MSU mourns passing of Jeff Lykins


In the spring, Morehead State mourned the loss of employee Jeff Lykins, who passed away Saturday, March 23, at St. Claire HealthCare in Morehead.  

Lykins, 48, was a vending technician at MSU where he had worked since 2011. He was a 1988 graduate of Rowan County Senior High School and served as a deacon at Slaty Point Baptist Church.  

He is survived by his parents, Larry Lykins (and stepmother Myra) of Blairs Mill and Mary Holbrook Howard (and stepfather John) of Morehead; his wife, Hope Howard Lykins, who is a building services technician at the University; one daughter, Hayle Marie Lykins, who attends MSU; two brothers, Chad (Beth) Carpenter of Florence and Trevor Lykins of Huntington Beach, California; one sister, Robin (Terry) Robbins of Blairs Mill; mother- and father-in-law, Doug and Zourdah Howard of Morehead and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.  

Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 27, at Northcutt and Son Home for Funerals Memorial Chapel in Morehead. Lykins was interred at Slaty Point Cemetery.