Pershing C. Pickens, 89, of Cloverdale died Monday, March 23, 2009 at his residence.
He was born in Janesville, Wisc. on Oct 25, 1919 to the late Fay Dennis and Jessie May Childs Pickens.
Mr. Pickens was a member of Hurst-Collins Post 281, American Legion and VFW #1550, Jesse Lee Post and was retired from General Motors. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy as a bomber pilot.
He is survived by his caregivers, June and Joe VanZandt.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Marietta Pickens and his brother, Thad Pickens.
Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Whitaker Funeral Home, with visitation from 5 p.m. to the time of service. Burial will be in Emeral Grove Cemetery in Avalon, Wisc.