Gilbert Ray “Jake” Brickhouse Sr. of Colington, Nov. 1

By on November 6, 2017

Gilbert Ray “Jake” Brickhouse Sr., 85, passed away peacefully at his home in Colington on Wednesday, November 1, 2017. A Currituck County native, the loving husband and father was preceded in death by his father Herman Brickhouse and mother Sybil Gallop Brickhouse of Harbinger.

Mr. Brickhouse is survived by his wife of 51 years, Rae Meekins Brickhouse; his son, Gilbert R. Brickhouse Jr. and wife Teresa Brickhouse of Grandy; and two grandchildren, Noah Brickhouse and Sophie Brickhouse both of Grandy. He is also survived by his brother, Don Brickhouse and Lois Mann Brickhouse of Harbinger; and sister, Loretta Brickhouse Guard and husband John of Edenton.

A private service will be held by his family.


In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in his name to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123, online at

Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at

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