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William Jeff Sikes, Jr., born 1946 in Albemarle, NC, recently passed away after a battle with Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer. Jeff was born in Albemarle, NC to parents William Jeff Sikes, Sr. and Elizabeth Swaringen Sikes. He is preceeded in death by his parents and sister Mary Areitta (Rita) Sikes Whitley.
Jeff proudly served three years in the United States Army, where he was stationed in Germany and worked as a hospital medic. A skilled tradesman, he enjoyed woodworking, carpentry, plumbing and electrical work.
Jeff is survived by his youngest brother Ken Newton Sikes (Savanah, GA), his loving wife, Rita (Susie) Coley Sikes of Albemarle, NC; their son William Jeff Sikes, III of Rockwell NC & wife Misty Hinson Sikes, their four children Caleb, MacKenzie, Keegan and Grayson; his eldest daughter Jennifer Morton of Huntersville NC, her husband Jason Morton & their three children Tyler, Ethan and Elizabeth; and youngest daughter Johanna Sikes of Raleigh, NC.
The family will hold a small private ceremony in Jeff’s memory. Donations to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (pancan.org) in his name would be appreciated in lieu of gifts or flowers.
Carolina Cremation is honored to serve the Sikes family. Online condolences may be made at www.carolinacremation.com.