Mr. Edward Eugene (Ted) Pickett, Jr., 82, of 67 Cruver’s Trailer Park, Laceyville, PA (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, PA. on Dec. 23, 1930, 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.
He attended the Laceyville High School and later served his country in the Army Air Corps and later with the National Guard in the early 1950s during the Korean War, where he was stationed in Alaska. While in the service, Ted married the former Dora Jean Board from Indianapolis, IN. He 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, He 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, going to the horse races.
Surviving are his wife, Lois L. Miller Pickett of Laceyville, whom he married on May 5, 2001; six children, Karen and her husband, Phil Long of Indianapolis, IN, Curt and his wife, Cindy Pickett of Laceyville, George Pickett of Radcliff, KY, Bruce and his wife, Kelly Pickett of Indianapolis, IN, Scott Pickett of Indianapolis, IN and Julie Pickett of Indianapolis, IN; his grandchildren, 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; several greatgrandchildren; 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 Street Cemetery by members of the Rought-Hall Post 510 American Legion, the Dennis Strong Post 457 American Legion of Tunkhannock and the Endless Mountains VFW 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.