Bobbie Porter Dycus
Bobbie Porter Dycus , 73, a longtime resident of Hamilton, died
Wednesday, July 30, 2003, at his home in Hamilton. He was born on
Nov. 18, 1929, in Ina, the son of Benjamin Lloyd and Imogen Page
Dycus . He married Thelma M. Clinton on Sept. 19, 1953, in Mt. Vernon.
He is survived his wife, Thelma M. Dycus of Hamilton; three daughters,
Susie (Ronald) Schultz of Carthage, Carol Dycus and Mary Dycus , both
of Hamilton; two sons, Edward Dycus of Carthage and Larry Dycus of
Hamilton; three sisters, Geraldine (Charles) Gallie of Joliet, Linda
(Bill) Shea of Edmond, Okla., and Patsy (Joe) Piggett of Ina; one
brother, Jimmy (Cindy) Dycus of Mt. Vernon; three grandchildren,
Joshua (Michelle) Schulz of Quincy, Jeremy Schulz of Carthage, and
Jennifer (Cory) Clostermery of Carthage; one great granddaughter,
Caitlin Clostermery of Carthage; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Katherine "A.J."
Dycus , in 1987, and one sister, Dorothy Settles.
He entered the U.S. Army on Nov. 18, 1945, and transferred to the Air
Force. He retired from the Air Force on Oct. 31, 1967. He served in
Japan for five years, in Korea and Vietnam. He moved to Hamilton in
1968 and worked for Little Wheels in Keokuk, Iowa, for several years.
He then worked for the Hamilton Post Office, retiring after 16 years.
He loved gardening and especially spending time with his family and
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Aug. 2, at Lamporte Funeral Home of
Hamilton. Rev. Greg Busboom officiated. Burial followed in the Oakwood
Cemetery in Hamilton. A full graveside military service was held by the
Carthage V.F.W. and Hamilton V.F.W. A memorial has been established.
Source: The Hancock County Journal-Pilot, Carthage, IL
Date: August 6, 2003
Submitted by: Robert W. Loman