It is with regret we announce the death of Thomas Earl Sykes, age 74 of Elora. Mr. Sykes passed away at his residence on Sunday November 16, 2014. He was the son of the late Maurice and Mary Sykes, veteran of the U.S. Army and was a military construction engineer for Redstone Arsenal.
Survivors include niece and caregiver Tenessa Hook and husband Troy of Elora and great-niece and caregiver Brittany Hook of Elora.
There are no services planned.
Higgins Funeral Home is assisting the family of Thomas Earl Sykes.
The last we heard from Tom was when he was awarded a PhD not too long after he retired. Have thought of him often since then and wondered how he was doing. Sad to hear of his passing. He was a great supervisor, always looking out for the best interest of his people. They sure don’t make them like Tom anymore.
I am so sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. I worked with him at the Corps of Engineers and I remember well how he always had a clever observation to share and always made everyone laugh. God Bless you; my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sorry to learn that Tom has passed away. I worked with him for many years at the Corps of Engineers. May God comfort you in this time of sorrow.
I am saddened to hear of the passing of Tom. I worked with Tom for many years at the Corps of Engineers in Huntsville. Please accept my deepest sympathies. May God comfort your hearts at this time.