FRED PIKE

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Jan 27, 1936 - Nov 24, 2012 OKLAHOMA CITY Dr. Pike went to be with his Lord on November 24, 2012. He was born in Tulsa, OK to Charles H. and Mary E. Pike in 1936. In 1943, the family moved to Ardmore, OK and later to Shawnee, OK in 1947. Fred graduated from Shawnee High School in 1954. In the fall of 1954, he enrolled at the University of Oklahoma and was initiated into the Kappa Sigma fraternity in March 1955. In 1957, Fred left OU and moved to Dallas, TX, where he enrolled at the Baylor University College of Dentistry, receiving his dental degree in June 1961. During his time in Dallas, he married Sue Frances Robertson, from Bartlesville, OK, on February 17, 1961. Upon completion of dental school, Fred joined the United States Army in July 1961 as a dental officer in the 48th Medical Battalion of the Second Armored Division at Fort Hood, Texas. Two years later, he began his private practice in Shawnee, OK in July 1963. He later completed his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1965. During this time, Fred moved to Oklahoma City, OK to join the dental staff at the Springdale Medical Center. In 1971, he opened his own practice in a new building at North MacArthur and Northwest Expressway, practicing there until his retirement in April 2006. Fred was a lifetime member of the Oklahoma Dental and American Dental Associations and a volunteer faculty member at the Dental Hygiene Department of the OU College of Dentistry after his retirement. Fred was an active church member since his childhood and was interested in the work of the Jerusalem School of Synoptic Research, pro-Israel causes and frequently studied the Bible and biblical prophecy. He was a founding member of the Church of the Redeemer in 1990, the Junior Warden since 1993 and Lay Eucharist Minister since 2001. Preceded by his parents, Fred is survived by his loving wife of over 51 years, Sue; and their two sons: Jeffery Thomas, of Oklahoma City, OK; and Alan Andrew, married to Amanda, of Sugar Land, TX. Fred has three grandchildren, Amberley Madison by Jeffery and Wyatt Harrison and Sawyer Reese by Alan. Fred was an avid deer hunter and was a longtime member of the National Rifle Association and the Oklahoma City Gun Club. He also enjoyed creative writing. In lieu of flowers, the family would welcome donations to either the Mercy Hospital Hospice program or to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of New York. A memorial service, followed by a reception, will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, November 29, 2012, in the sanctuary at the Church of the Savior, 5600 N.W. 63rd Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73132.

Published in The Oklahoman from Nov. 26 to Nov. 27, 2012
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