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Gary  Hykel

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BORN: Saturday December 1, 1956
DIED: Friday June 15, 2012


Wednesday June 20, 2012
11:00 AM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
3905 Hickox Road
Rowlett, TX   75089


Tuesday June 19, 2012
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Rest Haven Funeral Home - Rowlett Chapel
3701 Rowlett Rd.
Rowlett, TX   75088

Gary Hykel, age 55 of Rowlett, TX, passed away June 15, 2012. He was born December 1, 1956, in Waco, TX, to Jerry and Dorothy (Olsovsky) Hykel. Gary was married on July 13, 1985, in Plano, TX, to Brenda Medina and they have shared a wonderful life. He was an architect for J. Stuart Todd, Scout Master of Boy Scout Troop #1188, and he attended the Catholic church.

Gary is survived by his wife: Brenda Hykel; daughter: Jessica Hykel; and son Steven Hykel all of Rowlett, TX; sisters: Janet Kavanaugh of Van, TX, and Nancy Sulak and husband Duane of Robinson, TX; brother: Brian Hykel and wife Sheila of Hewitt, TX; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be held 11:00am Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Rowlett with Rev. Isadore Rozycki officiating. Interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Rest Haven Funeral Home-Rowlett Chapel Tuesday from 6:00 to 8:00pm with a rosary at 7:00pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Gary’s name to Baylor Neuro-Oncology Foundation, c/o Karen Fink, M.D. Ph.D., 3410 Worth Street, Suite 820, Dallas, TX 75246 or                

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I simply do not know a finer human being than Gary Hykel, and will forever truly celebrate his life and our Earthly time together.   For 20 years we were almost inseparable, sharing countless adventures, work, play, and treasured moments.  Indeed there isn't a day that goes by that I don't burst into a huge smile because of some recollection of times with Gary.  That won't change. 

Brenda, Jessica, Stephen, Janet, Nancy, & Brian:  May God grant you all of the comforts inherent with knowing that I loved and admired your husband, father, and brother, respectively, and that I always will.  allen

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We will remember Gary in our prayers always, as with Dorothy and Jerry - God knew that they were wonderful people to have with him...Gary was the cutest baby there ever was...

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Brenda and Kids,

When I saw the picture of Gary you choose for this site, it reminded me immediately of what I would miss most -- his sweet, sweet smile.  He was a good and gentle man.  I saw him five days a week for almost twenty years and never saw anything but goodness.

Sent by: Nora Hampton

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