James Clifford Pike

James Clifford Pike, 71, passed away August 9, 2019 in Houston, TX. He was born February 23, 1948 in Houston, TX to Clifford and Dorothy Pike. James graduated from Austin High school in 1965 and continued on to earn a Business Degree from Sam Houston State. James served his country in the U.S. Airforce during the Vietnam War.

James was a lifelong resident of Houston and Pearland area. James found a way to both enjoy his love for Bar B Q (he was FAMOUS for his brisket) and his love for serving others. James had a passion volunteering with the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.  He served on several committees including the Barbeque and Corral Club Committees and earned a Lifetime Committeeman with the HLSR. James also played a vital role on the Spindletop Charities Cook Team in an effort to enhance the lives of at-risk youth. He was an enthusiastic lover of sports and a devoted fan of the Houston Astros and Dallas Cowboys.

James is preceded in death by his parents.

James leaves behind to cherish his memories, his daughters: Katherine Pike and Cheyenne Pike; son, Marc Pike (Sheri); and grandson, Garrett Pike.

A memorial visitation will be a 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 17, 2019 followed by a memorial service at 3:00 p.m. in the chapel of Crowder Funeral Home, 2422 E. Broadway St. Pearland, TX 77581.


  1. Cheyenne –
    I am so sorry for your loss.

    Kay Loftin

    Kay Loftin
  2. May you RIP James.
    Sending condolences to your family.

    Pat McBride Moye
  3. Condolences to James family. I always made a point to say hello to James each year at the Bar B Q. He was a great friend growing up, in high school and later volunteering at the Houston Rodeo. You will be missed, James.

    Jerry W Johnson
  4. Dear family:
    James was a fine man and co worker. He will be keenly missed!
    May God comfort you in your time of great loss.

    Ray Dennis
  5. Katherine, I’m so sorry for you and your families loss. Your father was always so sweet and kind. I always enjoyed seeing and speaking with him. He was a good man and loved you and your sister and brother very much.

    All my prayers and love,

    Shannon Morgenthaler
  6. My Prayers and thoughts go out to the Family. James served
    on the WCBBQ with Me as long as I can remember. A Great Man
    Who enjoyed serving. He will be greatly missed. May God Bring
    You Comfort & Peace during this time of need.
    God Bless,
    Linda Case

    Linda Case
  7. James and I have partnered at the WCBBQ for decades and he did love giving of himself to benefit others. I can testify. I so enjoyed my time with James and you all are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Melissa Fusco
  8. James and Lon were in the same Trainee class for Hold’em & Hit’em. James and I served on the WCBBQ Committee for 30+ years. So James was very special to both of us. He was a kind and gentle man who will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. RIP dear Friend.

    Lon & Sandy Babcock

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