DUNKIRK: Rev. Harry C. Lycett, 96, of Cherry Street, South Dayton, formerly of Smith Mills, died Sunday, October 27th, at the Absolut at Dunkirk. Rev. Lycett was born in the Town of Carrollton, NY on September 9, 1917, the son of the late Harry J. and Enola (Hough) Lycett.
He was a graduate of East High School, Buffalo and graduated from Clear Creek Bible School in Pineville, Kentucky in 1953. Rev. Lycett moved to Smith Mills in October 1954 and started Gage Chapel Community Church, serving as Pastor for a total of 29 years (from January 1954-November 1958 & January 1968-1992, when he retired). He was also a Pastor at Maryland Bible Church, Onieda, NY for 3 years, Hayts Corners Bible Church, Hayts Corners, NY for 4 years and in 1966 started a new church at Onieda Beach-Fellowship Baptist, where he served for 3 years. He worked at Odosagih Bible Conference in Machias, NY and attended Family Church in South Dayton. Rev. Lycett was a former member of Faith Baptist Church, Dunkirk, a former member of Gage Chapel Community Church, Smith Mills and at one time worked for Forestville Central School as a Custodian.
Survivors include a daughter, Linda Rose, of Silver Creek, two sons John (Priscilla) Lycett, of South Dayton and Thomas Lycett, of Dunkirk. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren and several nieces & nephews. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his wife Ruth (Rolloff) Lycett, whom he married April 13, 1940 in Buffalo and who died October 14, 2001, by a daughter Sally Peebles and by 3 sisters Doris Gearmon, Betty Reilly & Helen Burghstahler.
Friends are welcome to call at the Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm from where Funeral Services will be held Thursday morning at 11 o’clock, with Rev. Michael Pollock, pastor of Gage Chapel Community Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Balltown Cemetery, Town of Hanover.
The family suggests memorial donations may be made either to the Forestville Fire Dept. Emergency & Rescue Squad, Chestnut Street, Forestville, NY 14062 or to the American Cancer Society, 101 John J. Audubon Parkway, Amherst, NY 14228-1198. To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.