Tony Lee Pike

Friday, January 29, 2016

Tony Lee Pike, 71, of Nevada, Mo., passed away Jan. 26, 2016, at the Nevada Regional Medical Center, in Nevada. He was born Oct. 21, 1944, in Vernon County, the son of Lester DeWitt and Jeanette (Leen) Pike. On Feb. 21, 1964, he was united in marriage to Linda Kay Swan and she survives of the home. Together they were blessed with one son and four daughters.

Tony attended school in Nevada graduating with the Class of 1962. As a teenager he worked with his father in the family owned Nevada Roofing Company and later he and his brother Tandy ran the business together. The roofing business covered an approximate 100 mile radius of Nevada taking care of both commercial and residential area customers.

When time allowed Tony loved to river fish on the Osage at Schell City and loved catching catfish and crappie. He was an accomplished trap shooter and loved the sport. He was an avid gun collector and was a member of both the NRA and GOA.

For seven years he and Linda owned and operated Linda's Diner in Nevada retiring that business in 1996. Most recently he and Linda had been attending Heritage Baptist Church. Tony cherished spending time with family and doted on his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Survivors in addition to his wife, Linda, include his children, Angela Kay Selsor and husband, Robert Jr. of Nevada, Lorie Ann Pike of Nevada, Linda Lou Shepherd and Alan of Nevada, Brenda May Robinson and Sean of Jacksonville, Fla., and Tony DeWitt Pike of Nevada; grandchildren, Courtney Selsor, Derek Selsor, Harrison Gage, Ashley Gage, Drew Shepherd, Colby Shepherd, Taylor Shepherd, Rachel Robinson, and Colten Pike; great-grandchildren, Amelia Selsor, Alyssa Derry, Alexia Doty, Haleigh Gage, Jonathon Howard II, and Kayden Shepherd; one brother, Tandy Pike of Sheldon; three sisters, Alice Ramage of Nevada, Jule Williams of Bronaugh, and Grace Colvin of Nevada; and many nieces and nephews, as well as other extended family members. Tony was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings, Lester Pike, Joe Pike, Jean Gicante, along with two infant siblings.

A Celebration of Life graveside service for Tony Lee Pike will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, Feb. 1, at Moore Cemetery, in Nevada, with Pastor Jeff Adams officiating. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 31, at Ferry Funeral Home, in Nevada.

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