George W. "GW" Dykes Sr., 73, of Apalachicola, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013.

Born Feb. 7, 1940 in Port St Joe, he had been a resident of Apalachicola for 52 years and was a commercial fisherman.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Ruby L Dykes; his children, Kathy Creamer (Dennis), of Eastpoint, George W. Dykes Jr., of Apalachicola, Connie Polous (Dewitt), of Eastpoint, Sabrina Webb (Mitchell), of Apalachicola; his grandchildren: Eric Polous (Heather), Wesley Creamer (Stephanie), Pamela Cox (William), Savanah Dykes, Tiffany Creamer (DJ), Dona Harrell (Casey), Latoya Dykes, and Tyler Webb; and 12 greatgrand children; his mother: Johnnie M Dykes; his sisters: Dora Coulter (Arthur), Jeanine Peterson ( Lawrence), and Lee Collie, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Willie Dykes and his brothers, Marvin & Glenn Dykes.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 9 at the Assembly of God Church in Apalachicola with interment following in Holly Hill Cemetery.

All services are under the direction of the Comforter Funeral Home.