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Edward "Eddie" Sikes, Jr.

February 13, 1944 — March 17, 2022

Edward "Eddie" Sikes, Jr.

Edward Olen Sikes, Jr., 78, of Palacios, Texas, passed away Thursday, March 17, 2022, at his home.

Eddie was born February 13, 1944, in Texas City, Texas to Ed and Hazel Sikes.  He was a graduate of TCHS class of 1962 where he was a member of the football team. After completing an apprenticeship program, he became a member of the Pipefitters local 211. In the 1970s, he and his father opened Sikes Fabricating Co., Inc, which he continued to own until November 2021.

Eddie was a Master Mason with Texas City Masonic Lodge for over 25 years. He loved to fish, hunt, drive fast cars and motorcycles, and tinker with anything that had an engine.

He is preceded in death by daughter, Shelley Sikes, his parents, niece Gwen Eversole  nephews, Chuck Platt, Andrew Sikes, and Kyle Pitts.

Survivors include his wife Sally Griffith Sikes, daughter Dana and son-in-law Steve Wild, sister Glenda Allphin, brother David Sikes and granddaughters, Kendall and Lindsay Wild.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, April 3, 2022, with a visitation an hour prior from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., at Emken-Linton Funeral Home in Texas City.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shriners Children’s Texas at Galveston or any other charity of your choice.

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