WILMINGTON — Gary Frink Sikes Jr., 43, also known as “Champ,” was born Sept. 28, 1977, and went to be with the Lord Friday, Dec. 25, 2020. Gary was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
He was preceded in death by his loving mother, Deborah Saunders Sikes of Wilmington.
He is survived by his two devoted and adoring children, Catherine Louise Malone, 22, and Gary Frink Sikes III, 18, both of Wilmington. Gary is also survived by his strong-willed, loving and devoted friend, his dad, Gary Frink Sikes Sr. of Wilmington; sister, Amanda S. McCormick, and her husband, Joseph B. McCormick, and their son, Tucker B. McCormick; brother, Jeffrey S. Sikes Sr., and his wife, Crystal C. Sikes, and their children, Jeffrey S. Sikes Jr., Kenneth White, Nathan White and Raegan M. Knowles; and youngest brother, Mason L. Sikes, and his wife, Elana M. Sikes, and their children, Alex M. Sikes and Cody E. Sikes.
Gary loved and lived his life to the fullest extent. He treasured his children and family more than anything. He was a terrific father to his children and loved them more than life itself. Gary had the heart of a saint, he would give the shirt off of his back to anyone in need and always had a shoulder to lean on. He was kind-hearted, outgoing, lovingly stubborn, focused and determined in anything he did.
He loved the beach, camping, drawing and sketching, but most importantly, spending time with his children and family. Being a hard worker was also very important to him. Gary made a positive impact on anyone who came into his life. He could light up any room that he walked in. He was always the funniest person around and could make you laugh and smile just when you needed it.
He had a way with words. Gary was a caring, loving, compassionate father, son, brother and uncle who was strong in his faith and was prepared to meet his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Gary will be deeply missed, and another angel has gained his wings.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
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