John Andrew Bricker, 91, passed away Aug. 31, at his home in Columbus, Ohio. Born in Salem, Ohio Nov. 3, 1919, he was the son of the late Norman and Nell (Gailey) Bricker.
Devoted husband, father and grandfather, he is survived by his wife of 58 years, Elaine; daughters, Kathleen Stith, Janis Stailey, Meribeth Jones; a son, Jack Bricker; and seven grandchildren.
Bricker graduated from Goshen High School in 1937. He was an avid Buckeye fan, graduating from Ohio State University after studying animal husbandry and education.
He taught vocational agriculture in Highland County from 1941 to 1943 and was a World War II Navy veteran serving as a Lieutenant in the Pacific from 1943 to 1946. He subsequently worked as a director of cattle operations for Producers Livestock Association for 41 years.
In 1986, he received the Ohio Beef Industry Service Award presented by ABVRadio/TV; in 1988, awarded from the Cattlemen Association, Ohio Producers, for 41 years dedication and service; and in 1989, Cattlemen Association, awarded him for appreciation and recognition of his support and leadership.
He was preceded in death by brothers, Raymond, Frank, Jay, Charles, Bill and Marion; and sisters, Grace, Esther, Helen, Rosenell, Dorothy and Mary Gene.
Services were held Sept. 6 at Union Cemetery Mausoleum, Columbus, Ohio, with Rev. Joel Baer officiating. Arrangements were made by Weir-Arend Funeral Home, Columbus.
Anyone wishing to do so, may make a memorial contribution to Goshen High Alumni Association, P.O. Box 64, Damascus, OH 44619; or to Wesley Glen Charitable Care, 5155 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43214.
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