Heaven just received its newest angel — a true free spirit, provider to the less fortunate, consummate champion of the underdog, a loving son, adored brother, caring uncle and stepfather.

William Caldwell Pike was received into God’s loving arms on Aug. 22, 2012. Bill was born in Huntington, W.Va., on Jan. 29, 1949. His greatest joy was being a mentor to those less fortunate and those who chose to walk to the beat of a different drum.

He was a graduate of Marshall University in Huntington, and was a proud brother of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. He went on to receive a Masters degree from Northwestern University in Chicago.

Bill was a mortgage broker at Stockton Watley and Davin and Bank of Boston before beginning his own brokerage firm, Southern Homes Mortgage.

He is survived by mother, Carol Teagle; sister, Cindy Pike Short (Bob); niece, Jennifer Eden; great-nephews, Hunter, Blake and Spencer Fromang, and Brian Okam; stepson, Cris Candy; stepdaughter, Casey Cline and stepgranddaughter, Zoey; stepdaughter, Hannah Grace Braham; cousins, Carol Tittle (Chuck), Tom Krieger (Jackie), Joe Krieger (Carolyn), Sally McCoy (Gene) and Sue Foster (John). Bill is also survived by his adored dog, Pearl. Bill was predeceased by his father, A.W. Pike.

A memorial service will be held at Griffin Assembly of God Church, Griffin, Sept. 5, at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations made to the Gidions, P.O. Box 1104, Jonesboro Ga. 30237. Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, Inc., Jonesboro, 770-210-2700. www.fordstewartfuneralhome.com.