Posted on Oct 23, 2013 - 02:22 PM

Raymond Randall "Ray" Sykes, 73, of Dutton, died Oct. 20, 2013 at MCV Hospital.

Ray was a faithful member of Spring Hill Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. He was a Godly man always smiling and an inspiration to all. He loved music, bowling on the church team, fishing and being on the water. He put his family first, and was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. There was nothing he would not do for his family.

He is survived by his wife, Margie U. Sykes; children, Becky Foster, Wendy Lowry (Charlie), Shelley Johnston (Daniel), Todd Lafferty (Debra), Thomas Nelson Sykes and Steven Sykes; 10 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services conducted by the Rev. Dr. Charles E. McDaniel were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at Hogg Funeral Home, Gloucester Point. Interment was at 2:30 p.m. at Washington Memorial Park, 6217 Memorial Drive, Sandston, Va. 23150. The family received friends prior to the service on Wednesday, beginning at 10 a.m., at the funeral home.

In Ray’s memory, contributions may be given to Spring Hill Baptist Church, P.O. Box 92, Cobbs Creek, Va. 23035.