Obituaries - April 23, 2014
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 11:00 AM
Happy Chandler Pike, 77, of Vevay, died Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at King's Daughters' Hospital.
He was born May 8, 1936, in Russellville, Ky., to Hiram and Fannie Penrod Pike. He was raised and attended school in Russellville, Ky. He served in the Army National Guard of Kentucky starting Feb. 1, 1954, and was on active military service from Sept. 8, 1957, to March 7, 1958, rising to the rank of Private E-2. He continued his service in the Army National Guard of Kentucky until Jan. 31, 1963, rising to the rank Specialist E-4. He farmed all of his life. He was a former employee of Croxton Motors and Grandview Memorial Gardens in Madison. He was also a former employee of the Switzerland County Highway Department and the City Roller Mills in Vevay. He had resided in Switzerland County since 1966. He was a member of the Riverview Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, singing and his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Mardell Haley Pike, whom he married Oct. 17, 1959; one son, Douglas Chandler Pike of Madison; three daughters, Nancy Romans of Vevay, Sara Schuster of Indianapolis and Jessica Day of Vevay; one brother, Frank Pike of Lamb; one half-brother, William Hardin of Hammond; one half-sister, Evelyn Steel of Birmingham, Ala.; 15 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father; his mother, Fannie Penrod Pike Bennett; and three sisters, Lilly Mae Frey, Erma Moreland and Mary Renfro.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will be in Vevay Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted graveside by the Vevay Post 185 of the American Legion and Vevay Veterans of Foreign Wars 5396.
Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Riverview Baptist Church. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Online condolences can be sent at www.haskellandmorrison.com.