SYLVESTER -- Mr. Steve F. Sikes, 67, of Ty Ty died Thursday August 9, 2012 at his residence.

The funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, August 12, 2012 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in the Salem Cemetery in Tift County.

Mr. Sikes was born on August 11, 1944 to the late Albert Griggs and Jewel Sumner Sikes in Tifton and has lived in Worth County all his life. Mr. Sikes served in the United States Army and was formerly employed with Georgia Electric in construction. He enjoyed NASCAR racing, his cows, his farm and loved his dogs.

Survivors include his wife, Mynette Gray Sikes of Ty Ty; children, Staci Sikes Sutton (Johnathan) of Ty Ty, Brad Sikes (Debra) of Norman Park, Donna Sikes Conger (Steven Lazarus) of Moultrie, Ricky Sikes (Lynn) of Ty Ty; grandchildren, Kaden Sutton, Bethanie Hinson, Jason Hinson, Shane Conger, Scotty Conger, Hanna Conger, Casey Sikes, Brittany Sikes, Austin Sikes, Steven Sikes and Tyler Sikes.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Sikes was preceded in death by a son Steven Shun Sikes on August 27, 2007.

The family will receive friends on Saturday August 11, 2012 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Banks Funeral Home.

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