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Myers Funeral Home

2901 Guilford Street, Huntington, IN

OBITUARY

William C. Wike Jr.

June 1, 1967July 23, 2019

William “Bill” C. Wike Jr., 52 of Huntington passed away Tuesday evening July 23, 2019 at the Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Bill was a Huntington City Police Officer for 10 years. He also worked at Eagle Excavating for 10 years. Most recently he was the Owner / Operator of Wike Welding for the last four years. Bill was a 1985 graduate of Huntington North High School. He attended the Southern Wells Community Church. Bill enjoyed the outdoors, Boating, going to the Sand Dunes and hanging out with his friends.

Bill was born on June 1, 1967 in Huntington, a son of William C. Sr. and Diana (Pulley) Wike.

He was united in marriage to Teddy Newsome on November 7, 2003 in Huntington. His wife survives.

Additional survivors include his parents: William Sr. and Diana Wike of Huntington; a son: Clayton Wike of Huntington; a stepson: Cameron of Huntington; a brother: Nick Wike of Marion; a sister: Cori (Scott) Mills of Huntington and several Nieces and Nephews.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Myers Funeral Home Huntington Chapel, 2901 Guilford Street, Huntington, Indiana.

Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 following the Visitation at 6:00 p.m. at the Myers Funeral Home Huntington Chapel.

In Lieu of Flowers Memorial donations can be made out to the Wike Family for a trust for Clayton, sent in care of Myers Funeral Home, 2901 Guilford Street, Huntington, IN 46750.

  • FAMILY

  • Teddy Wike, Wife
  • Clayton Wike, Son
  • Nick Wike, Brother
  • Cori (and husband Scott) Mills, Sister
  • William C. Wike, Sr., Father
  • Diana Wike, Mother
  • DONATIONS

  • To Family for Clayton Wike Trust

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, July 31, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, July 31, 2019

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William C. Wike Jr.

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Joe Henry

September 23, 2019

I had the pleasure of working with Bill several times in the last few years. He purchased steel from me and I can't recall talking to a nicer, more gentle person than Bill. We always shared a laugh, made some jokes, and on occasion he stopped by our office to pay a visit. I am so sorry to learn of his passing - and so sorry that I was not able to pay respects to him. He was a great man. I will miss talking to him.
Please know of my sincere condolences to his family. I am so sorry.

Mark Story

August 2, 2019

Yes, he was my childhood friend we did a lot of stupid stuff together growing up, dear friend that has grown apart over the years, but still close to my soul. Sorry that it was his time to go, and that I was unable to pay my respects to the family, and more importantly reconnect with him beforehand.

Cheryl Meyers

August 1, 2019

Bill came into our lives like a rocket, actually through a prank on a mutual acquainteance. My husband (who passed away in 2008) became a good friend of his and vice versa - helping each other out, having each other's backs and helping others. We spent time with Bill on the water boating here, the lakes and Dale Hollow on the houseboat. Although my name isn't "Shirley", he called me Shirley and fondly called my husband Duane "Dewey".. Why? - who knows but it stuck. I am sad for Teddy and Clayton, the future they will miss with him and the unbelieveable loss that Teddy faces carrying on life for her and her family until they see him again. But I know Duane was there to greet him and they were pleasantly surprised to see each other, but I know, from the past they both will continue to do good work for God and watch over those they left behind. Good Bless the Wike family and extended family! We lost another good one, but God walks in his garden and picks the brightest and most colorful blooms for his bouquet....Bill and Duane may you rest in peace. You were loved and will be missed! Until we all meet again someday.

Thomas Jent

July 30, 2019

I lived a few miles from Bill and his family. I Went to Huntington North with Bill, Nick and Cori. Playing football in High school with him was great. I think the most memorable time was when Nick and I swam across the Salamonie Reservoir and back while Bill was in his 10ft mini speed boat driving around us and keeping an eye out for other boats. We also road dirt bikes at their house down the dirt roads. My prayers go out to all his family during this time of sorrow. Bill was a great guy and I'm glad I got to know the Wike family. Rest in Peace Bill.

Ken Larr

July 30, 2019

Bill was a great guy he will be dearly missed that's for sure. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!!

Becky Shaffer

July 29, 2019

So sorry to hear about your loss. I remember when we were all camping and at the sand dunes back in the 70's. My dad is Robert Shaffer my mom and dad worked at m&s sheet metal

Mary Waters

July 29, 2019

So sorry to hear of this. Bill was always so nice. Liked working with him. My heart and prayers go out to Teddy and his family.

Kelly Rittenhouse

July 29, 2019

Thinking of you Nick, Diane and Cori. I met Bill and Teddy at the salamonie a couple of summers back and he was so nice. I could see how much he loved his little boy. My heart has been so heavy for you all with this news. I hope it’s some sort of comfort knowing that others are thinking of you. Sending my love and prayers to your entire family.

Angela Krause

July 28, 2019

The last time I saw Bill was in my sister’s driveway. He pulled his police car into the driveway and let my kids check it out!
Then Bill holding my then 3 year old daughter and admiring her long curly hair. This was a sweet moment! I’m so very sorry for your loss.
Prayers have been lifted for your family

Connie Abbett

July 28, 2019

Sincere condolences from myself and my family. We have shared fun memories together over the phone this week when they were all younger with Billy, Nick and Cori. We are all offering prayers for you at this difficult time.
Connie Abbett
Chris Abbett
Terra Finderson
Carrie Abbett
Traci Ross

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