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Douglas Wade Pike

October 7, 1953 — March 9, 2023

   Douglas Wade "Doug" Pike, 69, of 774 Halls Creek Road, Elizabeth City, NC, died Thursday, March 9, 2023 in Sentara Albemarle Medical Center, Elizabeth City.

   Mr. Pike was born in Pasquotank County on October 7, 1953, and was the son of the late Carlton B. and Bernice Ownley Pike.

   A 1971 graduate of Northeastern High School, he retired as an Assistant Manager at Winn Dixie following 27 years of employment. Then he worked as a Correctional Officer for the NC Department of Corrections in both their Currituck and Pasquotank facilities for a total of nine years. He later was employed with Food Lion and the Pasquotank County Recycling Center. In his years of working in grocery service and with the recycling center, he always enjoyed socializing with the patrons.

   Doug's passions included hunting and riding four-wheelers and motorcycles with his family and close friends.

   Surviving is his wife, Glenna Story Pike; his son, Brian W. Pike of Elizabeth City; his daughter, Kathy Jo Pike of Surfside Beach, SC; two sisters, June Sorrells (Jack) of Virginia Beach, VA and Sharon Hollowell (Paul) of Elizabeth City; five brothers, Carlton G. Pike (Marie) of Gloucester, VA, Roy W. Pike (Teresa), Floyd A. Pike (Belinda), Michael A. Pike (Justina), and Charles E. Pike (Becky), all of Elizabeth City; three grandchildren, Barrett, Ellie, and Eli; many nieces and nephews; and Glenna's two sisters and three brothers and their families.

   A memorial service will be held Thursday, March 16, at 11:00 a.m. in the Miller & Van Essendelft Funeral Chapel, 1125 Harvey Point Road, Hertford, and will be conducted by the Rev. James Harrington. Friends may visit with the family in the funeral home immediately following the service on Thursday, and other times at the residence.

   The family wishes to express a special thanks to Dr. Greg Warren and his wonderful nurses at Davita including Lisa, Sharon, Tristin, and Phyllis, and for the care provided by the ICU medical team at Sentara Albemarle Medical Center led by Dr. Dan Mulcone.

   In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to any chapter of the American Diabetes Association.

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