burial following in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Special music was provided by granddaughter Graciann Beard.
Pallbearers were David Beard, Ryan Joiner, Brian Dykes, Darian Dykes, Trent Dykes and Justin Dykes.
Honorary pallbearers were grandsons Grayson Beard, Bryton Dykes, Hooper Stout and Heath Dykes.
Published on January 8, 2018
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