Thomas E. Pickett, 61, died Monday, September 2, 2013 in Myrtle Beach, SC.
Tom was born in Galion, Ohio to the late Robert and June Pickett.
After graduating from Galion High School in 1970, he attended Miami University where he pledged Phi Kappa Alpha Fraternity and served as fraternity Treasurer and Captain of the tennis team. He graduated in 1974 with a degree in Computer and Information Science. Shortly after graduation, he married Janet Edwards at a small ceremony in Oxford, Ohio on July 20, 1974. Tom worked at Battelle Memorial Institute, started three companies-Tridacor, Votek and Singlepoint Systems-and also worked at Lucent Technologies. Most recently, he was employed at Qwest/CenturyLink.
He was a devout Christian and was actively involved in his church, where he used his many talents to help those around him. Tom recently divided his time between Columbus and Myrtle Beach where he loved the company of good friends, good food and walking along the beach in the evenings.
He is survived by his sons Matthew and Andrew, daughter-in-law Jennifer, former wife Janet, brother Gerry and sister-in-law Kathy, and long-time friend Annshar Hsu.
A Memorial Service will be held beginning at 6:00pm. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2013 at HERITAGE CHRISTIAN CHURCH, 7413 Maxtown Road, Westerville, Ohio 43082 with Pastors Jim Zippay and Mike Smith, officiating. Casual attire is requested.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are requested to be sent to: Vista Community Church, 6065 Frantz Road, Suite 205, Dublin, OH 43017. Rutherford Funeral Home at Powell, 450 W. Olentangy St., Powell, OH 43065 (614)-792-1471 assisted the family.
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