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William E. Sykes Jr.

William E. Sykes Jr.

William Eugene “Bill” Sykes Jr., 93, of Darien, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024.

He had been a resident of Darien for more than five decades. He joined the Navy at age 17 and spent seven years in the service. He worked for Interstate Paper Co., from 1968, when he became a resident of Darien, until 1995, when he retired. He was a member of Georgia Masonic Lodge No. 137 for more than 50 years and was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Darien.

He is survived by his wife, Grace Sykes; sons, Terry Sykes, Scott Sykes and Steve Sykes; stepchildren, Lynda Sorber, John Steele, Christopher Steele and Molly Franklin; 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 4, at First Baptist Church of Darien, with Rev. Jack Peeler officiating. A visitation will begin at 10 a.m. at the church.

Interment will be held at Brunswick Memorial Park.