John R. Pickrell, Sr., 81, passed away Sunday morning March 21, 2021, at SKLD Nursing Center, New Lexington.
He was born Aug. 21, 1939 in New Lexington. A retired employee of Lempco Industries after 50 years. Served his country in the U.S. Army, member of John Teague American Legion Post #188, New Lexington Eagles 2070 and New Lexington Elks 509.
Survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Wilma (Briggs) Pickrell; children, Johnny (Annie), Alan, Tina (Gerald) and Kim; brothers, Donnie Pickrell and Tom Sheppard; and 12 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Goldie (Flowers) Pickrell Sheppard; father, Wilbur Pickrell; stepfather, Tom Sheppard, Sr.; and brothers, Wilbur, Richard and James.
As per John’s request cremation will take place. No services will be held.
Chute-Wiley Funeral Home, 118 S Jackson St., New Lexington is in charge of arrangements.www.chutewiley.com.