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Roy Bricker

veteranJul 16th, 1944 - Aug 21st, 2023

Funeral:  11 a.m. Friday, August 25, 2023, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora

Visitation:  6 until 8 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home

Burial:  Elmwood Cemetery, Flora


     Roy David Bricker, age 79, of Flora, Illinois, passed away Monday, August 21, 2023, at his home.

     He was born July 16, 1944, in Olney, the son of Roy Edward and Erma Marie (Foreman) Bricker.  He was united in marriage to Janet Darlene Brinkley during a ceremony at Bloom Baptist Church on May 9, 1975.

     Roy graduated from Clay City High School in 1962 and soon enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, serving from 1963 to 1967 during the Vietnam War.  After his military service, he worked in the oil fields for 35 years as a roustabout.

     He remained committed to his fellow veterans as a lifetime member of both the Flora American Legion Post 14 and the VFW Post 3999.  Roy stepped up for leadership roles at the Legion Post, serving as both Commander and District Commander, and took great pride in leading the firing squad for military funeral honors.

     Roy appreciated classic cars and was particularly fond of his own red Corvette and CJ-5 Jeep.  He was often recognized while driving his grandkids to Dairy Queen in those special rides.  Above all, he cherished time spent with family and friends, especially enjoying the company of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Roy will be remembered for his hard work, service to his country, and dedication to others.

     Roy is survived by his wife: Janet Bricker of Flora; 4 children: Angie (Tom) Tolliver of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Leroy (Kelly) Martin, Kelly (Roy) Conard, and Kris (Kory) Snell, all of Flora; 13 grandchildren: David (Jamie) Tolliver, Matthew (Brittney) Tolliver, Andrea Branch, Dalton Zimmerman, Logan Stone, Megan Stone, Nathasha Stone, Emma Griffith, Lauryn Snell, Clayton Snell, Colton Snell, Jayden Conard and Khloe Conard; 11 great-grandchildren; a brother: Robert (Regina) Bricker of Xenia; and brothers-and-sisters-in-law: Gary (Sandy) Frank of Cloverdale, Indiana, Doug (Violet) Brinkley of Enid, Oklahoma, Dianna (Frank) Cricelli of Pocahontas, Kent (Donna) Brinkley of Flora, Maureen (Alan) Tolliver of Flora, and Sam Brinkley of Riverside, California.

     He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister: Judy Frank; father-and-mother-in-law: James and Wanda Brinkley; a sister-in-law: Glenda Brinkley; and a brother-in-law: Larry (Martha) Brinkley.

     A funeral ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, August 25, 2023, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery with the presentation of military funeral honors.  Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home.  Memorial donations are suggested to the local branch of the Disabled American Veterans, or towards maintaining the local Veteran Memorials in Flora, and these will be accepted through the funeral home.  To share a condolence or memory, visit:


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Lisa Erbacher

August 22nd

So very sorry for your loss. May God bless you and give you comfort at this time.

Shelly Allen

August 22nd

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for all of you.

Mary Reynolds

August 22nd

My condolences to the family.

Charlie and Patty Peters

August 23rd

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

David Bryden

August 23rd

Roy was a dedicated veteran, a very hard worker for military people from Clay County. In my opinion and a particular time he was one of the few that were dedicated Hard-working, willing to dedicate his time to preserving the core military values. We were all sworn to do, a true patriot the county has lost.

Mary Walter

August 23rd

Sorry to hear of Roy's passing. Praying for you Janet and your family.

Chris and Lizzie Butler

August 23rd

Ronnie will be greatly missed. His love for family will continue to be remembered. Prayer for your family. So sorry for your loss.

Ken (Waylon)Jennings.

August 23rd

So sorry for the families loss.

Sharon David

August 23rd

Janet I am so sorry for your loss. I know you have great memories and lots of family to lean on. I pray God holds you close during this difficult time. Please know you have lots of people praying and thinking of all of you.

DJ Baker

August 23rd

I had the pleasure working with Roy for almost 20 years. He was a HOOT to work with. I enjoyed the good ole days. My condolences to the family. He will be missed by many.

Alan Buck

August 23rd

A Proud Veteran has passed. May he Rest in Peace.

Leon & Glenda Sharp

August 23rd

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.


August 23rd

Sorry for your loss your cousin Roger Harmen

Larry and Mary Jo Patridge

August 23rd

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family, I worked with Roy for several years, good hand, glad to call him my friend.

Linda Jones

August 23rd

So sorry for your loss sending prayers for strength, comfort and peace during this difficult time.

Bill and Robin Atwood

August 23rd

We are sorry for your loss. Prayer for comforts sent.

Dale and Sandi Castleberry

August 23rd

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and the family.

Trudy J Zimmerman Stanford

August 23rd

I am so very sorry for your loss. He was a great man and the community will miss him immensely. Thank you Sir for your service in Vietnam.

Berdella R. McGrew

August 23rd

So very sorry,Janet and family.

Lowell & Brenda K. Showalters

August 24th

Janet and Family, Our deepest sympathy to all of you. There are no words to explain how we feel with the loss of our best friend and sidekick. The many years we have been together eating, dancing, and doing all the military services for our fellow veterans. We are here for support and friendship. He will be watching after us, we must remember the 4x4x4x4. Love you

Vicky Brann

August 24th

Sorry for you loss. Our prayers are with you, your family and friends. Love, Your Cousin Vicky

Ann Archer

August 25th

I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers.

Kathy Cook

August 31st

Was saddened to hear of Roy's passing. I worked with Roy in the oilfield and always thought a lot of him. He was a good worker and always wanted things to be done the right way. I recently saw him while shopping and got to give him a glad I did. Nice man that will be missed by many...loved his smile and laugh. My condolences to the family. RIP Roy



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