DAMASCUS - William E. Barricks, 84, of Mechanicstown, died on Thursday, August 30, 2012, at 9:32 p.m. at Alliance Community Hospital.
Born on April 9, 1928 in Alliance, he lived in Damascus most of his life, moving to his tree farm in Mechanicstown in the past 15 years.
Bill attended Alliance High School and Mt. Union College.
A veteran of World War II and the Korean War, he served our country in the U.S. Navy.
Mr. Barricks was a member of Harrington Bethel United Methodist Church.
He retired from the United Tool and Die in Salem and from General Motors in Lordstown. He also taught Tool and Die at Salem Trade School.
Mr. Barricks was a member of the American Legion in Mechanicstown, the VFW Post #3301, East Central Ohio Forestry Association, and the Alliance Poetry Guild.
Bill enjoyed poetry and tree farming.
Survivors include his two daughters, Debra L. (Mike) Fish of N. Benton, Margaret B. (Tom) Stoffer of Leetonia; a son, William "Cork" (Peggy) Barricks of Hendersonville, NC; six grandchildren, Laura, Dawn, Ashton, Thomas, Jenna, and David; one great-grandson, Jeffery; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death was his wife, Patricia (Senior) Barricks on October 3, 1983, whom he married in 1949; his longtime companion, Helen Jean Fussell; his parents, William E. and Blanche (Pannair) Barricks; a sister, Betty Brick; and a brother, Robert Barricks.
The family will receive friends at Sharer-Stirling-Skivolocke Funeral Home on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
His funeral service will begin at 11:00 a.m. with Jeff Knori of Lake Center Christian School and Rev. Lee Iden of Harrington Bethel United Methodist Church officiating.
Interment, with military honors provided by the Alliance American Legion Post 166 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1036, will follow at Highland Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements are by the Sharer-Stirling-Skivolocke Funeral Home, 1000 S. Union Avenue, Alliance, Ohio 44601. This obituary may be viewed and condolences may be sent to the family online at www.sharerfuneralhome.com.