2012-01-19 / Obituaries

Forrest L. Bricker

Mercersburg, 89

Forrest Lambert Bricker, 89, of Mercersburg, died Monday, January 12, 2012, with his family by his side. He had been in poor health for several years.

He was born May 23, 1922, at Mercersburg, a son of the late Charlie Grover and Ida A. Yost Bricker.

He attended one-room schools in the Mercersburg area.

As a young man he worked on neighboring farms. His places of employment included Mercersburg Tannery, Fairchild Industries, and he was a Montgomery Township supervisor for several years. He also worked for PennDOT for 15 years.

He married Hilda Louise Sword Bricker on October 4, 1941. They operated a farm together. From 1956 through 1966 he and his wife owned and operated a country store, Bricker’s Grocery of Claylick.

He was a member of First Church of God of Mercersburg.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Hilda, a son, Dallas L., two brothers, Chester and Grover, and a sister, Violet Dorty..

Surviving are a daughter, Cinda, and her husband, Bill Brumbaugh; a son, Gene E. Bricker, and his wife, Deby Bricker, a daughter-in-law, Diann L. Bricker, all of Mercersburg; five grandchildren; four great-grandsons; a sister, Lady Grace Zimmerman, and a brother, Wallace Bricker. He is also survived by his loyal dog, Amigo.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday January 19, at First Church of God with Pastors Rick Egolf, Ernest Pletcher and John Winkler officiating. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery, Mercersburg.

Viewing will be held one hour prior to the service Thursday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lutheran Home Care & Hospice, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17202.

Arrangements are by Lininger-Fries Funeral Home Inc., Mercersburg.

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