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A funeral service for Theta Reagan Pike, age 78, of Jacksonville, is scheduled at 2 o'clock in the afternoon Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Autry Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville with Rev. Joe Ballard officiating. She will be laid to rest in Reese Cemetery.
Mrs. Pike passed away Tuesday, January 24, 2017 in Jacksonville.
Theta was born October 29, 1938 in Jacksonville to John "Pistol" and Nancy (Sipper) Dalby.
She was co-owner of The Melon Seed. She was a former and longtime member and treasurer of Antioch Methodist Church and was a current member of First Baptist Church of Mixon. Theta was instrumental in leading her husband, Pat, and her two children to Christ.
She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Clyde "Pat" Reagan; brother, Malcomb Roebuck and sister, Weyna Johnston.
Left to cherish her memory is her husband, Altus Pike of Jacksonville; son, Patrick Reagan and wife Laurie of Jacksonville; daughter, Christi Reagan Pipkin and husband Maury of Crandall; stepsons, Rick Pike, Randy Pike and wife Marla Beth, all of Jacksonville; stepdaughter, Debra Smith and husband Mark of Tyler; grandchildren, Hillary Oliver and husband Colton, Callie Reagan, Walter Pipkin, Reese Pipkin; six step-grandchildren, Teresa Toombs and husband Bryan, Chris Arriola and wife Jennifer, Maranda Alonzo and husband Josh, Amber Bell and husband Ryan, Brandon Pike, Wesley Pike; six step-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Aaron Pike, Wade McKnight, Kyle McKnight, Richie Simmons, K.C. Holman, Joe Blackmon, Jon Bruckner and Bill McKnight.
Visitation will begin on Friday, January 27, 2017 and friends are cordially invited to visit with Theta's family from 6 to 8 o'clock in the evening at Autry Funeral Home, Jacksonville.
Rather than customary condolences, donations may be made to Hospice Plus, 3100 McKinnon St. Ste. 200, Dallas, TX 75201. Memorials can be made to Antioch United Methodist Church, 1905 CR 3111, Jacksonville, TX 75766, First Baptist Church of Mixon, 4975 FM 177 E., Troup, TX 75789, or Central Baptist Church, 1909 E. Rusk St., Jacksonville, TX 75766.
Published on January 27, 2017
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