Walter Don Fike

Walter Donald (Don) Fike passed away on Thursday, September 15, 2022 at Thomas Manor Senior Living in Friendswood, Texas. He was born in Parrish, Alabama on September 6, 1930 to Walter Henry Fike and Kenny Belle Fike. He was preceded in death by his parents, 4 siblings including his sisters Lois Odom and Fay McLeod Silcox, his grandson Jarrod Fike and his nephew James McLeod. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Fike, his sons Barry (Connie), Paul (Lynne) and Byron (Liz), his nephew Don (Nelta) McLeod), his grandchildren Brandon (Cherry), Beverly, Whitney, Jeremy (Adrienne), Benjamin (Laura), Elizabeth (Jaime) Arizpe, Kelley (David) Young, Evan, Jason (Kim) McLeod, Shannon (Jeff) Taylor, 22 great grandchildren and numerous extended family and friends.

Don earned a bachelor’s degree from Harding University and a Masters of Arts and Religion from Harding School of Theology. He worked as a full-time minister for Churches of Christ in Alabama, Arkansas, Kansas, Massachusetts, and Colorado. After retirement Don and Bonnie traveled to many foreign nations to work with mission churches. Don was passionate about his family, preaching the Gospel of Jesus, and discipling new believers. He loved playing with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and watching University of Alabama football.

A memorial will be held at Clear Lake Church of Christ, 938 El Dorado Blvd, Houston, TX 77062 on Saturday, September 24 at 10am. It will be livestreamed on YouTube. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to a scholarship Don and Bonnie established to honor their parents: Harding School of Theology Fike/Cropper Scholarship.



  1. Our sincere sympathy.

    Dr. Keith & Diane Bellamy
  2. We know parting here on earth is hard, but so happy for Don entering into his reward that he has worked for his life long. Bonnie we will pray for you. With love. Linda & Paul

    Linda Ecker
  3. Prayers and love to all. He was special to me. Don and Bonnie always show me love and kindness.
    Donna Jackson Dill

    Donna Dill
  4. So very sorry for your loss! My parents,Wayne and Dean Halford, were great friends with Don and with you , Bonnie. May God give you great peace and comfort during this very difficult journey. Amber Halford Milner

    Amber Milner
  5. Dear family,
    I’m sorry to read of our love one’s passing and may we all find comfort in the Lord’s word during this time of sadness.
    Our love ones that have passed on are now in the care of our Lord God who has shown his great love for us through his Beloved Son.
    God’s continued blessings be upon you all.
    John Lunsford / Grandson son of Fletcher and Velma Fike

    John Lunsford
  6. So sorry for your loss. I didn’t know him but just what I read he sounds like a great man.

    Kathy Smith

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