Earl V. Bricker

GREENVILLE - Earl V. Bricker, age 92, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Dec. 21, 2013, at 6:02 p.m. at Reid Hospital, Richmond, Ind.

He was born May 22, 1921, in Celina, Ohio, the son of the late John K. and Mabel (Rush) Bricker.

He served in the Pacific Theater in United States Army during World War II as a cook and a medic. His combat service began in Australia, and he "island hopped" threw New Guinea and the Philippines, and then ended as part of the occupation of Japan. He worked as a mechanic and press operator at Goodyear in St. Mary's for 28 years retiring in 1979 he then worked for 15 years at Plants of Ruskin in Florida as a master gardener.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church; and a life member of D.A.V. in Wapakoneta.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and brothers: Bevan and Lester Bricker.

He is survived by his wife: Laura L. (Young) Bricker of Greenville, whom he married April 7, 1947; daughters and son- in-law: Laura Lee Marshall of Omaha, Neb., Sandra Jayne and Pete Wolf of Piqua; grandchildren: Michael Nesbitt, Jill Nesbitt, Dannielle Marshall, Kylle Dietz, Chet Knous, and Lacie Schuller; 16 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law: Don and Donna Bricker of Celina, Carl and Barb Bricker of Greenville, Gene Bricker of Indianapolis, Ind.

Services will be held on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Rev. Terry Haworth officiating. Burial will follow in Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys, Ohio.

Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the Disabled American Veterans, or the . Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Funeral Home

Zechar Bailey Funeral Home
1499 N Broadway PO Box 337 Greenville, OH 45331
(937) 548-4141

Published in The Daily Advocate from Dec. 23 to Dec. 24, 2013