Allan Leslie “Butch” Dykes, 1944-2020


Allan Leslie “Butch” Dykes, 75, of Mineola passed away on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020 at his home. He was born on Dec. 25, 1944 in Mineola to the late Robert Dykes and Mary Padgett Dykes. 

Butch was a retired railroad conductor and member of Central Baptist Church in Lindale. He loved fishing and taught Sunday School for many years. 

He is survived by his loving wife, Kay Dykes of Mineola; sons, Ronnie Dykes of Lufkin and Robert Dykes and his wife Tammy of Mineola; daughter, Katrina Dykes of Fort Worth; sisters, Brenda Tucker and her husband Aubrey of Mineola, Mary West of Mineola and Cathy Snelling and her husband James of Lafayette, La.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Visitation was held on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020 from 3-5 p.m. at Beaty Funeral Home in Mineola. Funeral was held on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020 at Beaty Funeral Home at 2 p.m. with Rev. Byron Howard and Rev. Jerry Phillips conducting. Interment followed at Roselawn Memorial Garden in Mineola.