Steven Lee Bricker of Manteo, June 22

By on June 26, 2018

Steven Lee Bricker, 64, of Manteo, NC died Friday, June 22, 2018, at his home. Born February 17, 1954, in Wray, CO, he was the son of Robert Gale Bricker of Missoula, MT and the late Phyllis Ilene Foster Bricker.

Steven served his country honorably in the United States Army achieving the rank of Captain. One of his greatest accomplishments was serving the U.S. government providing defense mapping for the Department of Homeland Security. He enjoyed being a former 4-H shooting coach for Cedar Mountain Youths in Culpeper, VA. Hee was a member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church and often volunteered with Food for Thought.

Steven was a husband, father, brother, uncle and a great friend to many. A world traveler and outdoor enthusiast, avid carver and woodworker, he enjoyed nothing more than sharing those activities with those he loved.


Along with his mother, he was preceded in death by his wife, Gwendolyn Compton Bricker.

In addition to his father, Steven is survived by his daughter, Emily Bricker of Manteo, NC; a brother, Michael Bricker (Beth) of Chesaw, WA; mother-in-law, Christine Gregory of Martinsville, VA; sister-in-law, Cynthia Parks (Ron) of Lewisville, NC; brother-in-law, Peter Compton (Karen) of Bassett, VA; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, July 1, 2018, at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church with the Rev. Matt Seals and the Rev. Jerry Cribb officiating. The family will receive friends and relatives for a reception following the service in the church fellowship hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Food for Thought, PO Box 1167, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949, online at, or Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, PO Box 787, Manteo, NC 27954, online at

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


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  • Tom Crews

    Steven faced death much as he lived his life, with courage and concern for others. His family, particularly for daughter Emily and his father and brother, whom he deeply admired were foremost in his thoughts and conversation. Steven loved history, especially the American Civil War and the World Wars. He loved and cared for other people as well, volunteering his time and talents to the extent his health and time would permit. All his life, Steven enjoyed shooting and reloading and was quite a marksman. Even after his cancer returned, he was determined to participate in a vintage military rifle match at the Dare County Gun Club with me as his partner. Although it was my first shooting match ever, Steve carried us through for a second place finish close behind the two best rifle marksmen in the Club.

    Although I only knew Steven less than a year, I felt a solid connection with him as a fellow Forester, outdoor enthusiast, shooting partner and mentor and friend. I greatly admired his courage and optimism and indomitable spirit. He will be missed by those of us who knew him. Our prayers are for Emily and the rest of his family.

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