Wilbur Ray Sykes

November 28, 1928 ~ February 17, 2021 (age 92)

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Wilbur Ray Sykes, 92, of Trinity, passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at his home.

Born November 28, 1928, in Surry County, he was a son of the late Willie Sykes and the late Della Lowe Sykes. Mr. Sykes was a retired upholster and pattern maker, a profession he excelled at Baker’s Furniture. Upon his retirement, he pursued his joy of traveling and spent more the seventeen years volunteering at High Point Regional Hospital.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Moore Sykes of the home; son, Steven Sykes and wife Mei of Archdale, and David Sykes and wife Mina of New York; daughters, Becky Thompson and husband Mark of Snow Camp, and Sarah McCarthy of Trinity; sister. Maureen Culpepper of South Carolina; grandchildren, Ken, Matt, Dylan, Tori, Carrie, Justin, Noah, Reina, and Gina; great-grandchildren, Kennedy, Ian, Caleb, Cierra, Imogen, Ingrid, and Christopher; and great-great-granddaughter, Peyton.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Joseph Lloyd Sykes.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2:00 PM Friday, February 19, 2021, at Fairview United Methodist Church Cemetery in Trinity with Rev. Harold Shives officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Dr., High Point, NC 27262 or Fairview United Methodist Church, c/o Wendy Green, 3466 Finch Farm Rd., Trinity, NC 27370.

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Graveside Service
February 19, 2021

2:00 PM
Fairview United Methodist Church
6073 Fairview Church Rd.
Trinity, NC 27370

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