Samuel Dewey “Pops” Wykle, 76, of Franklin, passed away Friday, September 18, 2020.
A native of Macon County, he was a son of the late Samuel Pearson Hall and Rosetta Perley Wykle. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, John Henry Wykle and a sister, Ruby Mullins. He attended the Olive Hill Gospel Chapel where he enjoyed singing in the choir. Samuel enjoyed singing Blue Grass music and playing the Banjo; he played and sang all over the US, including the Grand Ole Opry. Samuel proudly served his Country in the US Army during the Vietnam Campaign. He was employed by the US Forest Service as a Park Ranger for twenty years. Samuel enjoyed hunting, fishing, digging ginseng and sitting under an ole’ shade tree.
He is survived by one daughter, Adalia Lynn Wykle; sister, Patsy Lieshman of Havre de Grace, Maryland; granddaughter, Sylvia Lynn Bowman and his faithful service dog, “Tuffy” who was by his side for more than ten years.
Funeral Services will be held Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 2pm at the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Rev. Barry Bowman will officiate. Burial will follow in the Locust Field Baptist Church Cemetery, Jackson County.
The Family will receive friends an hour prior to the service at Macon Funeral Home.
Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Condolences can be made to the family at www.maconfuneralhome.com.