Donald G. Fike

Donald G. Fike

The funeral for Donald G. Fike, 73, of Hickory Grove will be Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Lawrence Funeral Home with Pastor Wayne Dotson and Randy Nichols officiating. Burial will be at Hickory Grove Presbyterian Cemetery. Visitation for Mr. Fike will be Wednesday, November 6, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. at Lawrence Funeral Home.

Mr. Fike passed away Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at UAB Hospital, "Duck" was born April 13, 1940 in Mt. Hope, Ala., to Elton and Edna Fike. He was retired from Fruehauf and Nichols Aluminum after fifty four years of work.

He is preceded in death by his parents; three brothers; and his mother-in-law Minnie Fuller.

Mr. Fike is survived by his beloved wife of fifty-three years Regina Fuller Fike and his two loving daughters and four devoted sons, Kristie and Joel Sutton, Mt. Hope, Ala., Gina Fike, New York, N.Y., Ricky and Ruthie Fike, Mt. Hope, Ala., Scotty and Beverly Fike, Mt. Hope, Ala., Derek and Stephanie Allen, Mt. Hope, Ala., and Robin and Angie Fike, Hillsboro, Ala.; his three foster children Tina Smith, Moulton, Ala., Tammy Smith, Russellville, Ala., and Greg McGill, Moulton, Ala.

Mr. Fike is also survived by four sisters and one brother, Doris and Jerry Harrison, LeGrange, Ala., Faye and the late Frank Bumguart, LeGrange, Ala., Sue and Bobby Brooks, Moulton, Ala., Linda Sapp, Russellville, Ala. and Wendell Fike, Mt. Hope, Ala.

"Pappow Don" is also survived by thirteen adoring grandchildren Leslie, Cassidy, Ricky, Mindy, Katy, Savannah, Jessy, Colton, Taylor, Gracie, Samuel, Brooklyn and Jasmine. Seven loving great-grandchildren, Chloe, Graydon, John Lee, Paisley, Milly, Eli and Gabbi and two stop-grandchildren Jamie and Dustin.

Pallbearers will be Cassidy Sutton, Ricky Fike Jr., Colton Fike, Samuel Allen, Freddie Stephenson, Perry Bumguart, Ferlon Ethridge, Allen Gillespie and Gary Hand. Honorary pallbearers will be R.J. Dunn, Tab Garrison, Todd Garrison, Jerry Hopkins, Dalton Appleton, Connie Waldon, Cecil Ashley and Hershell Heaps, Russellville, Ala.

Donald's passions were his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, hunting and fishing with this sons, Alabama Football and raising beautiful wildflowers and sprawling gardens. May it be said that he fought bravely and journeyed to great lengths to stay with his family.

Published in Florence Times Daily on Nov. 7, 2013