PICKERAL, Jesse Norman, Jr., age 88 of Brooksville, died Saturday, November 9, 2013 at Brooksville Regional Hospital. Born in Danville, VA he came here 8 years ago from Whispering Pines, NC. Mr. Pickeral retired from law enforcement after 23 years, during which time he was a mounted police officer in Washington, D.C. and he was a WWII U.S. Navy Veteran, serving aboard the USS Reid, which was sunk in the Pacific by the Japanese. He was a breeder of Morgan Horses and attended Faith Presbyterian Church, Brooksville. Survivors include his wife of 30 years: Emma Lou; step-son: Gregory Hoover; brother & sister-in-law: Terri & Jennifer Pickeral; sisters & brothers-in-law: Annette & Royce Lee and Renee & Ronald Lewis; dear cousins: Linda Adams, Peyton Mahaffey and Frances Mahaffey. He was preceded in death by his step-daughter, Cheryl Hoover. A memorial gathering will be held 2 - 4pm, Thursday, November 14, 2013 at the Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville Chapel. Funeral services and burial will be at a later date in NJ. The family requests in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the Humane Society or
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Published in TBO.com on Nov. 12, 2013