Wayne R. Pike, 58

Wayne Pike

Wayne Pike

WATERFORD — Wayne R. Pike, 58, of Waterford, died unexpectedly, Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015.

Wayne was born on Nov. 15, 1956, in Lewiston, a son of Robert I. and Althea (Rugg) Pike. He attended local schools and graduated from Oxford Hills High School in 1975. After graduation he enlisted in the Army National Guard and retired after 21 years of service.

He was self-employed for many years as a logger, before going to work for his brother-in-law, Jeff Ward, doing excavation work for the last 18 years.

Wayne was very involved in the Masons and was a longtime member of the Mt. Tir’em Lodge #132 in Waterford. He was also a member of the Harrison American Legion Post #139.

When he wasn’t working (or helping others), Wayne enjoyed being in the outdoors, hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and spending time at the family camp on Nicatous Lake.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Paula (Verrill) Pike, whom he married on Sept. 22, 1979, in South Paris; two sons, Derek Pike and his significant other, Eillie Schwaner of Sterling, Va., and Devin Pike and his significant other, Maeghan Pelletier of New Gloucester; his mother, Althea Pike of Waterford; siblings, Steve Pike and his wife, Vickie of Waterford, Linda Moynihan and her significant other, Alan Cameron of Waterford, Bradley Pike of Waterford, Kevin Pike of Norway, Terry Ward and her husband, Jeff of Waterford, Pam Colby and her husband, Walter of Oxford, and Robert Pike Jr. and his wife, Tonya of Waterford; a sister-in-law, Irene Pike of Alaska; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father and a brother, Jack.

Funeral services with military honors and a Masonic tribute were held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, at the Ronald G. St. John VFW Post #9328, 176 Waterford Rd., Harrison. Private family interment will take place in the spring at the Pike Family Cemetery in Waterford. Gifts may be given in Wayne’s memory to the Mt. Tir’em Masonic Lodge, c/o Peter Morse, P.O. Box 72, Waterford, ME 04088. Arrangements are in the care of Oxford Hills Funeral Services, 1037 Main St., Oxford. Online condolences may be expressed at www.oxfordhillsfuneralservices.com

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