John S. Pickett, Jr.
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Funeral Services for John S. Pickett, Jr., 93, of Many will be on Friday, February 07, 2014 beginning at 2:00 PM at First Baptist Church Of Many with G. "Rod" Smith and Rev. Francis Hooten officiating. Burial will follow in the Many Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday, February 06, 2014, beginning at 5:30 PM at the Warren Meadows Funeral Home Chapel in Many.
John S. Pickett, Jr. was born on Saturday, June 12, 1920 in Fisher. He passed away on Wednesday, February 05, 2014 at his residence in Many.
John S. Pickett, Jr. served in WWII with the 8th U.S. Army Air Corp, 385th bomb group, 50th squadron. He was an Engineer and Top Turret Gunner on a B-17 and flew 29 missions over Europe.
Mr. Pickett was a member of the Sabine Parish School Board from 1960-1968. He served in the LA. State Legislature as a State Representative. From 1972-1990, Mr. Pickett served as District Judge for the 11th Judicial District. He was also a long time member of the Many Rotary Club and a founding member of the Many V.F.F. Chapter.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John Samuel Pickett, Sr. and Margaret Cecilia Hatcher and two sisters, Margaret Cecilia Pickett and Mary Charlotte Pickett Ruffing.
He is survived by his wife, Joanne Hopkins Pickett of Many; two daughters, Pamela Pickett Johnson and husband Tim of Many; Judge Elizabeth A. Pickett of Many; three sons, John W. Pickett and wife Karen of Mt. Carmel; James M. Pickett of Shreveport; Robert D. Pickett and wife Susan of Andersonville, Tennessee; one sister, Joy Pickett Phillips of Ingleside, Texas; one brother-in-law, W.C. Ruffin of Minden; eight grandchilden, Bradley Pickett and wife Andrea, Rachel Pickett Randolph and husband Cory, Morgan Pickett and wife LaQuin; Aubrey Pickett and wife Magon; Lea Pickett Smith and husband Jeremy; Micah Pickett, Kathryn Pickett and Rebecca Pickett; eleven great-grandchildren, Meghan, Kilee, Cole, Gage Dean, Camron, Caleb, Gage, Walker Lane, Walker Pierce, Libby and Emma; along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Pallbearers will be Bradley Pickett, Morgan Pickett, Aubrey Pickett, Cory Randolph, Jeremy Smith, Micah Pickett, Jim Wedgeworth and James Cook, Jr.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Edward Lee Vines, Robert Gentry, Joe Salter, Pete Abbington, J.J. Blake, Stephen Beasley, Ken Freeman, Georg Joe Boyens and Clifford Ruffin.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.warrenmeadows.com.
Warren Meadows Funeral Home
355 S Capitol St
Many, LA 71449
Published in The Town Talk on Feb. 8, 2014