Remembering A Community Leader

The founding member and fire chief at a local fire department is being remembered as someone who dedicated his life to serving and helping others, and taking pride in his community.

Gardner Pike senior, 79 years-old of Richlands, died Saturday. He started the Hargetts Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department in Jones County. His son who is now the chief, says his father was a firefighter for more than 47 years, even building the first fire trucks they used to respond to incidents. Tim pike says his father had a huge impact on the Jones County community.

Pike leaves behind his daughter, and three sons, as well as ten grandchildren. His funeral was held earlier this week as was a firefighters processional .

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  • by Jim Location: Tennessee on Aug 22, 2009 at 05:48 AM
    North Carolina has truly lost a worthy citizen. Gardner was a personal friend, a husband and father to a loving family, and a dedicated community leader. His sense of humor and willingness to help others has set a standard for many people of which I'am proud to be one of them.
  • by Ken Location: Raleigh on May 18, 2009 at 05:41 AM
    He had a positive impact on everyone he came into contact with. He was a great man and will be missed.
  • by dgt Location: Pender Co. on May 15, 2009 at 12:13 PM
    A great man but a better father.
  • by BCFF Location: Beaufort County on May 14, 2009 at 10:15 PM
    God rest our fallen brother.

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