Leon Encie Pickett, age 76

Leon Encie Pickett, age 76, went home to be with his Jesus Thursday, January 6, 2022. He was a member of New Pleasant Gap Baptist Church since 1960, where he was a deacon and choir leader. 2nd Timothy 4:7- I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. Leon is preceeded in death by his parents, Henry and Ila Ridenour Pickett. 

Survived by, wife of 56 years, Nancy Pickett; daughter, Melaney Bunton (Scott); son, Randall Pickett (Kristi) granddaughters, Kayla Mulligan (Tyler), Makenzie Pickett, Lara Pickett, Kimmie Loveday (Johnathan), Cali Logan, Marli Logan and Mia Logan; grandsons, Ryan Roche and Charles Logan; great granddaughter, Rileigh Loveday; sisters, Beatrice Guinn, Lillie Mae Stooksbury (Roger); brother, Henry Pickett, Jr. (Janet). Several nieces and nephews and a host of other family and friends. 

Family and friends will meet on Friday, January 14, 2022 at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home at 1:15PM and go in funeral procession to Lynch-Bethel Cemetery for a 2:00PM graveside service with Rev. Jerry Walton officiating. The family asks that people attending maintain distance from the family due to COVID and please wear a mask. Pallbearers, Randall Pickett, Scott Bunton, Michael Stooksbury, Tyler Mulligan, Johnathan Loveday and Charles Logan. Honorary Pallbearer, Mark Bunton


About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:30 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, and cats Oliver, Bow and Libby.

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