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Billy Pickens

Billy Joe Pickens

Monday, October 6th, 1930 - Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019
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Billy Joe Pickens, age 88, of Derby, loving husband, father, grandfather and retired USD 259 Principal, passed away Wednesday, January 23, 2019. No visitation. Memorial service 11 am Monday, January 28, Madison Avenue United Methodist Church, 900 E Madison Ave., Derby. Billy is preceded in death by his parents, John and Gladys Pickens and his sister, Helen Alexander Bilbrey. Survivors include his wife of 61 years "Harri" (Harolene); son, Greg Pickens (Anne), of California; daughter, LuAnn Schaaf (Jeff), of Kansas; brother, Ross Pickens, of Oklahoma; grandchildren, Ryan Pickens (Ashlyn), of Oregon; Sydney Schaaf, of Michigan, Steven Schaaf, of the District of Columbia, Chris Pickens (Jennie) of South Carolina. In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established with Hook a Kid on Golf, PO Box 324, Derby, KS 67037 and/or the Derby Public Library, 1600 E. Walnut Grove, Derby, KS 67037.

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  • Memorial Service

    Monday, January 28th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Monday, January 28th, 2019 11:00am
    Madison Avenue United Methodist Church
    900 E. Madison Ave
    Derby, Kansas 67037
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    Pastor Ed Friesen


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Posted at 12:42pm
Wherever we wander, we have great memories.
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Posted at 04:46pm
Thank you Mr. Pickens for all of your encouragement and support during my early years of teaching. I really have some great memories while at Funston! Rest in a peace, sir and blessing to your family! Lori Muckenthaler Drouhard

Harry Simpson

Posted at 03:31pm
Rest Billy, until you hear at dawn, the low, clear reveille of God. Thank you for your service to this nation.

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