Charles E. Dike, Jr., 93, of Princeton, passed away on Sunday, August 9, 2020 at Gibson General Hospital in Princeton. He was born August 31, 1926 in Princeton to Charles E. Sr. and Carrie Ellen (Cuzzort) Dike and was a lifelong resident. He was the owner and operator of Dike Construction. He served in the United States Navy during WWII, stationed twice in Korea. He was a member of the VFW and President of the Boys Club for many years. He enjoyed working, horse racing and spending time with his family. He also loved his canine companion, Chelsea.
Charlie is preceded in death by his parents; son, Charles E. Dike III; daughter, Linda K. Dike; and seven brothers and sisters.
He is survived by his wife, Juanita Dike of Princeton; daughter, Rita Thompson (Ted) of Patoka; grandsons, Teddy Thompson (Sheri) of Newburgh, Chad Thompson (Kelly) of Wadesville and Travis Thompson (Hannah) of Princeton; great-grandchildren, Meagan, Payton, Drake, Dillon, Rylee, Tyler, Reece, Damion, Gage, Dakota and Cash.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 13, 2020 at Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton, with Pastor Brad Keenan officiating. Burial will follow at OddFellows Cemetery in Princeton with military graveside services by the Retired Military Veterans. Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, August 12 and again on Thursday from 10 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Riley Children’s Foundation, 30 S. Meridian St., Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46204. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
You may leave a message of sympathy or light a candle in memory of Charlie at www.colvinfuneralhome.com. Colvin Funeral Home is honored to serve the Dike family.
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Riley Children's Foundation
30 S Meridian St., Suite 200, Indianapolis IN 46204