~ IN MEMORY ~
Patrick Tillery Dykes, son of deceased C&S/DL Capt. Fred Dykes
April 8, 1952 - November 11, 2017
Word has been sent to us with the passing of Patrick ‘Pat’ Dykes, son of deceased C&S/DL pilot Capt. Fred ‘Freddie’ N. Dykes. Patrick’s father Fred was born 12-18-1918 and passed 03-15-2006. Fred joined Chicago & Southern 01-09-1946 and retired with Delta Air Lines.
Both obituaries for Pat and Capt. Dykes appear below. To view/sign the online guestbook for Patrick please visit http://www.ejfieldingfh.com/obituaries/Patrick-Dykes/
Patrick’s obituary notes that services were held yesterday November 15th in Louisiana.
~ Carol for the PCN
Obituary.....................Patrick Tillery Dykes
Patrick Tillery Dykes passed from this life on Saturday, November 11, 2017. A native of Covington, LA, Pat was born on April 8, 1952, to Fred Nathaniel Dykes and Alice Clark Dykes. He is survived by his loving wife, Ann Mayronne Dykes, their children Grace Nicholson Dykes Smith and her husband C.M. Smith of Baton Rouge; Rev. Reuben Clark Dykes of Baton Rouge; Michael Holmes Dykes of New Orleans; and Sarah Milyn Dykes of Baton Rouge; and two grandchildren, Audrey Elizabeth Smith and James Milton Smith. He is also survived by his brothers: Jimmy (Gwen) of Mandeville, LA, and Mike (Sharon) of DeQueen, AR.
Pat graduated from St. Paul’s High School in 1970, and earned a B.S. Degree in Economics from Spring Hill College in 1975. His professional career was spent in the insurance industry, the last 35 years of which were at Erwin Insurance Agency in Covington.
Pat died as he lived, surrounded by his loving family, a witness to his deep faith and an inspiration to all who knew him.
Visitation will take place on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home, 2260 W. 21st Ave., Covington, LA 70433. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, November 16 at 2:00 PM at St. Joseph Abbey. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Abbey Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Pat’s memory to either the Servants of the Pierced Hearts f Jesus and Mary (SCTJM), 3098 SW 14th St., Miami, FL 33145 or to the Missionaries of Charity, 737 East Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70802 or to the CJD Foundation, P.O. Box 5312, Akron, OH 44334.
Cemetery Details: St. Joseph Abbey Cemetery, 75376 River Rd. , Benedict, LA http://www.saintjosephabbey.com
Obituary for Capt. Fred N. Dykes
Fred N. Dykes, known to his family as Poppa, died of cancer on March 15, 2006, at the age of 87. Loving husband of Alice Mary Clark Dykes who preceded him in death, Poppa is survived by his sons Jimmy and his wife Gwen of Mandeville, Mike and his wife Sharon of Dequeen, AR, Pat and his wife Ann of Covington, 10 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. He graduated from Loyola University in 1939 and was a member of their last football team. After serving as a Navy pilot in World War II, Poppa flew for 33 years with Delta Air Lines and was one of the Delta Pioneers. In his later years with Delta, he served as head of Delta’s Professional Standards Committee. A resident of Covington for 56 years, he was recognized by the City of Covington in 2002 as the founder of Little League baseball. He was also one of the original founders of Covington Country Club and St. Paul High School’s Athletic Association. An avid sportsman, Poppa enjoyed fishing and hunting, but was known best for his golf game. Like he always said, “golf is the game that you can play until you die”........................................
........obituary of Patrick Dykes who was the youngest son of deceased DAL Capt. Freddie Dykes who passed in March 2006.
From: email@example.com Sent: 11/16/2017 Subject: Fred Dyke's son
.............. Some of the old MSY pilots will remember Freddie Dykes. His youngest son, Pat, passed away a few days ago here in Covington.