Gene Mathews Dyke, age 60, went to be with the Lord on March 13, 2015. Gene was a resident of Dacula, Georgia, and previously lived in Cairo, Georgia. Gene was the son of Colonel Samuel E. Dyke and Betty S. Dyke, who preceded him in death. Gene is survived by Gwyn Dyke, his wife of 34 years; his sons, Mathew Dyke and wife and grandson Lauren and Samuel Dyke, of Lafayette, LA and Philip Dyke of Brookhaven, GA; his daughter Rayna Dyke of Dacula, GA; his brothers Bill Dyke of Norman, OK and wife Paula, David Dyke of Greenwood, SC and wife Patsy, and Sam Dyke of Roswell, GA and wife Christine; brothers in law Scott Lewis of Buford, GA, Mark Lewis of Houston, TX and wife Bridget; sister in law Lynda Neal of Buford, GA and husband Randy; nieces Kelli Satness of Norman, OK and husband Adam, Victoria Lewis of Buford, GA, Callyn Harvey of Okeechobee, FL and husband Weston, and Adelaide Lewis of Houston, TX; nephews Billy Dyke of Hollywood, CA, Shannon Adams of Ninety Six, SC, Charlie Mac Adams of Charlotte, NC, and Tyler Neal of Brookhaven, GA. Gene is also survived by many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Gene was a member of Hebron Baptist Church and the Hamilton Mill Golf Club. He was employed with Gulf Atlantic Sales and Associates, LLC, and previously in the nursery industry. He attended college at Louisiana Tech in Ruston, LA and the University of South Alabama in Mobile, AL, where he was a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity and played on the University of South Alabama golf team. The family will be receiving visits from friends and family on Sunday, March 29, 2015, from 2:00 until 5:00 p.m. at Apalachee Farms Clubhouse 1001 Dacula Rd. Dacula, GA 30019 In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Autism Speaks www.autismspeaks.org In Honor of Samuel Dyke, Gene’s Grandson 888-772-9050

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  1. My heart breaks for you, my dear Gwyn, your sons, and sweet Rayna. I love you and will always be here for you.

  2. Gwyn and Rayna,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. Gene was such a supportive husband and dad. Please let me know if you need anything. You are both in my thoughts and prayers
    Mary Lou Enright

  3. Gwyn and Family,
    I was so sorry to hear about Gene’s death. My heart aches that you are having to experience the loss of your soulmate. My sincere thoughts and prayers are with you, Rayna, Matthew and Phillip during this time and the days ahead.

    Gail

  4. Gwyn and family,
    We were so sorry to hear about Gene, we thought your card at Christmas sounding encouraging. I will always remember the fun times we had playing golf at Cairo Country Club. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  5. Gwyn,

    Thinking of you and the children during this difficult time. We still miss your family here at the Church.

  6. Gwyn,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of sorrow. Praying for strength and courage to face the days ahead.

  7. I would like to offer my condolences to the Dyke family and also share a comforting scriptural promise made by Jesus that we will be reunited with our loved ones again.(John 5:28,29)

  8. It was a shock to here of Gene’s passing. We at NDL would like to offer our condolences. We rest in the fact that Gene is with his Saviour and at peace. I will look forward to seeing him again in the future

    John

  9. Gwyn, we are sending prayers and love to you, Phillip, Matthew and Rayna. Peace to you all.

  10. Dear Gwyn,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you. I miss you and learned so much from you.

    Lots of love,
    Paige

  11. Gwen,
    We are thinking of you at this time. We just heard of Gene’s illness last week. Give the boys and Rayna (though she won’t remember us) a hug from the Smith’s.

  12. Gwyn, our thoughts and prayers are with your family. I never had the pleasure of knowing Gene but have heard so many wonderful things about him from my dear friend Lynda. I know the precious memories you have will give you peace. Marie

  13. Gwyn, I will always cherish the time I spent with Gene on the Vision 2000 committee and teaching Matthew in Sunday
    School. know that God will help you and your family during this time of grief. I know your heart hurts and his children.

  14. Gwyn,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and the kids. Gene was a great man and taught me a lot about the nursery business. I am the salesperson today because of him.

    My Deepest Sympathy ❤️
    Mandy

  15. I would like to express my condolences for your loss. Our Heavenly Father feels empathy for all who have felt the sting of death and, therefore, promises that death, pain and mourning will be eliminated.- Hosea 13:14; Revelation 21:4. Jesus gave even more reason for hope at John 5:28, 29 where he explains: “…all those in the memorial tombs… will come out…” It is my prayer that these scriptures and the warm memories of your dear loved one will comfort you and bring you solace until the time when you and he are reunited.
    Sincerely,

  16. Gwen,

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Gene made me feel welcome as a brother in Kappa Sigma. Our brief time together as roomies at the Kappa Sig house down at Brookley was some of my most cherished college memories. You were very special to him. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and the family. God bless.

  17. Gwynn ,
    So very sorry to hear of your loss! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!
    Jim and Debbie

  18. Gywn,
    Our prayers and thoughts are for you and your family at this time. Stay strong in the Lord.

  19. Gwyn,
    Gene was not only a hard working representative that could sell anything to anybody but over the years became my good friend. Gene brought out the best in everyone and made me laugh constantly. I was so blessed to have met him and he will be missed deeply by the Fieldpiece crew.
    God bless all of you!
    Pat Clausen

  20. Gwynn,
    It has been a long time since the days at the Kappa Sigma House.
    I took Gene to play golf at the club one day and I remember how much I enjoyed his company.
    He had a great smile and we will all miss him.
    Thinking of you and your family during these difficult days.
    God Bless.
    tee

  21. Gwyn,
    Nothing could have injured me more than hereing of this. It is the shock of a lifetime. May God watch over you and keep Gene in my prayers.
    David Clark

  22. Gene,
    May the Lord bless you and keep you.
    May the Lord’s face shine upon you and be good to you.
    May the Lord look upon you with love and give you peace.

    Thankful our paths in life crossed.
    Always and forever, AEKDB.
    Muscat

  23. Dear Gwen, Philip and the Family,

    I will always be grateful for Gene’s personal and professional support and his genuine approach to life and business.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers. Ken

  24. I’ve been trained as a scisntiet, of course I also believe that believing science is much much better than nonesense crap. What I tried to say was that if scisntiets often consider them to be eslites and everyone should just believe in science, it doesn’t help the development of science education actually. I think the society actually needs more rational discussions on most issues. In many cases, scisntiets should also learn the sources of lay people getting incorrect information in order to understand the real problems are and then have a better way to deliver correct information to the publics.

  25. Gwyn, I have thought of Gene many times since my days of Kappa Sigma brotherhood with him at La Tech. I have even taught my children one of the sayings he taught me,,,that was funny to me. I have googled him and never found him until today when one of my other frat buddies told us this sad story. Gene had a wonderful gift of humor that our entire frat benefited from. I thank God that I had the pleasure of knowing him and knowing he was a Christian! May God bless you and your family. Mike Rickels

  26. Gwyn, we never met, but I have some great happy memories of Gene from our Kappa Sigma days at Louisiana Tech. He was a lot of fun and I have valued those few years of knowing him for all my life. I thought of him occasionally after all these years.
    I have lived near Marietta GA in west Cobb county since 1988, remembering he came from Cairo, I really regret I didn’t think of trying to contact him or that he may be near Atlanta until a year or so ago, and when I did, I saw the obituary.
    All the best to you and your children and may good Gene rest in peace.. Bryan Ashley

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