William T. Pike, D.M.D. 1933-2022



New London, NH - William T. Pike, D.M.D., 89, of Sutton Road, died at his home on April 23, 2022 surrounded by his family.



He was born in St. Johnsbury, VT on April 14, 1933 the son of Louis T. and Gladys (Person) Pike.



Bill graduated from Haverhill Academy, New Hampton Academy, received his B.A. degree from UNH in 1956 and his D.M.D. from Tufts University Dental School in 1960. From 1960-1962 he served in the US Air Force.



He moved to New London in 1962 and owned and operated his dental practice from 1962-1997. His late wife, Marilyn (Fletcher) Pike who died in 2018, joined him in the practice to help the office run smoothly, with a friendly atmosphere.



Bill was a member of The First Baptist Church of New London and served on various boards and committees including being a deacon and singing in the church choir. The family spent time on Lake Sunapee for many years and moved to Newbury in 1984. In 2006 they moved to Wilmot, then Bill returned to New London in 2018. Active in the community, he had been a member of the New London Outing Club and the Lion’s Club. Loving the outdoors, Bill enjoyed tennis, sail racing, skiing, golf, travel, cross country skiing and hunting. His most recent interest was playing cribbage and listening to music. Of course, Bill always enjoyed time spent with his family and cherished meals and outings with the kids, grandkids and extended family.



He is survived by three children, William Pike, Jr. of The Philippines, Peter and his wife, Tina Pike of Eliot, ME and Kristen and her husband, Dag Lidbeck of Wilmot, NH; seven grandchildren, Thomas, James, Charles, Sophia, Mia, Madison and Skyla; a sister, Marina Brock of New London, NH; niece, Jayne Stacy; nephew, Ernest “Chip” Fletcher III and his brother-in-law, Ernest Fletcher, Jr. of Winchendon, MA and dear friend, Betty Blackey of Bow, NH.



Friends may call at the Chadwick Funeral Home, 235 Main Street, New London, NH on Friday, April 29, 2022 from 5:00-7:00 P.M. A funeral service will be held at The First Baptist Church, 461 Main Street, New London on Saturday, April 30, 2022 at 2:00 P.M. Burial will follow in West Part Cemetery, New London.



Memorial contributions may be made to Lake Sunapee Region Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice, P.O. Box 2209, New London, NH 03257 or to The First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 336, New London, NH 03257.


SERVICES

Visitation

Friday, April 29, 2022 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Chadwick Funeral and Cremation Service 235 Main Street New London, New Hampshire 03257 Funeral Service

Saturday, April 30, 2022 2:00 PM The First Baptist Church 461 Main Street New London, NH 03257


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