Tildon “J” Hike Jr.

August 06, 1954 ‒ October 29, 2020

Delaware, Ohio

Tildon John “J” Hike Jr., age 66 of Delaware, OH, passed away Thursday, October 29, 2020, in Delaware. He was born August, 6, 1954 to the Tildon John Hike Sr, and the late Margaret (Miller) Hike.

Left to cherish J’s memory are his wife, Suzanne (Buckley) Hike; daughter, Brook (Benjamin) Segaard; step-daughter, Alli Reed (Ted) Lewis; step-son, Zachary Reed; grandchildren: Brynn and Connor Segaard, and Fallon Lewis; father, Tildon Hike Sr.; brother, George (Deanna) Hike; sisters: Carol Barnes, Ann Morrow, and Paula (Kyle) Sulcebarger; and several other relatives and friends.

J had served as a police officer with the City of Delaware, having retiring as a sergeant in 2010 after 25 years of dedicated service. He was a member of the F.O.P. Lodge 56. J was an honorable, loyal, and protective man. He had a tough exterior, but was very kind and loving toward his family, and anyone he cared about. He held himself and those around him to high standards; to be the best that they could be. J enjoyed watching the Cincinnati Bengals and the Reds, the U.C. Bearcats, playing golf, and keeping his yard immaculate. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family.

In addition to his mother, J was preceded in death by his brothers-in-law: Jay Morrow, and Steve Barnes.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, November 4, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive, Delaware, OH. A funeral service will immediately follow at 4:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

The funeral services will be live streamed and can be viewed at www.facebook.com/DelawareSFH

Donations in J’s memory may be made to the Delaware Co. FOP #56. PO Box 112. Delaware, Ohio 43015, or to the Hike grandchildren’s fund at https://www.gofundme.com/f/hike-grandchildren?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=p_cf+share-flow-1&fbclid=IwAR3QIdkkAe0OzYllq66OsPf-tQCw3xUQYjh2Bp8tjfR3RXBIfjmUY4oAs7I

The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center is honored to serve the Hike family.

To leave a message of condolence to J’s family, or to share a special memory, please visit snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • Suzanne, Brook and family,

    We send our love, prayers and deepest sympathy for your loss. J. was one-of-a-kind and dearly loved by so many.

    Natalie Fravel and family

  • Suzanne & family

    So sorry for your loss. J was a great person . Always had a smile and great Comment for everyone. J will be greatly missed. Sending thoughts and prayers

    Marcia and Mike Jones

  • Suzanne & family

    So sorry for your loss. J was a great person . Always had a smile and great Comment for everyone. J will be greatly missed. Sending thoughts and prayers

  • Our deepest sympathy to your entire family. Jay was a great man. Brooke, Suzanne and the rest of the family, cherish the memories of your time with him, We know he will be protecting you always.

  • What a great guy..and fellow officer always enjoyed our talks..you will be missed..but never forgotten my brother…RIP my firend..

  • Suzanna and Brooke our prayers and thoughts are with you at this hard time. Jay was always upbeat and a joy to spend time with and he will be greatly missed by all.

  • Suzanne, Brook and Family, J was someone we will never forget. He earned our respect and friendship. A piece of him lives in all of you. May it grow and prosper in the future. Gone but never forgotten. Test in peace my brother.

  • Our prayers and deepest sympathy for your loss, this is also a loss for the City of Delaware.

    Dick and Linda Browning

  • Our prayers and deepest sympathy from his high school class of 72 [ Edward Lee McClain H.S.]

  • Prayers and condolences being sent to Jay’s family and friends. He was a wonderful classmate and I remember with fond memories some of our classes together. May you RIP, Jay. God bless you as you transition to your place at the right hand of Our Lord.

  • Suzanne, Brooke, and family. I am so sorry for your loss. I will forever cherish the memories I have spending time with J. He was truly one of the best. I will miss him.

  • My heartfelt condolences to J’s family. I worked with him in Greenfield, Ohio at the old Bob’s Super Value Supermarket when we both were still at McClain HS. Every day working with J was a hoot. He was a wonderfully kind and funny person. I will miss him greatly.

  • Be at peace.He was a great guy.My best to his family.We have lost yet another classmate from 1972.

  • I ATTENDED EDWARD LEE MCCLAIN THRU 4TH GRADE. I REMEMBER HIM VERY WELL, AS WELL AS HIS FATHER T.J. HIKE SR. WHEN I WAS A JUNIOR IN HIGHSCHOOL AND LIVING IN GROVEPORT, OH, I CAME TO GREENFIELD TO VISIT LEANNA CRUISIE. SHE ROUNDED UP SOME PEOPLE FOR THE GET TOGETHER, ONE OF THEM WAS TJ. HE WAS THE SAME SWEET GUY HE ALWAYS WAS. DAVID SELLERS, HAROLD MCKEEVER AND PATRICK YANKEE WERE THERE. IT WAS A GREAT NIGHT, AND GREAT SEEING THEM AGAIN.

    MY PRAYERS AND CONDOLENCES TO TJ HIKE SR, AND TJ HIKE JR’S FAMILY AND FRIENDS. SUCH A SUPER NICE GUY, HE WILL BE MISSED.

  • I will definitely miss all the good times we had together over the years, playing softball, golf, going to reds and bengals games. Will always be thinking of you.

  • It is with deep sadness and fond memories that J Hike’s cousins in Texas wish to express our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. Back in the 1950-1970s, we loved seeing J Hike and all of our Hike cousins in Greenfield, Ohio, during summer vacations. J was so much fun to be with and those were magical times, filled with fun, picnics, fishing with Grandpa Miller, chasing fireflies, and playing all kinds of games. We also loved having J down here in Dallas for a number of years before he moved back to Ohio. Wish we could have seen him more in recent decades, but love him a bunch and our sorrow about his passing is hard to express. We know Suzanne, Brook, and J’s entire family are blessed with memories, just as we are (his Lineback family in Texas). We know he is greatly missed.

  • For the family of J. I send my prayers and condolences. J. and I were best friends throughout school in Greenfield and he remained a close friend afterwards. In August he assured me he was putting up the good fight and said “the thin blue line and the Greenfield brotherhood are in my corner”. I was honored to have been a member of both with him. J. was an righteous man who cared deeply for his family and always put the safety of his officers first. He was like a brother to me and and like another child to my parents. He will be missed.

    Pat Yankie

  • Thoughts and prayers to J’s family. I was a member of the McClain class of 72 and shared many good times with J as a classmate and a friend. He had a great sense of humor and was always laughing. I am sad to see another member of our class has left us, but I know that he is in a better place. He will always hold a dear place in my heart.

  • So sorry for your loss. Prayers for strength and comfort for John’s family. Sincerely. Doris Pulse

  • It is with deep sorrow and regrets that I and my family send our condolences to Jay’s family. During the time we lived in Greenfield, he became a member of our family. When news of his passing was received, many tears were shed by all of us! He was such a good guy and so funny! He often approached me by using his John Wayne impression…so funny!!!!He had an infectious smile and laughing eyes! In viewing your video, it is apparent that he still had it. He obviously was loved by many of his friends and family. The high school days in Greenfield were special to all of my family and evoke memories we will always treasure. Terry, Lori,Lisa, and Mike (LeBeau, to you classmates) wanted me to extend their condolences and prayers to each of your family. Special greetings to T J Sr. Happy to see he is still here and looking great! Prayers to all. Jay will live in our memories forever!

  • J was a wonderful person and friend. He was the one who got me interested in the Police Academy program and helped me along in understanding everything about it.
    J. would text me in the morning and say let’s have breakfast together. He knew all of the out of the way places.

    We watched a couple of his favorite war movies together in the cozy “theater” of his family room… he had to stop several times and explain to me what was going on.

    I could never shovel snow from my walk or driveway for J was always there with his snow machine. I was not the only person he took care of. He cleared the snow from many of the neighbors walks and drives.

    J was a big and powerful man and could be a bit intimidating but to me he was just a gentle giant. I miss seeing him on his rider mover, sitting on his front porch with Suzanne and just knowing he is in his house.

  • J will definitely be missed by all that knew him. I grew up and graduated with him in Greenfield. We sat side by side in most classes where alphabetical seating was required. J was quick with a laugh and always there for you if you needed help. We spent a lot of time together in and out of school. I will always cherish those memories.

  • May God be with you all during this time of mourning. I always had a great time talking and joking with J. He was a special person and could make anyone laugh.
    My prayers are with you.

  • Condolences to J and his family. My wife, Kathy, and I Are sending our sincere sympathy during this difficult time. J was a classmate and a friend. He was in our wedding forty eight years ago. Always knew J to be kind, considerate, and a good friend. Thoughts and prayers.
    Mike and Kathy Hull

  • J was loved so much by so many!! His sense of humor and quick wit always made me laugh. There were people waiting outside to park to pay their respects when I left! He will be greatly missed and always remembered!!

  • Suzanne and family,
    My thoughts and prayers go out to you, I am so sorry for your loss. J was a very special man.
    Krissy

  • Suzanne and Brooke I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Jay was such a special person and I was glad I got to work with him at the Police Dept. I know he will be missed. Prayers to your family