James Herbert 'Jack' Pickett

Friday, June 9, 2017

James Herbert "Jack" Pickett, 97, of Greencastle, passed away late Thursday evening, June 8, 2017, at Mill Pond Health Campus.

James was born in Groveland on Nov. 11, 1919, the son of Chester and Elsie (Hinkle) Pickett.

He was a graduate of Bainbridge High School.

Mr. Pickett proudly served in the United States Army during World War II. He was stationed in Africa, Italy and France.

He worked at Handy's Dairy, before working at IBM for 29 years as a manager.

He was a member of F & AM Masonic Lodge Temple 47, Eastern Star, Scottish Rite and Murat Shrine.

He was also a member of the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ.

Survivors include his wife of 76 years, Vivian M. Pickett; four nieces, Patricia "Patty" Miller, Bobbie Jo White, Sue Ford and Ann Wilhiem; and a nephew, Wally Steele.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Basil D. Pickett; and a sister Mildred Pickett.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 13 at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, Greencastle, with Pastor Alan Small officiating.

Entombment will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home from noon until time of service on Tuesday.

Memories may be shared at www.Hopkins-Rector.com.