James Michael "Mike" Sykes, son of James and Sharon Janet Harvey Sykes, was born in East St. Louis, Ill., on April 1, 1965, and died at his home in Dexter on Aug. 2, 2010, at the age of 45.
Mr. Sykes had lived in Collinsville, Ill., before moving to Dexter in 2009.
He was a member of the Collinsville Jaycees and the Eagles Lodge. He was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are one daughter, Fallon Sykes of Collinsville, Ill.; his parents, James and Sharon Sykes of Dexter; two brothers, Terry Sykes of Kansas City, Kan., and Roger Sykes of Sahaurita, Ariz.
Other relatives and friends also survive.
Memorial services will be held Friday, Aug. 6, 2010, at 10 a.m. at the First General Baptist Church in Dexter with the Rev. Kenneth Biggs of Dexter officiating.