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Services for Ray Pickering will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 8, 2012, at Red Store United Pentecostal Church, Boyce, Louisiana, with Pastor Douglas Freeman, officiating. Burial will be at Camp Eight Pentecostal Cemetery, Otis, Louisiana, under the direction of Hixson Brothers, Alexandria.
Visitation will be Tuesday, August 7, 2012, at Red Store UPC, Boyce, from 4:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.
Mr. Pickering, 69, of Boyce, passed away Sunday, August 5, 2012, at Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital, Alexandria.
He was a member of Red Store United Pentecostal Church. Mr. Pickering was a beloved father, grandfather, great grandfather and the best Daddy in the whole world.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Pickering & Miriam Whatley; stepmother, Hazel Pickering; stepfather, Otis Guree; brothers, James Guree, David Pickering, Harvey Pickering; sister, Bessie Mae Guree; great grandson, Bailey Scott Davis.
Those left to cherish his memory include his son, Otis Ray Pickering; daughters, Sharon Gaspard & husband Peanut, Rhonda Gray & husband Charles, Jr., Theresa Gray & husband Randy; sisters, Ann Vance, Polly Pickering, Myrtle Pickering, Mamie Stanley, Annie Harvey, Bertie Beverly; nine grandchildren,eight great grandchildren and the beloved children's mother & good friend, Martha Pelt.
Pallbearers will be Charles Gray, Jr., Peanut Gaspard, Charles D. Gray, Justin Smith, Glen Shirley, Ricky Pelt, and Kenneth Gray.
To extend online condolences to the Pickering family, please visit us at www.hixsonbrothers.com.
Published in The Town Talk on Aug. 7, 2012