WOODFIN - Roy Kenneth Pike, Sr., age 81, of Asheville, died Sunday, December 18, 2022. Mr. Pike was born August 25, 1941, in Buncombe County where he lived all his life.
He did his undergraduate work at Mars Hill College and was a graduate of Western Carolina University, receiving a degree in education with a double major in history and English. He retired from Buncombe County School System after serving at Weaverville Elementary School. He also served in the United States Army.
Mr. Pike was preceded in death by his parents, Charles B. and Mary Clark Pike and his son, Billy Lynn Pike.
Surviving him are his wife, Geraldine Brinkley Pike; daughter, Leisa Dawn Smith (Samuel Edward); son, Kenny Pike; stepdaughter, Debbie K. Lipe (Doug); stepson, Jimmy Ray Clontz; sisters, Carolyn Allen (Robert) and Saundra Pike; brothers, Charles Wesley Pike (Shirley) and Roger Dale Pike (Mary Joyce).
The family will receive friends 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, January 3, 2023 at West Family Funeral Services, 17 Merrimon Avenue, Weaverville. A private burial was held in the Veteran’s Section of West Memorial Park, 40 Roberts Street, Weaverville.
For those who desire, condolences may be offered to the family under Mr. Pike’s obituary at www.WestFamilyFuneralServices.com.