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Melvin Lee Sikes, 88, died Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at his home in Fredericktown. He was born April 27, 1929 in Fredericktown, a son of Elmer Earl Sikes and Jannie Elberta (Bollinger) Sikes.

Mr. Sikes married Mary Ellen Carlton May 28, 1951 in Lawton, Oklahoma. She survives in Fredericktown.

Other survivors include: sons and daughters-in-law Stan and Neus Sikes of Cordova, Tennessee and Scott and Becky Sikes of Fredericktown; sister Helen Nelson of Desloge; grandsons Dustin, Michael, Joaby, Alex and Jake; great-grandsons Sully and Everett and nieces and nephews.

Mr. Sikes was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Elmer and Elvin Sikes.

Melvin was a United States Army Veteran. He had worked as a butcher at the IGA grocery store in Fredericktown. He was a member of the Farmington, Missouri VFW and enjoyed restoring tractors, riding horses and was an avid sports fan.

Funeral services were Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Wilson Funeral Home in Fredericktown with Bro. Lindell Sikes officiating.

Interment was in the Christian Cemetery in Fredericktown with full military honors under the direction of the Missouri Military Honors Team.

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