Michael P. Ricker

Jul 23, 1944 - Feb 12, 2018

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Dexter - Michael Ricker, 73, made his journey into everlasting life on February 12, 2018.  He was the son of Vernon and LuLu (Farley) Ricker.  Mike graduated from Corinna Union Academy and the University of Southern Maine Tech Center for the Culinary Arts.  Mike enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where he became a plank holder and Navy SEAL serving in Vietnam.
During his time abroad Mike studied Ishin-Ru kung fu in Japan and taught it locally for many years.  Mike loved family, food and guitars, especially when he played with his brother, Tommy Ricker, and Matthew Pennington.  He had been employed at Dexter Shoe Company.
Left behind are his son, Chris Ricker; daughter, Marjorie Pennington; grandson, Joseph Race; and sister, Charlotte Hawkins.  He was predeceased by his wife, Katherine (Mountain) Ricker; his son, Matthew Lee Ricker; and brother, Tommy Ricker.
Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Crosby & Neal, 61 Main Street, Dexter.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 20, at the First Baptist Church of Dexter.  Spring burial will be at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Dexter.  Memorial donations may be made to the Code of Support Foundation,  4401 Ford Ave., Suite 450,  Alexandria, VA 22302.  Link online donations:  
Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com.
Published on  February 16, 2018
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