Alan Bradford Dykes, 43, died January 9, 2024 in Carmel, Indiana from complications with brain cancer. Alan and his wife Courtney (Rogers) Dykes made their home in Indianapolis with their two children, Cecilia and Fiona, ages three and one. He was born in Indianapolis October 17, 1980 to Bradford W. Dykes (Stephanie), of Bedford, Indiana, and Amy McCord Clere (Ed), of New Albany, Indiana. A 1999 graduate of Tell City High School, he studied computer engineering at Purdue University and earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Technology at Purdue University in Indianapolis. Alan worked for more than a decade at First Databank as a manager.
His loved ones knew him to be an unflappable problem solver — when he knew the solution, he was eager to help, and when he did not know, he was eager to learn. In addition to his enthusiasm for Purdue sports, Alan was an avid fan of the Chicago Bears and joined many of his friends to take part in fantasy football each year. Thanks to the time he spent in the kitchen with his Granny Dykes, Alan took pride in preparing special dishes for his loved ones, smoked brisket chief among them. Throughout his life he loved music and learned to play the clarinet and guitar, and he enjoyed attending concerts. Alan shared his love of music with his precious daughters, with whom he liked to sing — he was especially enthralled by his daughters, who reflect him in so many ways.
In addition to his parents, wife and daughters, he is survived by four siblings, Lauren Hicks (Jeff) of Fishers, Indiana; Megan Rector (David) of Fishers, Indiana; John Clere of Louisville, Kentucky; and Hannah Clere (Nick) of Dallas, Texas.
The family asks that gifts of remembrance be directed to the American Brain Tumor Association, https://www.abta.org/