William A. “Bill” Lykins age 66, 3272 North 250 West Portland passed away Saturday. He was born in Portland April 1, 1948 the son of Robert and Thelma Mae (Gibbs) Lykins. He was married May 24, 1969 to Carol Hough who survives. He served with the U.S. Army and was a member of American Legion Post #211, Tri State Gas Engine and Tractor and a 1966 Portland High School graduate. He worked as a bus driver for Jay School Corp., groundskeeper for Jay County Fairgrounds, worked for Harvest Land Co-Op in Bryant and had worked for G.E. in Decatur for twenty three years.
Surviving are his wife Carol, two sons Scott Lykins (wife Lisa) of Bryant and Chad Lykins (wife Briggett) of Portland, one daughter Mrs. Jamie (Amy) Shaneyfelt of Portland, one brother David Ferguson (wife Judy) of Fort Wayne, one sister Roseanna Moore of Ridgeville, Ten grandchildren
Funeral services will be Thursday at 2:00 P.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastors Wilbur Taylor and Randy Davis presiding. Burial will follow in the Gravel Hill Cemetery west of Bryant. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2:00 – 8:00 P.M. and one hour prior to the services Thursday. Memorials can be made to the choice of the donor