ALLYN SIKES Obituary – March 1, 1943 – Feb. 16, 2020


Luther Allyn Sikes, 76, of Henderson passed away Sunday morning, Feb. 16, at his home in Henderson.
Funeral services were 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, at Shackelford Funeral Directors – East Main with Bro. James McKinney, Jr., Bro. Danny Webb and Bro. Don Cartwright officiating.
Burial followed in Big Springs Cemetery at Pinson. The family received friends at East Main 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday.  
He was born March 1, 1943 in Chester County and grew up at Five Points in Madison County, the son of the late James Allen and Mary Christine Ballard Sikes. He attended school in Madison County. 
He moved to Florida at an early age in the 60s and started working as a florist. He owned three different flower shops during his working years, retiring in 2008 and moving back to Tennessee.  He was a nationally known designer; some of his floral designs were published in the International Flower Magazine of the United States and also in Southern Retail and Creation Designs of American.
He was a member of the Florida State Florist Association and was a Past President.  He was also a member of the Florida State Florists Hall of Fame. He enjoyed running and had been in some half Marathons.
He was a member of the Pinson Church of God.
He is survived by two brothers, Steve Sikes of Plant City, Fla., and Jackie (Shirley) Sikes of Henderson; four sisters, Nancy Jackson of Jacks Creek, Connie McKinney of Pinson, Phyllis Hough of Plant City, Fla., and Jolynn  (James) Armstrong  of Huron; an adopted son, Aaron (Anna) Frankhauser of Cleveland; two godchildren, Avery and Jace Frankhauser; and two sisters-in-law Susie Sikes of Jackson and Joy Sikes of Henderson.
A special thanks to caregiver, Jackie Sikes.