Charles “Bud” Bricker, 84, of West Portsmouth, died Sunday, March 4, 2018 at SOMC Hospice. He was born December 16, 1933 in Portsmouth, to the late Charles and Dorothy (Mershon) Bricker. He was a Chemical Operator retiring from Empire Detroit Steel and then Lockheed Martin. Charles is an Army Veteran of the Korean War.
He was a wonderful husband and father, involved for many years with West Portsmouth Football, belonged to the James Dickey Post #23 of the American Legion for over 44 years, and was of the Catholic faith.
In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by three sons; Charles, Theodore, and Mark Bricker, a grandson, Jesse Butcher, a brother, Richard Bricker, and a sister, Doris (Bricker) Brickey.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Annetta (Wiley) Bricker, three sons; Michael Bricker (Julie) of West Portsmouth, Scott Bricker (Jennifer) of West Portsmouth, and Alf Bricker (Kellie) of Coal Grove, three daughters; Barb Sadler (William) of West Portsmouth, Teresa Scott (Carl) of West Portsmouth, and Annetta Newman (Brian) of McDermott, a brother, Alfred Bricker of West Portsmouth, his grandchildren; William Sadler, Joshua Sadler, Charles Sadler, Angel Sadler, Amanda Rundquist, Jerrod Bricker, Larry Scott, Brandi Bricker, Austin Bricker, Cody (Marcie) Briker, Terra Butcher, Little Jesse Butcher, Luke Bricker, Erika Bricker, and Travis Bricker, 25 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Thursday, March 8, 2018 at Melcher Funeral Home with Pastor Alex Bloomfield officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery where military graveside rites will be provided by the American Legion, James Dickey Post #23.
A visitation for friends and family will be Wednesday from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM at Melcher Funeral Home and again one hour before the service on Thursday.