CDR Burtis “Burt” P. Fike, USN (Ret), died in Fort Myers FL of heart failure on January 10, 2016. He was born to Frank and Binnie (Austin) Fike in Hughes Springs, TX, on September 16, 1941, raised in Denison TX, and graduated from the University of North Texas. His military career spanned 22 years of active duty service as a Flight Officer in the U.S. Navy. His duty stations included California, Hawaii, Rhode Island and Texas. Commander Fike retired from the Navy in 1985.
Left to cherish Burt’s memory are his wife Susan M., and step-daughters Anna Buckley, Fort Myers FL, and Laura Rumbley, Boston MA; sisters, Myra Weger, Colbert OK, and Mickey Pruitt, San Diego CA; sister-in-law Beverly Fike, Corpus Christi, TX, and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife Billie Sue; son, Patrick; and brothers Gene Eldridge Fike and Austin Fike.
A memorial service in his honor was held on January 18 th in Fort Myers. Those who wish to remember Burt may choose to donate to his church, New Hope Presbyterian Church, 3825 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33901 or a charity of their choice.