Bobby Joe Sikes, age 76, of 350 Addington Drive, Rome, GA, died early, Tuesday morning, March 12, 2013, at his residence.
Mr. Sikes was born in Cherokee County, AL, on March 10, 1937, the son of the late Jimmy David Sikes and the late Jewell Sikes Land. He had lived the greater part of his life in Rome and Floyd County, was a graduate of Rome High School and was of the Baptist faith. Prior to retirement, Mr. Sikes was associated with General Electric of Rome for over 30 years. He was married on February 27, 1962, to Irene Bernice Daniels Sikes, who preceded him in death on December 8, 1999. He was also preceded in death by a son-in-law, Jeff Littlejohn, in 2008, by a great-granddaughter, Audrey Littlejohn, in 2009, and by his step-father, Lake View Land, and by two brothers and a sister.
Mr. Sikes is survived by a daughter, Dominicke Littlejohn of Rome; one step-daughter, Melissa Lane of Trion, GA; two step-sons, Jeff Rogers and Tommy Rogers, both of Rome; seven grandchildren, Logan, Cameron, Dawson, D.J., Duncan, Alli Ann and Jaelyn Littlejohn; one great-grandson, Jackson Littlejohn; one brother, Fred Sikes of Rome. Several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services for Mr. Sikes will be held on Thursday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. from the graveside of Oaknoll Memorial Gardens with Pastor Joey Ineichen officiating. Interment will follow in the family lot of Oaknoll Memorial Gardens. For those attending funeral services for Mr. Sikes, please meet at the graveside by 1:45 p.m. on Thursday.
Mr. Sikes will remain at Fred Talley's Parkview Chapel Funeral Home where the family will receive friends this (Wednesday) evening from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. At other hours they will be at the residence on Addington Drive.
Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 512 Avenue A, Rome, GA 30165.
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