William A. “Bill” Dyke, 68, rural Dennis, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2011 in the emergency room at Labette Health, Parsons. His death was unexpected
He was born on August 7, 1942 at Parsons to George Franklin and Elsie Modisett Dyke. He grew up near Parsons and attended Country schools graduating from Labette County Community High School.
He served in the Unites States Navy from 1960 to 1963. During his military service he was part of the Cuban Missile Crisis.
He returned to the area where he worked at MEC in Neodesha as an electrician. He also worked as a carpenter and most recently at Grandview Products from where he retired.
He and Marilyn Bowers were married in 1964 at Thayer. They later divorced. He and Sandra Hockett Phillips were married on July 17, 1985 at Parsons. She survives, of the home.
He was truly a “Jack of all trades” and could fix just about anything. He especially enjoyed taking apart and fixing computers. He enjoyed caring for his animals and making and doing things for his children and grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Quinn Dyke and his wife, Cindy, Owasso, Okla., Ryan Dyke, Chanute, and Jeff Phillips and his wife, Tabitha, Mound Valley; one daughter, Kim Mitchell and her husband, Melvin, Claremore, Okla.; five grandchildren, Jenna and Jerod Dyke, Andrew Mitchell, Jeremy Phillips, and Skyler Phillips; his mother, Elsie Dyke; four brothers, Jack Dyke and his wife, Kathy, Thayer, Bob Dyke and his wife, Marlene, Bentonville, Ark., Gene Dyke, Miami, Okla., Chuck Dyke and his wife, Linda, Las Vegas, Nev.; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father and a brother Clyde Dyke.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 14 at the Carson-Wall Funeral Home. Cremation will follow. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 Thursday evening. Memorials are suggested to the Salvation Army and these may be left at or mailed to the funeral home 112 N. 26th St., P.O. Box 942, Parsons, KS 67357. Online condolences may be left at www.wallfuneralservices.com.