Missing Person Hollis Laverne Dykes
Hollis Laverne Dykes

Hollis Laverne Dykes was a last seen in Elk City on June 6th, 1983. There is no further information related to his disappearance.

Hollis was 49 years old, 5’5”, approximately 165-195 lbs , with brown hair and blue eye when he was last reported seen.

We do know that in 1982 Hollis filed suit against Beckham County Sheriff Dean Smith and Deputy Keith Crum for failing to serve him a divorce summons and as a result he’d been charged with child stealing on December 26th, 1982 when he was with his 6-year-old son James. He was seeking $28,000 in punitive damages. On June 6th, 1983, a ticket for operating a motor vehicle without an inspection sticker was given to Hollis in Beckham County. He hasn’t been seen or heard from since.

Hollis was born in Hammon, Oklahoma on November 9th, 1933. He went on to serve in the Army from 1951 to at least 1955. While stationed in California he was married. Hollis also began a new career in California – horse jockey. He went on to divorce his first wife and married and divorced at least twice more. In 1962 Hollis worked for Exercise Boy Race Tracks in Los Angeles. He later moved back to Oklahoma. Hollis was white with brown hair and blue eyes. He was 5’5 and 165-195 lbs when last seen. He is listed as # MP30010 in NaMus and there are no exclusions for him.

If you have any information on the disappearance of Hollis Dykes please contact the Elk City Police Department at (580) 225-1212.

Information resource(s):

NamUs #MP30010

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