of Mountain View, AR
June 8, 1926 - November 29, 2022
Shirley Horace Dyke, 96, of Mountain View, Arkansas passed away on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 in Mountain View, Arkansas. Mr. Dyke was born on Tuesday, June 8, 1926 in Edinburgh, Indiana to the late Harry Vernon Dyke and Anna Grimes Dyke. Mr. Dyke was a Christian and was known for helping a lot of people. Shirley served our country in the United States Marine Corps for over twenty-five years, attaining the rank of Warrant Officer 1. His time in the service spanned across three wars, World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He stated that military schools were challenging but completed a Basic Utilities Course and was also able to accomplish courses in Engineer Air Field Construction, Mechanic-Gas Engines, Basic and Advanced Electrical courses, Refrigeration and Air Condition, Plumbing and Water Treatment, Power Distribution and Generators, Electric Motor Rewind and Rebuild and the Utilities Chief Schools. Shirley always said, "I would encourage any young person (male or female) to serve in the Military and complete as much training as possible, and at the same time getting paid to learn beneficial lifelong skills." He was a founder of the Stone County Honor Guard, Stone County Veteran of Foreign Wars, AMVETS Organization, and the American Legion. Left to cherish his memory are; his loving wife of sixty-nine years, Hannah McKee Dyke; two brothers, Harry Dyke of Fort Myers, Florida, Marion "Tuck" Dyke of Indianapolis, Indiana, and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.Mr. Dyke is preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Betty Tomlinson, Joy White.A graveside service will be 1PM EST Saturday, December 3, 2022 at Rest Haven Cemetery near Edinburgh, Indiana. Military Honors will be provided by the Stone County Honor Guard and the United States Marine Corps.A memorial service in Mountain View, Arkansas will be scheduled at a later date.Roller-Crouch Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
So sorry to hear. Hecwas Duchess a sweet man. Sending l9ve to Hannah.
Dear Hannah and family. Every time I talked with Shirley he was smiling and kind. A great service history for our country. The honor guard was one of many ways he had an impact on our community. We will miss this great man until we meet again. Karen Avey
The United States owes a great debt of gratitude to Mr. Shirley Dyke for his service during WWII, Korea and Vietnam, an exemplary patriot of the highest order. It was an honor having him as a friend. Thank you for a life well lived. You, Sir, will be missed.
Mrs.Hanna, we are so sorry to hear the news of Mr. Shirley’s passing, we always looked forward to visiting with you both when we came to Mt. View. We will always remember him fondly! He will be missed, Praying for strength and comfort during this difficult time.
Family and friends are in mine and Keith's prayers and thought. Such a long and influential life.
We used to be neighbors. Shirley was a wonderful man. My deepest condolences.
Hannah, I am so sorry to see this!! Shirley was an amazing person and I know he will be missed!!! He touched so many lives in his lifetime!! I am so Happy I was able to meet You and Shirley!! My Prayers and Love are with You!!! 🙏😘🙏
Our hat is off, as we thank Mr. Dyke for his service and influence to those around him. Prayers to the family and comfort during this difficult time. Praying for strength for Hannah.
Rest in Peace Sir. Thank you for your service to our country. Heartfelt sympathies to Ms Hannah