Donald "Soup" FIKE

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Donald Fike in his 1957 Tuscarora Valley High School yearbook photo.
Contributed by rkohler3 on 11/28/11 - Image Year: 1957

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Donald Fike was the son of Park and Erma Harris Fike. He was born November 15, 1937 and died August 19, 2005. He married Judith Gilliland and they had three children, Tammy, Karen and Troy.


Donald E. "Soup" "Red" Fike, 67 PO Box 94, Port Royal, died Friday August 19, 2005 at Lewistown Hospital.

Born November 15, 1937 in Thompsontown, he was a son of the late Park L. Fike and Erma G. (Harris) Fike Garrett.

His wife, Judy L. (Gilliland) Fike, survives.

Also surviving are: two daughters, Mrs. Walter (Tammy Jo) Rex of Port Royal, Karen Ann Fike of Thompsontown; a son Troy Alan Fike and wife Dana of East Waterford; six grandchildren, Darin, Jared and Amanda Rex and Elias, Kelsey and Kailey Fike.

Being the last of his immediate family he was preceded in death by two brothers, William Fike and Richard Fike; and a sister, M. Darlene Warner; and a stepfather, Palmer C. Garrett.

He was a 1957 graduate of Tuscarora Valley High School, Port Royal.

He had served in the PA National Guard from 1960 to 1966.

Mr. Fike was the former owner and operator of Fike's Tire Center, Market Street, Port Royal for 20 years. Earlier he had worked for Lewistown Tire Service, South Main Street., Lewistown for 15 years.

Services were held Monday August 22 at Rex Funeral Home with Pastor Michael S. Bailey, Pastor Ron A. Neff and grandson Darin L. Rex officiating. Interment was in New Church Hill Cemetery, Port Royal.

Memorial donations may be made to the Port Royal Ambulance Service PO Box 265, Port Royal, PA 17082; or to Grace Covenant Church, 205 Washington Ave., Lewistown, PA 17044.

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Contributed by rkohler3 on 9/24/12 - Image Year: 1951
1951 JUNIATA COUNTY LITTLE LEAGUE CHAMPIONS Front Row (L - R): Bob Dowling, N. Blair Taylor, Bill Groninger, Wib Taylor, Jack Henderson, Wayne Taylor, Denny Foltz, Jim Dowling; Middle Row: Gary Dunn, Ernie Foltz, Jim Taylor, Leon Kepner, Bob Crimmel, Warren Dowling, Don Fike, Skip Kepner, Ron Gerhart; Back Row: Coaches: Wendell "Ace" Henderson and Melvin Crimmel
Contributed by rkohler3 on 3/21/10 - Image Year: 1957
Don Fike in his senior year at Tuscarora Valley High School.
Contributed by rkohler3 on 6/12/24 - Image Year: 1957
TVHS CLASS of 1957 GRADUATION PICTURE: FRONT ROW (L - R): Donna Welshonse, Leon Harbst, Amelia Hartman, Ray Kohler, Janice McClure, Donald Gilliland, Louann Groninger; MIDDLE ROW: Bruce Hockenberry, Nancy McCahan, Glen "Skip" Kepner, Marianna Hartman, Jonathan Boyer, Audrey Bashore, Donald Fike; BACK ROW: Lena "Jackie" Goodman, Donna Boyer, Larue Strawser

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