Roy Eugene Fricker, 71, of Cave In Rock, IL died on January 5, 2017. Gene was born on May 24, 1945 to Howard and Ida Bell (Robinson) Fricker in Hardin County, IL. He married Elaine (McDowell) Fricker. Gene served his country in the Vietnam War as a member of the U.S. Army. He worked as a corrections officer at Hardin County Work Camp.
Gene is survived by his wife, Elaine (McDowell) Fricker of Cave In Rock, IL; daughter Brandi (Kevin) Aoki of Hawaii; son, Lee (Melinda) Fricker of Cave In Rock, IL; granddaughters, Laurin and Karlynn Aoki, and Whitlee Fricker; grandsons, Morgan and Landon Fricker; brother, Kenneth (Jo Ann) Fricker; sisters, Della Ramsey, Carolyn (Donnie) Graham, and Linda (Neal) Smith; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Gene is preceded in death by parents, Howard and Ida Bell (Robinson) Fricker; sisters, Roberta Hanes, Cathleen Williams, and Ruth Goolsby; and brothers, Wiley, Doug, Bob, and Russell Fricker.
Hardin County Funeral Services, Cox Funeral Home is in charge of services. Visitation will be held Saturday, January 7, 2017 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Potters Church in Cave In Rock, IL. Funeral will be held on Sunday, January 8, 2017 at 1pm at the same location. Rev. Lee Fricker will officiate the ceremony. Interment will be at Cave Hill Cemetery with military rights preformed by the Paul C. Rowan American Legion Post 571.

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