Jack Hackney Pickett

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Jack Hackney Pickett

SPENCER - Mr. Jack Hackney Pickett, 85, of Spencer, passed away Monday, May 24, 2010, at Rowan Regional Medical Center in Salisbury.

Born Jan. 2, 1925, in Spencer, he was the son of the late Joseph Hiram Pickett and Lessie Latta Pickett. He graduated from Spencer High School and attended Catawba College.

Mr. Pickett worked for Southern Railroad for 43 years as a Car Inspector/Repairman. He retired in January 1986.

He was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church of Spencer, where he served in many areas of the church, including deacon, usher, Sunday School superintendent and trustee. He also was a member of the Men's Fellowship and helped with planning meals for families during funeral times.

Mr. Pickett was preceded in death by his parents; first wife Margaret Sills Pickett; two brothers; and one sister.

Those left to cherish his memory are wife Mary Lee Coley Yarbrough Pickett, whom he married June 23, 1991; daughters Sharon Wooten (Dale) of China Grove, Jacqueline Miller (Van) of Salisbury and Beverly Van Gorder (Jim) of McDonough, Ga.; eight grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.

Service: The funeral service will be held Thursday, May 27 at Summersett Memorial Chapel at 4 p.m. with the Rev. Franklin Myers officiating. Interment will follow at Rowan Memorial Park.

Visitation: The family will speak to friends from 3-4 p.m. Thursday and following the committal service.

Memorials: May be made to First Baptist Church of Spencer, 215 Fifth St., Spencer, NC 28159.

Summersett Funeral Home is serving the Pickett family. Online condolences may be made at www.summersettfuneralhome.com
Published in Salisbury Post on May 26, 2010
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