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Clyde Earl Pickens, Jr.

December 18, 1952 — March 20, 2024

Lucerne

Clyde Earl Pickens Jr, 71, of Lucerne, Indiana, born to the late Clyde and Shirley (Spencer) Pickens December 18, 1952, passed away March 20, 2024, in Oxford, Indiana. He was a devoted husband of 18 years to Veronica and a loving father to Ryan Pickens, Elizabeth Belisle, Emily Dodson, Erica Tison, Angeleena Pickens, Daphney Pickens, and William Pickens. Clyde was also cherished by his grandchildren, Austin, Cameron, Brett, Danaira, Dakota, Devahn, Ryker, Owen, Vallen, Rhaina, several great-grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews. Also surviving are sisters, Cathy March, Becky Ruff, Stephanie Weaver, Melissa Reynoso, and brothers, Tim Pickens, Dan Pickens, Scot Pickens.

He was preceded in death by parents, sister, Lori Arzola, brother, Steve Pickens and a daughter, Amber Pickens

Clyde served in the Army for 21 years, retiring as an E 7. His military career included notable moments, such as his time in Germany. During war games he captured and hog tied his Sergeant Major to the front of his jeep. After his military career Clyde worked in the engine plant, working in EDM and IPC at SIA, retiring after 21 years. After retirement Clyde became very active in the Oxford Lions Club serving as the Membership Chair, Lion Tamer, and Zone Chair as well as serving with the AMVets, Post 102 in Fowler. He was also active in Boy Scouts of America. Clyde worked diligently bettering his community.

He was a member of the Fowler United Methodist Church and found joy in gardening, building things, and watching homesteader videos. Clyde's hobbies also included playing Sim City on his collection of tablets and cell phones.

In his free time, Clyde could often be found on his little farm, tending to his garden, planting trees and flowers feeding the chickens and rabbits, or sitting on the swing with his beloved wife, Veronica. He took pride in his family, especially in the accomplishments of his children.

Clyde always said, "God first, wife second, and my children third" and he lived it every day.

Contributions in memory of Clyde can be made to the Fowler, United Methodist Church, Oxford Lions Clubs or AMVETS Post 102.

Clyde Earl Pickens Jr will be remembered for his dedication to his family, his service to his country, and his passion for gardening and storytelling. He leaves behind a legacy of love and laughter that will be cherished by all who knew him.

Visitation will be held from 12-2pm (EST) April 2, 2024 with Funeral Service to follow at 2pm with full military honors at Oxford United Methodist Church.  A light meal hosted by the church will be held thereafter.  The family will have a private committal service.

Arrangements entrusted to Gerts, Windler & Keller Funeral Homes ~ Fowler Chapel 506 E. Main St., Fowler, IN  47944. (765) 884-0110 www.kellerfh.com

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

12:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Oxford United Methodist Church

506 E Main St, Fowler, IN 47944

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Funeral

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Oxford United Methodist Church

506 E Main St, Fowler, IN 47944

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Meal

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

2:30 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

Oxford United Methodist Church

506 E Main St, Fowler, IN 47944

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