George Daniel “Danny” Pike, 62, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Monday, November 15, 2021.

Danny was a native of Chatham County. He was born in Siler City on July 23, 1959, to George Edward Pike and the late Mary Hurlene (Pickard) Pike. Danny was a graduate of Jordan-Matthews High School, class of 1977. He was a member of Rocky River Baptist Church.

He was a beloved neighbor and friend to many in the Silk Hope community where he grew up and lived his entire life. As a young man, Danny was an Eagle Scout of Silk Hope Troop 911. Danny was a dedicated fire fighter with Silk Hope Volunteer Fire Department for 26 years and was recognized as 1988 Fireman of the Year. The Silk Hope Ruritan Club recognized Danny as the 2015 Agri-Business Person of the year. He retired from NCDOT and owned and operated Roadside Grill. He was a cattle farmer and a top producing poultry farmer for 33 years. At the time of his passing he was a grower for Pilgrims of Siler City.

Danny was a humble, quick witted, hard working man. He often helped neighbors, family, and friends without ever speaking of the kindness shown or deeds done. He loved his family and extended family.

He is survived by his loving wife of 18 1/2 years, Pamela Sheets Pike; children, Kristen Horton (Davide) of Hawaii, Nathan Pike of Mebane, Carolyn Chafin (Chris) of Siler City, and Richard Green of Siler City; siblings, Sarah Gardner (Frankie) of Siler City, Diane Wright (Tony) of Siler City, Manuel Pike (Andrea) of Siler City, Chris Pike (Catie) of Siler City; grandchildren, Makayla Horton, Skylar Horton, Gabriel Horton, Trey Horton, Grayson Daniel Horton, Kenzie Chafin, Riley Chafin and Decklyn Chafin; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews. A very dear and loved friend and employee to Danny and Pam, Danny (Pedro) Harrison.

The family will receive friends from 12:30-1:45 p.m. in the fellowship hall of Emmaus Baptist Church on Friday, November 19, 2021, followed by the funeral service at 2 p.m. at Emmaus Baptist Church, 2430 Silk Hope Gum Springs Rd., Pittsboro, NC 27312 with Pastor Steve Moore officiating. Entombment will follow at Chatham Memorial Park, 13260 Hwy 64 W., Siler City, N.C. 27344.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101-9929.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the Pike Family.

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