Oak Ridge Class of 1938



Class Pages:

In these pages I have collected information, photos and memorabelia from the classes that I have been able to secure from students and social media. If you have materials from your class, please contact me. I will happily add items to the page. My email is oakes@physics.utexas.edu.

The 1938 Graduating Class of Oak Ridge High School. Members of the group are left to right:

First row: Marjorie Rowland and James Holliday, honor students

Second row: Willis Eugene Dykes, Geraldine ?, Mayo Redditt, Catherine Cole, Johnny Hearn, Annie Mae Redditt

Third row: Wilmer Butts , Floyd Bryant maybe, Littie Pettway, H. H. Williams, Winnie Alice Wells and Bob Harlen

(Thanks to Edward Reed, son of Annie Mae Redditt for posting the photo.)



























Oak Ridge Obituaries of deceased members of Class of 1938

Gone But Not Forgotton



Willis Eugene Dykes

Willis Eugene Dykes was born October 29, 1919 in Kentwood, Louisiana to Murphy J. and Kate Louis Dykes. The family moved to Vicksburg in 1927.He married Annie Pearl Bishop on April 14, 1940. Their children were Wills Gerald "Jerry", Tommy and Melvin. Annie Pearl's parents were James Lafeyette and Lula Permelia Bishop.

Wedding photo of Willis and Annie Pearl, 1940.


In 1941, he was working for Anderson Tully Co as a flooring checker and living on Highway 61 North.


He served in the US Navy during WWII. He returned to Anderson-Tully and continued to work there for 43 years.

Willis died July 23, 1987 in Vicksburg. He is buried in Green Acres Memorial Park in Vicksburg, MS.

Willis Eugene Dykes.