Ralph Herman Pike, 88 of Wilson passed away Friday. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Therese Catholic Church, 700 Nash Street N, Wilson. Inurnment to follow in Evergreen Memorial Park, Wilson.
The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6 – 8 p.m. at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson.
Ralph is survived by his loving wife, Aldiene Pike of sixty-eight years; sons, Bruce Pike and Dana Pike; daughters, Janet Franklin, Beth Mercado, Laura Sanborn, and Carol Weber; fourteen grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Johannah Pike; grandson, David Mercado, and his brother, Walter Pike.
Ralph served thirty-three years in the Marine Corps joining as a private and retiring as a major. He had combat tours in Korea and Vietnam. Upon retirement from service, he worked ten years for the City of Wilson as manager of maintenance of city vehicles.
Ralph enjoyed his retirement especially traveling with Aldiene. He was fond of birds, dogs, his home, garden and family.
Condolences directed to Joyner’s Funeral Home and Crematory at www.joyners.net.