TRINITY — Wilbur Ray Sykes, 92, of Trinity, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021, at his home.
Born Nov. 28, 1928, in Surry County, he was a son of the late Willie Sykes and the late Della Lowe Sykes. Mr. Sykes was a retired upholster and pattern maker, a profession he excelled at Baker’s Furniture. Upon his retirement he pursued his joy of traveling and spent more than 17 years volunteering at High Point Regional Hospital.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Moore Sykes of the home; son, Steven Sykes and wife Mei of Archdale, and David Sykes and wife Mina of New York; daughters, Becky Thompson and husband Mark of Snow Camp, and Sarah McCarthy of Trinity; sister. Maureen Culpepper of South Carolina; grandchildren, Ken, Matt, Dylan, Tori, Carrie, Justin, Noah, Reina, and Gina; great-grandchildren, Kennedy, Ian, Caleb, Cierra, Imogen, Ingrid, and Christopher; and great-great-granddaughter, Peyton.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Joseph Lloyd Sykes.
Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, at Fairview United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Harold Shives officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Dr., High Point, NC 27262.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.wrightfs.com.
Wright Funerals-Cremations is in charge of arrangements.