The family of Richard Douglas Zike Jr. sent the following obituary to the Bloomingtonian Monday:
Richard Douglas Zike Jr. 67, passed away at the Waters of Martinsville, Friday March 10th, 2023.
He was born March 4th 1956 in Martinsville to the late Richard Douglas “Bud” Zike and Mary Elizabeth McKinzie Zike.
Richard grew up in Martinsville and attended Martinsville High School. Richard joined the Marines after high school, and spent most of his life disabled. He preached for many years at the Manna Mission, by helping others at the mission with the teachings of the Bible.
He is survived by his six children. Damon Michael Zike ( Florida) , Richard Zike lll ( Brooklyn), Kenneth Zike ( Ellettsville) , Christopher Zike ( Martinsville) Ryan Zike ( Martinsville) and Ashley Zike ( Martinsville).
He had seven grandchildren, Chelsea Zike , Terranova Zike , Gabriel Zike , Elizebeth Zike , Austin Smith, Emilia Zike , Isabella Zike and one great grandson.
Richard is preceded in death by his parents , sister Harriet Zike and one great grandson.
Family will have a celebration of life at a later date, at Bethel Church in Mooresville, Indiana.
In lieu of flowers, any contributions can be made at the Well Springs in Martinsville, Indiana.