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 .