Obituaries

John Richard Wike -

John Richard “Dick” Wike, age 88, went to be with the Lord on February 26, 2014. Born on October 4, 1925, he graduated from Geneva College, receiving degrees in business and education.

As a fastener engineer with several patents to his credit, Dick was employed with several companies and retired from Tennessee Bolt & Screw in Memphis, where he designed screws and bolts.

Prior to working in the fastener industry he served as a principal and teacher.

Dick married Janet Patterson Wike, his wife of 66 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John Baxter Wike and Mary Belle Eichler Wike; sisters Ruth Gleghorn and Martha McClymonds; and a son, Tommy Wike.

He is survived by his wife, Janet; two sons, David (Barbara) Wike of Chesapeake, Va. and Steve (Dee Dee) Wike of Collierville, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Vivian (Cam) Miller, John Wike, Chris Wike, and Joy Wike; and two great-grandchildren, Mira and C.J. Miller.

A memorial service was held on Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Riveroaks Reformed Presbyterian Church in Germantown, Tenn.