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Gilbert J. Pickett

September 15, 2014

Gilbert J. PickettGilbert J. Pickett, 85, Hart Rd., Depauville passed away Monday evening, September 15, 2015, at Samaritan Summit Village, Watertown.

Calling hours will be at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton on Thursday, September 18, from 4 - 7PM. The funeral service will be on Friday, September 19, at 11AM at the Depauville United Methodist Church with Pastor Donald Briant officiating and burial will follow in Depauville Cemetery.

Mr. Pickett was born in Watertown on June 11, 1929, son of William and Bertha Lane Pickett and he had attended Watertown schools. On September 22, 1948 he married Frances Jean Brigham in Watertown and she died October 17, 1998. He served in the US Army from July 8, 1948 until his discharge on September 16, 1949. While serving his country, one of his assignments was Japan.

For many years Gilbert drove truck, working for Upstate Trucking, Gorrea Trucking, and lastly for Deluxe Lines. He was a member of Depauville United Methodist Church, served as an usher, and enjoyed Wednesday morning prayer group. He also enjoyed camping, fishing, square dancing, and cheating at cards.

He is survived by his four children, Gilbert J. Pickett, Jr. and wife, Sandra J., LaFargeville, William G. Pickett, Depauville, Diane L. Eckert and husband, Chris M., LaFargeville, and Maryann Jensen-Hammer, Redwood; ten grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins; and he is also survived by his friend, Elizabeth "Betty" Farr. His three brothers, Robert, Kenneth, and James Pickett, all died before him.

In lieu of flowers the family wishes contributions in Gilbert's name to either Depauville United Methodist Church, c/o Clayton United Methodist Church, 324 John St., Clayton, NY 13624 or Alzheimer's Assoc. of CNY, 441 W. Kirkpatrick St., Syracuse, NY 13204. Online family condolences may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com.

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#5 Kate Dickson Johnson 2014-09-19 10:16
Bill and family, Deepest sympathy to you and all your family on the loss of your beloved father. He raised a good family.
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#4 Pat Borello 2014-09-18 12:15
I remember when along with my Dad we use to go smelt fishing in Dexter..Our sympathy goes out to all the family
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#3 cheryl laquay 2014-09-17 18:50
my heart and prayers are with all of you. GOD BLESS
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#2 Pat Blackford 2014-09-17 18:26
sad to hear the loss of your Dad. Thinking of you
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#1 Jayme Spearnock 2014-09-16 20:47
Dear Gib, Bill, Diane and Maryanne, and families,
So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you at this most difficult time.
Sincerely, Bruce and Jayme
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