August 5, 2022
COLUMBUS — Marcus O. Sykes, 43, died July 30, 2022, at UAB Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, at Carter’s Funeral Services. Visitation will be two hours prior to services at the funeral home. Carter’s Funeral Services of Columbus is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Sykes was born Jan. 12, 1971, in Columbus, to Terry McCoy and the late Sylvia Sykes. He was a graduate of Columbus High School and was formerly employed as a mechanic. He was a veteran of the United States Army National Guard.
In addition to his father, he is survived by his wife, Neika Donley; children, Marcus Sykes Jr., Denzel Sykes, Dezmon Sykes, Markelyia Sykes, Sylvontae Sykes, Dakota Sykes, Xavier Armistad, La’Darius Williams, Caourtavius Williams, all of Columbus, and Demarrio Sykes of East St. Louis, Illinois; siblings, Marrio Sykes, Rico Turner, Levert Nance, Latoria McCoy, Tequila McCoy, all of Columbus, Shanda Bates of Hoover, Alabama, Cleveland Shinn of Houston, Texas, and Brianna Mitchell of Pascagoula.