Thomas M. Pickett

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Thomas M. Pickett, 78, of Columbia Station, Ohio, Wednesday, May 4, 2011 in the Sheridan V. A. Medical Center.

Mr. Pickett was born January 17, 1933 in Butler, Pennsylvania along with his twin brother, William Pickett to Everton and Ruth (Hepler) Pickett. He grew up and attended schools in the Butler School system and was a valued player on the Butler High School football team. He graduated in 1951. He then went on to Pitt University of Pittsburgh, PA to study sociology.

Mr. Pickett joined the U. S. Army and served from March, 1953 through March, 1955.

He married Mary Kathryn Mohn of Butler, PA September 14, 1957. Mr. Pickett worked as an Industrial Engineer for the Ford Motor Company, Brookpark, Ohio from 1958 to 1988.

Mr. Pickett enjoyed fishing and hunting, and taught a hunter’s safety course for many years in Lorain County, Ohio. After retirement from Ford Motor he spent his summers at East Harbor Marina in Ohio where he enjoyed fishing on Lake Erie.

He was a member of the Lorain County Sheriff’s Auxiliary, the Columbia Station VFW Post 9340, the Columbia Game Club, and the Al Koran Shriners.

Mr. Pickett was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Kathryn.

He is survived by three daughters, Elizabeth (Pickett) Karkoff, of North Ridgeville, Ohio, Linda (Pickett) and Steve Ryan, of Park City, Utah, and Susan (Pickett) and Mike Hoy, of Sheridan, WY; five grandchildren, Kyle, Laurie, and Brian Karkoff, Jarett Hoy, and Emerson Ryan; two great grandchildren, Briella and Kaylah Karkoff; and one brother, William and Eileen Pickett, of Bedford, VA.

A gathering of family and friends will be held later this summer in Ohio to celebrate his life. Arrangements are with Champion Ferries Funeral Home.

Memorials in memory of Mr. Pickett may be made to the Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter, 84 East Ridge Road, Sheridan, WY, 82801 or the Sheridan Senior Center, 201 Smith Street, Sheridan, WY, 82801.