July 10, 1940 – March 30, 2021
Gordon Bricker of Carlisle, OH passed away on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at the age of 80 years, after losing his brief battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born in Proctorville, OH. After graduating high school as valedictorian, his love of learning continued lifelong. Gordon moved to Carlisle where he met his wife, Carrie Gentry of Beattyville, KY, as they were each visiting their respective sisters, who schemed to get them together. They have a daughter, Pamela, the love of their life, who he endowed with all his common sense and jack-of-all trades mentality. Gordon worked at Hankins Container Corporation and then the Miamisburg Mound Facility for several different companies until he officially retired in 1997. After retirement, he missed working and returned to Mound Manufacturing one day per week to fix what no one else could, and finally retired in October 2020. Gordon and Carrie were inseparable and celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Christmas Eve, 2020. Gordon was an avid bowler and was always up for a toe-tapping bluegrass concert. In later years he passed on his gardening passion to his granddaughter, Nora. His fresh dirt tomatoes were a hit with his extended family around the country. He was a man of many talents. He excelled at fixing most everything around the house: building an addition to his home, clock building, hanging ceiling fans for everyone he knew, building his own computers, working on cars, collecting knives, and is the best fix-it guy we know. Gordon was a strong, proud and caring man who is loved and will be missed by many. He is survived by his loving wife Carrie; daughter Pamela Forknall (George), granddaughter Nora Forknall (Forrest DeGroat), Sister Traci McMahan (Norman), and best almost-daughter Jackie McKinnson (Angie). He will be entombed at Miami Valley Memory Gardens in Centerville. In lieu of flowers, he and his family would appreciate a memorial donation in his name to be made to Hospice of Dayton at http://www.hospiceofdayton.org.
Ana De Groat
April 5, 2021
Gordon was a fine man with a great sense of humor. I only spoke to him twice at Pam and George's Christmas in July parties, but he left a lasting impression. Smart and kind with a wonderful smile.
April 1, 2021
Pam and family, This is from Paula Tomlin.( an old friend of Pam's) I am glad I still get and read the Dayton Daily News, but sad to read your Dad's obituary today. He sounds as if he was one of a kind!! All I can say is wow!! I wish I knew him!!! I am sorry I have lost contact with you over the years Pam and think of you especially at Christmas and wonder where you live and so on. I am so sorry for the sadness you and your mom and family are feeling now. Sending Sincere Sympathy and May the Warmth and Love of Family Wrap around You during this difficult time. Paula Tomlin (P. S. same address.. take care)
March 31, 2021
Carrie, Pam, George & Nora, So very sorry to hear of Gordon's passing. May your many memories bring you peace during this time. Prayers for all, Love, Jean
March 30, 2021
Aunt Carrie and Pam, my thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Your wonderful memories will always keep him close to your heart. Sending lots of love.