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Jerry Lykins

August 13, 1931 — May 6, 2015

A memorial service will be held 11:00 am, Thursday, May 14, 2015 at Highland Baptist Church for Jerry C. Lykins, age 84, of Roswell, who went home to be with the Lord on May 6, 2015.

He was born August 13, 1931 to Daneth and Hattie Lykins in Albany, MO.

Jerry served his country in the Air Force. When he got out he came to Roswell, NM and adventured into the tire business, Lykins Tire and OK Rubber Welders was created with his brother John. After his brother's passing, he served with Forrest Tire for 20 years.

Jerry loved helping his family and friends. He loved to hunt, fish and gardening, He liked going to Mrs. Epps Ranch to cut wood and check on the cattle. He always had his beer and sardines with crackers. He always had a kind word for everybody, he will be greatly missed.

He is preceded in death by his parents, sister, Kathleen Gibson; brothers, John W. Lykins, Verl Lykins; and his beloved son, Johnny Lykins.

He is survived by his wife Zora at the family home, son, Timmy Lykins and his partner Darlene, of Roswell; grandchildren, Chris Lykins and his wife Melody of Artesia, NM, Shari "Dani" Lykins, Holden Lykins and his partner Judy, Zoee Lykins, Gabriel Starling Lykins, all of Roswell, NM; great grandchildren, Ali Lykins of Artesia, NM, Christian and Caden Lykins Acosta. Also survived by his daughter-in-laws, Kay Lykins and Teresa Lykins; sister, Rosalie Mastin of Cameron, MO, numerous nieces and nephews of Missouri.

The family would like to thank Jodie Rogers, Bev Bucklew, Marie, Alma and Tim Arlett from hospice, the #5 Fire Station, Sue Ann Lyons and Debbie S. from Comfort Keepers.

He has left us, and we're so sad,
A wonderful grandpa, and a dad.
This loss of ours, is very deep,
We are here, to mourn and weep.

It's so hard to say goodbye,
To such a wonderful and special guy.
Many of us, he has inspired,
We all loved him, and admired.

To many of us, he was a friend,
We could all rely and depend.
We'll all miss him, so much and dearly,
Rest in peace, we wish sincerely.

Arrangements are under the personal care of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.
Online condolences may be made at


Memorial Service

Highland Baptist Church
2001 S. Lea
Roswell, NM  88203
Thursday, May 14, 2015
11:00 AM
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