Funeral services for Charles Keith Pickerell, Sr., 80, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, July 21, 2012, at Central Calvary Baptist Church, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mr. Pickerell went to be with his Lord at 4:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at his home.
He was born July 9, 1932, to Clifford and Erma Boyd Pickerell at the family farm in Eldon, Iowa. Mr. Pickerell was a veteran, having served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and was wounded in action several times. In 1959 he was married in Mexico to Jackie Hucks, who preceded him in death November, 1994. On July 14, 1999, he was married at Ottumwa, Iowa, to Angela V. Barnhill. Mr. Pickerell was a longtime resident of the Ottumwa, Iowa area before moving to West Plains, Missouri. He was a retired self-employed carpenter, an avid bowler and was a member of the American Legion. He will be greatly missed by his wife, children, family and friends. Mr. Pickerell was a member of Central Calvary Baptist Church for nine years.
He is survived by his wife, Angela Pickerell, of the family home; four children, Terry Pickerell, Newton, Iowa, William Pickerell, Ottumwa, Iowa, Lisa Pickerell, Davenport, Illinois and Edward Pickerell, Jefferson City, Missouri; foster son, Frank Corella; nine grandchildren, Laura Pickerell, Tiffany Pickerell, Justin and Joseph Brown, Dana and Shelby Pickerell, Katie Pickerell and Gabrielle and Olivia Pickerell; one brother, Russell Pickerell; two sisters, Darlene Isaacs and Phyllis Gideon; and several nieces and nephews.
His parents, three children, Theresa, Gary and Charles Keith Pickerell, Jr., one brother, Wayne Pickerell, one nephew, Bob Gideon, Sr. and one niece, Sherrill Bates, precede him in death.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Friday, July 20, 2012, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Oak Lawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.