Rev. Garvin Dykes

  • Born: August 7, 1943
  • Died: June 25, 2018
  • Location: Cochran, Georgia

Fisher Funeral Home

122 W Dykes St
Cochran, GA 31014
Tel. (478) 934-6336

Tribute & Message From The Family

Funeral services for Garvin Dykes, 74, of Cochran, who died Monday, June 25, 2018, at The Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon, will be held Friday, June 29, 2018, at 11 a.m., in the Chapel of Fisher Funeral Home in Cochran, with the reverends: Travis Dykes, Troy Dykes, Trent Dykes, Neil Beard and Larry Pearson officiating. Burial will be in Macedonia Church Cemetery following the service. A visitation will be held Thursday, June 28, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Fisher Funeral Home.

Mr. Dykes was born in Bleckley County to the late Johnnie Elford and Bertie Jane Dykes. His life was truly devoted to doing God's work while raising a family with his wife of 56 years, he served as an ordained Baptist minister for 55 of those years. During his ministry he served as a pastor for 37 years and the past 18 years he served as a missionary with Baptist International Outreach. During his mission by God he helped found churches in thirteen countries. A grandson Nicholas Trent Dykes proceeded him in death.

Mr. Dykes is survived by his devoted wife, Faye Dykes of Cochran; sons: Troy (Cindy) Dykes of Sylvester, Trent (Carminta) Dykes of Cochran, and Travis (Mimi) Dykes of McDonough, Georgia; brother, Perry Dykes of Cochran; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

The family is at the Dyke's Residence at 478 Bowers Cemetery Road in Cochran. In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made to Joyce's Kids, P.O. Box 587 Jefferson City, Tennessee 37760 or online at:

Fisher Funeral Home of Cochran has charge of arrangements.
Serving You since 1898.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Faye, you folks will forever be special to Helen and me - Garvin baptized Helen and we all look for a wonderful reunion someday. Nevertheless, so sorry for your earthly loss. It is ours as well.

Posted by Charles Lamb - Roanoke, VA - friend   July 02, 2018

Very confident he heard this
His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. Matthew 25:21

Posted by David Dennis - Hollister, FL - Family   June 30, 2018

So sorry for you loss. We are praying for your family.

Posted by Lynne Thomas - Sylvester, GA - Friend   June 28, 2018

Bro Dykes was/is such a faithful servant of our Lord. He and Faye have been great testimonies of the love of Christ. We thank the Lord for the joy of knowing him here ( going all the way back TTU ) and look forward to seeing him again in Glory one day. God bless you all.

Posted by Mike Bragg - Medina, OH   June 28, 2018

We are so sorry for your loss. You all are in our prayers.

Posted by Dennis Fish - Cochran, GA - Friend   June 28, 2018

Pastor Dykes, was the reason I am a Christian. He and Miss Faye are the most Godly people I have ever had the blessing to know and respect and Love. Pastor Dykes married Bret and I 38 years ago in july.we will see him again when we go home. May God bless his family in his absence until they are reunited in Heaven Love Shelly and Bret Baker

Posted by Shelly BAKER - Yuma, AZ - friend   June 28, 2018

So grateful for Pastor Dykes testimony as a preacher, husband and friend. He had a tenderness about him, and yet a fierceness as a warrior for Christ.

Posted by Debby Nichols - O'Fallon, MO - Friend   June 27, 2018

He was a wonderful man of God

Posted by Kayla Anderson - Maynardville, TN - Friend   June 27, 2018

Dear Faye and Family, we are praying for you. God bless you.

Posted by Talmadge Walker - Newnan, GA - Friend   June 27, 2018

God bless you Faye, we are praying for you.

Posted by Gene Parker - Sequatchiesnipi, TN - Friend   June 26, 2018

Garvin was an amazing man of God who could relate to anyone. I consider myself his spiritual daughter because of how much He showered on me through Garvin.

Mark 25:21 - His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

Posted by Denise Minor - Worcester, MA - Friend   June 26, 2018

My love to all the family, Garvin was loved and respected by many and he will be missed. He was a special part of my life and my family. Faye, Troy, Trent, Travis and the rest of the family you will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Jill Smith - Douglasville, GA - Family Friend   June 26, 2018


My heart is heavy. Thoughts & prayers to Sister Faye and family. Brother Dykes has touched a lot of lives around the world. We have the promise of seeing him again in heaven . It was a pleasure to see him at our March revival at Grace Baptist Church in Urbana, Ohio

Posted by Sheila Taber - Urbana, OH - Friend   June 26, 2018