Edward Eugene (Ted) Pickett Jr., 82, of 67 Cruver's Trailer Park, Laceyville (North Flat), passed away on Saturday afternoon, June 22, 2013 at the Golden Living Center, in Tunkhannock, with his family by his side.
Ed was born in Wyoming, on Dec. 23, 1930, the son of the late Edward E. Pickett Sr. who passed away on Dec. 6, 1963, and Edith Howell Pickett who passed away on March 11, 1990.
Ed attended the Laceyville High School, and later served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corps and later with the National Guard during the early 1950s during the Korean War
, where he was stationed in Alaska.
While in the service, Ed married the former Dora Jean Board from Indianapolis, Ind. Ted was preceded in death, by his wife, Dora Jean on July 19, 1988.
After his military service, Ted returned back to the Williamsport area, where he was employed by Sylvania Corp. After a few years, he then relocated to Indianapolis, driving truck, for Teamster Local 134, in Indianapolis, for a number of years. In his later years, Ted moved back to Laceyville, where he drove tractor trailer for Penn's Best and retired from driving for Meshoppen Stone.
Ted was a member of the Braintrim Baptist Church, and the Rought Hall Post #510 American Legion, in Black Walnut. An avid motorcycle rider, he was a member of the Midwest Motorcycle Club, for 25 years. During his spare time Ted was out trapping, fishing, and hunting. His favorite fishing spot was off the Laceyville Bridge. In his younger years, he enjoyed taking off with his buddies, John Stahl and Larry Lane, and go to the horse races.
Surviving is his wife, Lois L. Miller Pickett, of Laceyville, who he married on May 5, 2001; his six children: Karen and her husband Phil Long, of Indianapolis, Ind., Curt and his wife Cindy Pickett, of Laceyville, George Pickett, of Radcliff, Ky., Bruce and his wife Kelly Pickett of Indianapolis, Ind., Scott Pickett, of Indianapolis, Ind., and Julie Pickett, of Indianapolis, Ind. Also his grandchildre: Mark Long, Cody Long, Curtis and his wife Keri Pickett, Clinton Pickett, Caprice Pickett, Paul Pickett, Catina Pickett, Jill Pickett, Jamie Pickett, Edward Pickett, Daniel Pickett, Heather Pickett, and Seth Pickett; and several great grandchildren; brother, Thomas and his wife Becky Pickett of Dallas; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Also his extended family of step-children, David Miller of Scranton, Patricia Tallada, and James Grant, both of Athens, and three step-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 26, at noon, from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville, with Rev. Thomas Davis, of the Braintrim Baptist Church officiating.
Interment will be in the Lacey St. Cemetery, in Laceyville. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.
Graveside military services will be conducted at the Lacey Stret Cemetery by the members of the Rought Hall Post #510 American Legion, the Dennis Strong Post #457 American Legion of Tunkhannock, and the Endless Mountains V.F.W
. Post #3583 of Mehoopany.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial contributions to the Rought Hall Post # 510 American Legion, 328 Old Rt. 6 Road, Laceyville, PA 18623.