The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

Obituaries

June 21, 2014

Jesse Pike

— Former Staff Sgt. Jesse Thomas Pike, 94, of Athens died Thursday, June 19,2014, at Athens-Limestone Hospital.

The funeral is 3 p.m. Sunday at McConnell Funeral Home with Eddie Gooch officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery.

Visitation is 1-2:45 p.m. Sunday at McConnell Funeral Home. 

Mr. Pike was born Nov. 23, 1919, in Capshaw to William Franklin Pike and Bessie Worthey Pike.

Former Staff Sgt. Pike served in the U.S. Army for four years in World War II — in the wave of the Normandy Invasion. He served in the 4th division, 22nd infantry. He received a Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, European African Middle Eastern Service Medal, and a Purple Heart.

He owned Pike's Grocery on Nick Davis Road for 50 years. He owned White Dove Green Houses. He loved people, and after he retired he loved to raise vegetables and sell them at the Farmers Market. He was an avid Alabama fan. He was a member of Isom's Chapel United Methodist Church since 1946.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ruby Henderson Pike; one grandson, Timothy Michael Harper; five sisters; and three brothers.

Survivors include one daughter, Betty Jean Harper of Athens; one sister, Rosetta

Landers of Athens; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Howard Wallace, Dr. Milton George, James Pike, Gary Burgett, Phillip Wagnon and Charles Privett. Honorary pallbears will be his friends from

Hardee's breakfast group.

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