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Obituary: Leo Billy Dykes

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Leo Billy Dykes "Bill" Bill Dykes passed away June 27, 2007 at the age of 88. Born in Salt Lake City May 25, 1919 to Thomas Leo and Cecilia Heckman Dykes. He attended East High and Utah State University. Married Maxine Jenkins November 22, 1940. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corp serving at Okinawa, Guam, Guadal-canal and China during World War II. After returning from the war, Bill became a founding partner in Ace Automotive Supply, which he ran successfully until retiring at age 85. An avid sportsman, Bill enjoyed playing golf, bowling, hunting, fishing, and baseball. He was inducted into the Utah State Bowling Hall of Fame in 1997, having an average of 190 or better for more than 25 years. In 1961, he bowled against the great Billy "G" on special lanes installed at Derk's Field. He was a past president of the Salt Lake, Utah State, and Utah Pro Bowlers Association. A quiet, gentle man of few words, Bill garnered a great respect by all of his family and peers. His prize accomplishments include building his own boat to take his children fishing, and a wonderful cabin at Strawberry Reservoir our family will always treasure. Survived by his wife of 66 years, Maxine; children, Karen (Ray) Evans, JoAnn (Curt) Clark, Marilyn Parry, Judy (Bryan) Johnson, Barb (Robby) Jackson, Glen Dykes, Wayne (Marsha) Dykes, Sherrill (Bud) Blanchard; brother Wes; 32 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; one great great-grandchild; and others who loved to call him Grandpa. Preceded in death by son, Jim; sister, Dolores; and brother, Kenny. Services to be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 3rd at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Chapel, 3401 S. Highland Drive. A viewing Monday, July 2nd from 6-8 p.m. and one hour prior to the service at Wasatch Lawn.