John R. Pickrell, Sr.

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

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