Published 12/20/2012 in ObituariesTony Pickett, 64, died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, in Garden City.
He was born Aug. 16, 1948, in Garden City, to Wayne and Marie Mitchell Pickett.
Mr. Pickett served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He also served from May 1968 to May 1970 in Germany in Intelligence Operations.
He was a corrugator operator at Inland Container.
He married Joslyn Dewey on Oct. 25, 1975, in Garden City. She survives.
Survivors include two sons, Luke Pickett of Kansas City, Mo., and Adam and wife Jessica Pickett of Arlington; a daughter, Hannah Pickett of Chicago; two brothers, Tim Pickett of Garden City and Rick Pickett of California; six sisters, Rosie Pickett of Texas, Rita Sullivan of Arizona, Colleen Cearley of Abilene, Carla Casey of California, Peggy Pickett Starr of Texas, and Kelley Coonce of Texas; two grandchildren, Kinzley and Zayne Pickett, both of Arlington; and 19 nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Jim, Danny and Mike Pickett; and a sister, Katherine "Kack" Pickett.
Services are at 3 p.m. Saturday at Garnand Funeral Home in Garden City.
Memorials are suggested to the American Lung Association, in care of the funeral home.
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I have had an ominous feeling for the past few weeks and today googled Tony's name and saw what I had hoped I would not see...Tony's obituary.We were in the Army together in Germany and traveled throughout Europe together..including Spain,The Netherlands, France and Luxembourg.We visited each other after we were discharged in 1970. He met my family in West Chester, PA. and I met his in Garden City. We talked to each other every year..and it was though 40 years ago was yesterday each time. He told me last summer he had lung cancer and was getting chemo,but he sounded upbeat as though he could have been talking about poison ivy.I asked him if he had quit smoking and unfortunately did not hear the answer I would have liked. He seemed resigned at this point that it would not make a difference and perhaps he was right. He was in good spirits and who am I to judge or make a decision for another adult?I should have realized when we did not get a Christmas card that all may not be well and there was a part of me that did not want to know. I kept calling his cellphone and got that quick busy sound, usually an indication the phone number in no longer active. A part of me has died with Tony, but a part of Tony will always live with me. Barrie Hazzard, West Chester,PA. firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by: Barrie Hazzard on 2/9/2013
Thinking of your Family!
My prayers are with you all! Tony was a great guy, we had so many great times! He will be missed!
Posted by: Monte Boultinghouse on 12/29/2012
My thoughts and Prayers are with Tony's family & loved ones. I will always remember Tony's wonderful smile. Oh how Tony loved his family! Tony will be missed and remembered! Heartfelt sympathy. R.I.P. Tony!
Posted by: Brenda Kinney Kendrick on 12/28/2012
Our deepest sympathy to Joslyn, Luke, Adam,Hannah, and the Pickett families. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Posted by: Jim Regan Family on 12/27/2012
Very sorry to learn of Tony's passing. We had some fun back in the day. He was a unique person.RIP Tony
Posted by: Curtis Burns on 12/22/2012
Our condolences to the family. Tony was a good man and it was a pleasure to know him. Rest in peace Tony
Posted by: Bill Matheson on 12/21/2012
I am sorry to hear about Tony. I will always remember what a good person he was. We had some wonderful times back in the old days. Condolences to your family.
Posted by: Sandy Speckman on 12/21/2012
We are so sad for your loss and at this time of year. Tony was a special guy and will be missed. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers and may God comfort you all during during this very difficult time.
Posted by: Shirley Sparke on 12/21/2012
Peggy and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your brother. Please know that I'm thinking of all of you during this difficult time. God bless....
Posted by: Donna Zirkel Batt on 12/21/2012
Anthony Joseph Pickett
Thoughts & prayers to all of my out-laws! May he rest in peace! He was a good man.
Posted by: Sherry Drussel on 12/20/2012
My prayers go out to the Pickett Family.
Posted by: Steve Herman on 12/20/2012
Love you and your wonderful family.
Posted by: Merrilee Miller Thomas on 12/20/2012
May he rest in peace1
Posted by: Larry and Kathleen Scheuchzer on 12/20/2012