Walter L. Sikes

Born  April 19, 1938
Retired   July 1, 1994
Passed away  February 19, 2022

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Walter Lee Sikes, 83, of Lumberton, died Saturday, February 19, 2022, at Christus Southeast Texas - St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. He was born April 19, 1938, in Paris, Texas, to Bessie Lou Lindsey Sikes and John Clay Sikes. Walter had a kind, gentle soul. His hobbies included making furniture, woodworking, gardening, and helping others. He retired after thirty-seven years as a lineman and line foreman with Gulf States Utilities and Entergy. Walter was a member of the Lumberton Masonic Lodge #1430 and a faithful member of North End Baptist Church for fifty-nine years.

He is survived by the love of his life, who he always called baby, Jo Ann Sikes of Lumberton; his little baby and daddy's girl, Laura Sikes of Lumberton; sisters-in-law, Johnnie McManus of Beaumont; Ronnie Hamilton and her husband, Roger, of Beaumont; niece, Kelly Simon and her husband, Chad, of Beaumont; nephew, Jud Hamilton and his wife, Agata, of Poland; niece, Christina Morgan and her husband, Andrew, of Austin; and many great nieces and nephews.

Walter is preceded in death by his parents, John and Bessie Sikes; brother, James Sikes; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Joe T. and Zeffie Ramos; brother-in-law, Billy Ramos; granddogs, Maggie and Emma; and many friends and family that have gone before him.

A gathering of Mr. Sikes' family and friends will be at 11:00 a.m., with his funeral service beginning at 12:00 p.m., Thursday, February 24, 2022, at North End Baptist Church, 5115 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, with his interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 4955 Pine Street, Beaumont.

Memorial contributions may be made to the North End Baptist Church, 5115 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, Texas 77706; the Humane Society of Southeast Texas, 2050 Spindletop Avenue, Beaumont, Texas 77705; or to the Masonic Lodge #1430, 305 Fletcher Road, Lumberton, Texas 77657.