Estus "Sonny" Sykes Jr.
A resident of St. Francisville and a native of Crystal Springs, MS, he died Thursday, March 16, 2017 at his home. He was 80 years old and was a US Air Force Veteran. Sonny was retired from Texas Eastern, Feliciana Maintenance and Truitt Farms. Visiting will be at First Baptist Church St. Francisville on Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 2pm until service at 4pm. Graveside service and burial will be at Pleasant Hill Church Cemetery, 642 Pleasant Hill Road, Mt. Olive, MS on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 1pm. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Topsie Hall Sykes.3 sons, Richard Sykes and wife, June; Gregory Sykes and wife, Denise and Andy Sykes. 7 grandchildren, Lindsey Netterville and husband, Matthew; Ashley Grand and husband, Todd; Madison Adams and husband, Wesley; Colby Sykes, Ryan Sykes and wife, Megan, Tyler Sykes and Erin Hoffmann and husband, Jake. 5 great children, Winn Netterville, Carter Adams, Graham Sykes, Adler Grace Grand, Callen Sykes. Sonny was an avid outdoors man. He showed his skill with many trophy bass and bucks. His favorite story was that of his “once in a lifetime” 25 point buck. The only thing he loved more than hunting and fishing was his family. He was married to the love of his life for almost 60 years. He was extremely proud of his three boys and loved to spoil his grandchildren and great grandchildren, who knew him as “Bit”. He was a jack of all trades and a master of all. A harder worker couldn’t be found. He spent most of his life in the seat of a bull dozer or tractor. He loved the Lord and attended Woodville Baptist Church.