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Jonathan Paul Sykes


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Jonathan Paul Sykes, a resident of Big Spring, TX, died at home surrounded by family and friends on September 20, 2021 at the age 37 from a long battle of cancer. The family will receive friends from 6pm-8pm Friday, September 24th at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Funeral Service will be at 2pm Saturday, September 25th at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Interment will follow at Mount Olive Memorial Park.

Jon is survived by his parents Pam Swinney and stepfather Bobby Swinney and Earl Sykes and stepmother Connie Sykes; his wife, Melinda Kennedy; his children, Jahari Kennedy, Jaryn Vanover and Jalen Sykes; his grandchildren, Isley, Kit, and Legend; siblings, Ryan Kneesel, Justin Kneesel, Matthew Kneesel and Charissa Sykes.

Jon was born in Wisconsin on January 19, 1984 to Pam Swinney and Earl Sykes. He attended Roswell High in Roswell, NM then went on to play basketball for Howard Jr. College and West Texas A&M.

Jon was a devoted father, uncle and friend. Jon made a life with Melinda Kennedy here in Big Spring, TX with their children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Jon enjoyed fishing, hunting, sports, horseback riding and traveling. He was very strong opinionated and loved to debate on every subject. Jon was full of life and enjoyed his friends and family. He was a great protector, had a heart of gold and a tongue of fire. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by brother Chad Kneesel; grandparents Eleanor and Richard Helt, Ever T Sykes and Joanne Neuhart.

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Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home and Crematory. Online condolences can be made at www.npwelch.com

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