Mr. Pike was born in Wilmington on July 18, 1926, the son of Leland A. and Ruth L. (Johnson) Pike. He attended local schools, graduating from Wilmington High School.
After high school, Mr. Pike enlisted in the United States Navy and served his country during World War II. Mr. Pike later went to work for Dunham’s Shoe Factory and Emerson’s Furniture and then worked in maintenance for Marlboro College for many years.
Mr. Pike enjoyed the outdoors and loved hunting and fishing. He enjoyed hiking Haystack Mountain and cherished times spent with family and friends.
Mr. Pike is survived by his children, Lisa Gilbeau and her husband Dan, of Salisbury, NC, and Barry Pike and his wife Diane, of Lilburn, GA; his grandchildren, Heather Bedard, Adam and William Gilbeau, and Alexander and Jamie Pike; and his great-grandchildren, Robert and Alexis Bedard and Wyatt, Jackson and Violet Gilbeau.
At Mr. Pike’s request there is no formal funeral service. A small gathering for family and friends to celebrate his life will be held Thursday, August 29, at 6 pm at his home on Spruce Grove in Wilmington.
If friends desire, memorial gifts in his memory may be made to the Vermont Veterans Home Activities Fund, c/o Hanson-Walbridge & Shea Funeral Home, P.O. Box 957 Bennington, VT 05201. To send the family personal email condolences visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.
Funeral arrangements are under the care of Hanson-Walbridge & Shea Funeral Home, 213 West Main Street, Bennington.