Willie Sykes passed away on March 6, 2018 at the age of 69. He was born in Canfield AK to Sidney and Glynzia Mae Sykes.
Willie graduated from Madera Union High School in 1967 and was a resident of Madera CA for over 50 years. He worked in construction as a master carpenter for 36 years and after retirement, he worked for Madera School District.
In Willie’s free time he enjoyed his family, fishing and reminiscing about the family history. He really cherished his time with his family and friends. In the later years of his retirement he enjoyed assisting his family with renovation projects and family gatherings. When he could no longer participate in these events, he was always up for a good phone call or a visit. He would always greet you with a warm smile and a strong hug, never focusing on his illness.
Willie was preceded in death by his father, Sidney Sykes, and four brothers ~Roy Sykes, Douglas Sykes, Robert Sykes, and Luther Sykes.
He leaves to cherish fond memories: his wife, Cynthia Sykes, his mother, Glynzia Mae Sykes, his two sons ~ Willie Sykes Jr., Aaron Sykes all of Madera CA, his three daughters ~ Cassandra Sykes of Manteca CA, Alexandra Sykes of Madera CA, Alifia Young of Fresno CA, his four sisters, ~ Maxine Sykes Aralu of Las Vegas, NV, Idella Jones of Madera CA, Shirley Strother of San Jose CA and Glenda Pierce of Madera CA.
He also leaves loving memories to his grandchildren ~ La Priece and Al-Nisa and many nephews, nieces, and host of other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held on Friday, March 23, 2018 from 8:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. followed by a Funeral service at 12:00 P.M. also at Jay Chapel, Madera, CA
Interment at Arbor Vitae Cemetery, Madera, CA
Remembrances may be made to, Hinds Hospice Home, 1416 W. Twain, Fresno, CA 93711