James F. Pickens, 69, of Bradenton passed away January 13, 2013. He was born June 27, 1943 in East Liverpool, Ohio to Samuel Pickens and Norma Beadnell, both deceased. He is survived by his wife of 30 years Rebecca Pickens. He was a Navy Veteran and worked most of his life in carpentry and construction. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, and going to the beach. He is also survived by 2 sisters, Linda and Darla, 2 sons, James and Mike, 4 daughters, Pam, Kim, Audra and Stacy (deceased). He left behind his beloved grandchildren, Chris, Brad, Courtney, Brandon, Greg, Megan, Josh, Christina, Jay, and Johnny (deceased). He will also be missed by his 7 great grandchildren as well as an aunt, numerous nieces, neph-ews and cousins. "Always loved and never forgotten"
Published in The Bradenton Herald on Jan. 21, 2013