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Robert Carol Sykes

Bella Vista, AR, 1932 - 2018

Robert Carol Sykes, 86, of Bella Vista passed away Sunday, December 30, 2018. Mr. Sykes was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on August 14, 1932 to the late Alfred and Dora Franklin Sykes. Robert was also preceded by his wife of nearly 65 years, Irene Sykes; his 3 brothers and 2 sisters. Following graduation, he proudly served in the US Army and then began his career as an offset printer until his retirement. He enjoyed playing guitar, singing bluegrass and barbershop and cheering the Razorbacks, Cowboys and Braves. Robert was a long-time member of Rogers First Church of the Nazarene where he was very active in their choir and ensembles.
Survivors include his sons, Daryl Sykes (Lynette) of Bella Vista, Jeff Sykes (Jeane) of Oklahoma City and Ron Sykes (Doronda) of Harrah, Oklahoma; 5 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren (and two more on the way); extended family members and dear friends.
Visitation will be from 3-5 p.m., Sunday, January 6, 2019 at Rollins Funeral Home in Rogers. His funeral will be at 10 a.m., Monday January 7 at Rogers First Church of the Nazarene with interment at 1 p.m., Tuesday January 8, 2019 in Fayetteville National Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Rollins Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed at

Published January 5, 2019

Rollins Funeral Home
1401 W. Hudson Rd, Rogers, AR
Phone: 479-631-6617