In memory of
Richmond Lee Sikes
Mr. Richmond Lee Sikes, 86, died Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017 at Carolinas Medical Center Union in Monroe. Services, with military honors, will be 11:00am Thursday, April 20, 2017 by the graveside in Brown Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Irvin Thompson officiating. The family will greet friends from 6:00pm until 8:00pm Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at Leavitt Funeral Home and other times at the home. Lee was born January 30, 1931 in Anson County, NC a son of the late Thomas Clyde Sikes and the late Effie Rushing Sikes. He attended Burnsville High School and later served in the United States Navy for 8 years. While in the Navy, he served aboard the Destroyer USS Shelton during the Korean Conflict. Lee was a participant that assisted in the construction of the X-15 experimental plane. He enjoyed horses, NASCAR racing and working in his yard. He was retired from Wansona and a life-long member of Hopewell United Methodist Church and attended Brown Creek Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Emma Thomas Sikes; his children, Cheryl Sikes LePort and husband, John of Conway, SC and Ricky Lee Sikes of Kinston; his grandchildren, Nikki LePort of Sioux Falls, SD, Jonathan LePort of Conway, SC, Erick Sikes and Abby Sikes both of Charlotte; his sister and brother, Margaret Bowers and Winfred Sikes and wife, Sheila both of Wadesboro and his sisters-in-law, Joyce Sikes of Peachland and Linda Lewis of Waxhaw. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Jackie D. Sikes, son, Richard Leon Sikes, his brothers, Ross, Tommy, Paul, Boyce and Joyce Sikes. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Brown Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, % Mary Taylor Moore, 151 Cameron Rd., Wadesboro, NC 28170. The arrangements are in care of Leavitt Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.leavittfh.com
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