A well known Dixon Springs farmer and accomplished carpenter was pronounced dead at the Riverview Regional Medical Center early Tuesday morning February 26, 2013.
Mr. Barry Dycus died at 5:14 a.m. at the age of 77 after becoming gravely ill at his Rome Road home.
Funeral services were conducted from the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home on Thursday afternoon February 28th and burial followed in the Dixon Springs Cemetery. Eld. Barney Allison officiated at the 1 p.m. services.
One of nine children of the late Bernard Thurman and Jerrine Ardelle Goad Dycus, he was born Barry Lee Dycus in the Willette Community of Macon County on October 28, 1935.
Siblings preceding him in death were Glyn and Hugh Dycus and William Bernard Dycus who died as an infant.
On September 14, 1956 he was united in marriage to Ruby Frances Dias a Riddleton Community native and daughter of the late well known building contractor Ernest and Mary Dias.
They were married in Hartsville by then Trousdale County Judge E. J. Parker Sr.
Mr. and Mrs. Dycus were preceded in death by a son Edward Kimble “Kimmie” Dycus who died August 18, 2004 at the age of 43.
Also a cattleman, he had several farms located in Smith, Trousdale and Macon counties.
He was a 1954 graduate of Red Boiling High School where he was active in the agricultural studies.
Surviving in addition to his wife of over fifty six years is a daughter, Hartsville Nurse Practitioner Beth Dycus Oldham and husband Donnie of Dixon Springs; son, Ronnie Dycus also of Dixon Springs; two sisters, Betty Huffines and husband Harold of Willette, Frances Hudson and husband Billy of Kempville; three brothers, Paul Dycus and wife Louann of Lebanon, Walter Dycus and wife Linda of Waverly, David Dycus and wife Kim of Lafayette; granddaughter, Amber White; great-grandchild, Grayson Perkins; two sisters-in-law, Janice Dycus of Gallatin and Hilda Dycus of Red Boiling Springs.