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DEXTER - Matthew Lee Ricker, 31, went home to be with the Lord. He was born September 9, 1977 in Dover-Foxcroft, a son of Michael and Katherine (Mountain) Ricker.

Matthew touched many lives and left this world unexpectedly. Matthew’s interests were cars, farming, country music, especially Garth Brooks and C.C.R., and playing the guitar with his dad.

In addition to his parents of Dexter, he is survived by a son, Joseph Michael of St. Albans; a brother, Christopher and fiancée, Patty Champluvier and family of Dexter; a sister, Marjorie and husband Matthew Pennington of Springtown, TX; his grandmother, Mildred Mountain of Dexter; aunt Charlotte Hawkins of Dover-Foxcroft; uncle Reginald Mountain, Jr. and wife Shelley and family of Dexter, uncle Eugene Mountain of Sangerville, aunt Lori Hallette and family of Ellsworth, aunt Lisa Mountain and family of Dexter; and many cousins.

Matthew will be sadly missed by his family and friends. He was predeceased by his grandfather, Reginald Mountain, Sr., his grandparents Bob and Lou Ricker; and his uncle, Tom Ricker.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 P.M. Friday, April 17th at Crosby & Neal, 61 Main Street, Dexter. A memorial service will be held 3:30 P.M. Sunday, April 19th at the First Baptist Church of Dexter with the Pastor Ray Beless officiating.

Gifts in Matthew’s memory may be made to help with funeral expenses to the Matthew Ricker Fund, P. O. Box 431, Dexter, ME 04930. Those who wish may sign an online guest register and leave written tributes at

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