Thomas M. Brickey, 93, of Monticello, Indiana went to be with the Lord on August 11, 2021. He was born in Dorchester, Virginia on November 21, 1927 to John and Martha (Dye) Brickey. He was one of eleven children, including six brothers and four sisters.
Tom was an Army Veteran, having served in Germany. Shortly after his release from the Army in March, 1947 he met his future wife, Joy Kathleen Dykes of Esserville, Virginia and they were married on April 6, 1948. Tom and Joy were married 57 years before Joy's passing on April 17, 2005. Although Tom and Joy started their family in Virginia, they movedwith their two young sons from Virginia to Monticello in 1955. Tom first became employed by National Homes Corporation in Lafayette followed by many years at a variety of other employers where he worked to support his family. Tom's last employment prior to his retirement the summer of 1990 was at Ross Gear and Tool Company which was later purchased by TRW. Tom loved spending time in the outdoors and he especially enjoyed gardening, camping, fishing and hunting. After his youngest son Gerald's retirement, father and son spent time together doing what the two of them enjoyed most, camping and fishing at Raccoon Lake where they fished for crappie and silvers. After his oldest son David's retirement, father and son spent many hours visiting and enjoying each other's company. Tom's two sons will always remember the many life lessons their father taught them and they will specifically remember how he taught them to be good men, good fathers and always good sportsmen when they hunted and fished. Tom always looked forward to attending the yearly Brickey Family Reunion in Virginia each July. These trips afforded him an opportunity to visit with his many extended family members and friends as well as an opportunity to reminisce about his life and days in his beloved birthplace. On several of these trips, one or more of his sons, grandchildren and great grandchildren accompanied him and learned about their Brickey Family heritage. Tom was a Christian and enjoyed spending many hours reading his Bible, having read it from cover to cover multiple times. He and Joy were previously membersof Lake Shafer Christian Center in Monticello and Tom later became a member of First Assembly of God Church in Delphi.Tom is survived by two sons, David N. Brickey (Mary Ella) of Monticello, and Gerald W. Brickey (Paula "Jayne") of Thorntown; two grandsons, two granddaughters; seven great grandsons; one great great grandson; two stepgrandsons; one step granddaughter; nine step great grandchildren; one sister, Pearl (Kedrick) Holbrook of Ohio; numerous nieces and nephews; and onesister-in-law, Elizabeth (Sue) Batton of Maryland. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife; one grandson;one step grandson and nine siblings. Family and friends will gather for visitation on Saturday, August 21, 2021,from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at 1:00 p.m. with the Reverend Nate Pyle officiating at Springer-Voorhis-Draper Funeral Home, 202 South Illinois Street, Monticello. Interment will follow the service at Riverview I.O.O.F. Cemetery, 1441 East Riverview Road, Monticello. Memorials may be made in Tom's memory to the American Cancer Society, 5635 West 96th Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, Indiana 46278 designating White County in the Memo line as the recipient and/or to Lake Shafer Christian Center, 1765 Northwest Shafer Drive, Monticello, Indiana 47960. Friends and family are encouraged to share a photo, a memory, or a message of condolence at springerfuneralhome.com