U.S. Army Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Leo C. Pike Jr., 87, of Vine Grove, died Thursday May 24, 2012.
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A Korean and Vietnam War veteran, he retired from the Army in 1974 after 28 years of service. He was associated with the Fort Knox Federal Credit Union as a volunteer board member throughout his Army career and upon retirement joined the Credit Union as marketing director and operations manager. Upon his second retirement, he was reelected to the board of directors, where he served as chairman and subsequently was named director emeritus. In 2002, he received the Defense Credit Union Hall of Honor Award, and in 2008 he was inducted into the U.S. Army Transportation Hall of Fame. He was a member of St. Christopher Catholic Church in Radcliff, a Kentucky Colonel and member of American Legion Post 113. Leo was a devoted husband, loving father and grandfather, dedicated soldier and respected volunteer.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mary Margaret (Sipes) Pike.
He is survived by a son, Leo Dennis Pike of Vine Grove; a daughter, Janet D. Pike of Lexington; a grandson, Leo Edward Pike; and a sister, Mary Mar-garet (Harvey) Chadbourne of Redlands, Calif.
The funeral is at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 29, at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Vine Grove with the Rev. Leo B. Craycroft officiating. Burial with military honors will be in St. Patrick Cemetery at Fort Knox.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday and continues at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy are suggested to St. Christopher Catholic Church, 1225 S. Wilson Road, Radcliff, KY 40160.
Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home
205 Highland Avenue
Vine Grove, KY 40175
Published in The News-Enterprise on May 27, 2012