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James Edward "Ed" Pike

November 8, 1958 - November 18, 2012
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James Edward "Ed" Pike passed away at the age of 54 at the James Cancer Hospital in Columbus, Ohio on Sunday November 18, 2012. Ed resided in nearby Galena, Ohio at the time of his death. Ed is survived by his wife of 23 years, Joy Tomlinson Pike, children Daniel (19), Mackenzie (16), and Trevor (5), all residents of Ohio; parents, James O. and Helen Williams Pike of Nacogdoches, Texas; brother, John D. Pike, and sister-in-law, Mary Willis Pike, of Tomball, Texas; nieces, Julia Pike-Kelly of Houston, Texas, and Laura Pike Seeley of Dallas, Texas; mother-in-law Bettie Adair Tomlinson of Irving, Texas; and many cousins. Ed was born...
James Edward "Ed" Pike passed away at the age of 54 at the James Cancer Hospital in Columbus, Ohio on Sunday November 18, 2012. Ed resided in nearby Galena, Ohio at the time of his death.

Ed is survived by his wife of 23 years, Joy Tomlinson Pike, children Daniel (19), Mackenzie (16), and Trevor (5), all residents of Ohio; parents, James O. and Helen Williams Pike of Nacogdoches, Texas; brother, John D. Pike, and sister-in-law, Mary Willis Pike, of Tomball, Texas; nieces, Julia Pike-Kelly of Houston, Texas, and Laura Pike Seeley of Dallas, Texas; mother-in-law Bettie Adair Tomlinson of Irving, Texas; and many cousins.

Ed was born November 8, 1958, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to James O. and Helen Williams Pike and had one older brother John. At an early age the family moved to Sour Lake, Texas, where he went to school and graduated from Hardin-Jefferson High School in 1977. Ed developed dedicated friendships there that remained strong throughout his life.

After high school he moved to Nacogdoches attending Stephen F. Austin University while living with his beloved Aunt Opal and Uncle John Lightfoot. Nacogdoches was a second home to Ed, as he had spent childhood summers and holidays there with other aunts and uncles, including his precious Aunt Ann and Uncle Joe Laibson. His uncle Lanky Williams gave him his first job as a teenager at his lumber yard. From his teens into adulthood Ed went quail hunting with his parents, brother, uncles, and cousins. These experiences developed his love for hunting dogs, and he had an English setter almost continually for the remainder of his life.

Ed completed college at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, earning a BS Degree in Accounting in 1983. Following graduation, Ed began his career as an accountant in Dallas, Texas, and began attending First Baptist Church. It was there that Ed met his wife Joy and where the couple was married in 1989. Ed went on to earn a CPA License and moved to San Antonio, Texas, in 1998 continuing his career at USAA Financial. In 2005 Ed's career brought him to the Columbus, Ohio, area where he was Principal of Financial Operations for Foreside Financial Group.

A visitation will be held Friday, November 23, from 6-8 p.m. at Cason Monk-Metcalf in Nacogdoches Texas.
Funeral services are scheduled Saturday, November 24, with Dr. Allen Reed officiating, in the Chapel at First Baptist Church in Nacogdoches at 11:00 a.m. Graveside services will follow at Nacogdoches Sunset Memorial Park where Ed will be laid to rest near cherished Aunts and Uncles.

Pallbearers include Sam Williams of New Braunfels, Texas, Ricky Williams of Longview, Texas, Mark Williams of Evadale, Paul Williams of Palestine, Texas, Timothy Honea of Corpus Christi, Robert Jenkins of Nacogdoches, Texas and Kevin Tynes of Panama City, Panama.

Those who wish may direct memorial contributions to The Ohio State University Foundation, William H. Hall Fund for Pancreatic & Liver Cancer Research, 1480 West Lane Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43221; to Cal Farley's Boys Ranch and Girlstown, USA, P.O. Box 1890, Amarillo, TX 79174-0001; or Samaritan's Purse, Attn: Donor Ministries, PO Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607

Condolences and memories accepted at www.CasonMonk-Metcalf.com.

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