Warren W. Pickens CANADIAN- Services for Warren W. Pickens, Jr., 89, of Canadian, Texas will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at the Church of Christ with Gary Jahnel, officiating and Jerry Smith assisting. Graveside services will be Friday, May 3, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Resthaven Memorial Park Cemetery in Lubbock, Texas under the direction of Hughs Funeral Home of Canadian, Texas. Warren passed peacefully in his home Saturday, April 27, 2013 in Canadian, Texas. Warren was born Oct. 2, 1923 in Spur, Texas to the late Mr. Warren W. Pickens Sr. and Mrs. Fannie (Simpson) Pickens. He was a 1943 graduate of Spur High School. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving in World War II. While serving in the Army he received various medals including the Bronze Star. He went on to attend Abilene Christian University and was a 1950 graduate of Texas Tech University with a degree in agriculture. Warren married Nettie Jean Shearer on June 4, 1950 in Lubbock, Texas. She preceded him in death on Aug. 27, 2010. Warren began his career with the Texas A&M Extension Service as an agent in training at Hill County, then as an assistant county agent in Brown County. In 1953 they moved to Canadian where he served as Hemphill county extension agent until his retirement in 1986. Warren was committed to his work in agriculture and 4-H. He was a member of the Church of Christ. Most of all he loved his wife of 60 years and his family. Warren and Nettie had five children, two of them, Gene and Joanie, have preceded him in death. Along with his wife and two children, two brothers and four sisters have also preceded him in death. He is survived by his son, Bruce Pickens and wife Jean of Elk City, Okla.; his daughters, Brenda Cryer and husband Chuck of Pampa, Texas, and Mary Angell and husband Bruce of Slaton, Texas; his daughter-in-law, Gayla Pickens of Pampa, Texas; three sisters, Ruby Moore of Ft. Worth, Texas; Ann Tow of Amarillo, Texas; Jane Cowan of Garden Dale, Texas; his sister-in-law, Carolyn Stanton of Houston, Texas; his grandchildren, Galen Pickens, Kacy Oliver and husband Aaron, Bruce Pickens Jr., Jennifer Pickens, Roy and Sarah Angell, John and Chris Cryer; and his great-grandson, Cameron Oliver. The family suggests memorials to the Hemphill County Library, 500 Main St., Canadian, TX 79014. You may send condolences online at www.hughsfuneralhome.com.
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Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Apr. 30, 2013