Burlington Hawk-Eye January 28 ,2003
Richard D. Pickard, 66, of Mount Pleasant, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2003, at the Henry County Health Center.
Born Oct. 3, 1936, on a farm in rural Mount Pleasant, he was the sonof Evans Dewey and Dorothea Hoyer Pickard. On June 14, 1964, he married Louise Syfert at the Salem Friends Church. She died Feb. 10, 1997.
He attended country schools and then graduated from Mount Pleasant High School in 1955.
Mr. Pickard was a lifelong farmer and drove a school bus for the Mount Pleasant School District for over 40 years. After his retirement, he moved into town in 1999.
He was a member of the Salem Friends Church and served on the Board of Trustees and Stewardship Committees. He was also a member of the Church of the Nazarene. He drove a bus for the Old Threshers Reunions for over 25 years. He enjoyed spending time visiting with friends at the Hardee's Coffee Club.
Survivors include one son, Kevin Pickard of Mount Pleasant; one daughter, Tina Bricker of Mount Pleasant; four sisters, Marguerite Pefferman of Wayland, Dorothy Payne of Mount Pleasant, Willadean Logan of Greenfield, Mo., and Helen Weeden of Corryton, Tenn.; and two grandsons.
Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will begin at noon Wednesday at the Olson-Powell Memorial Chapel in Mount Pleasant, where the family will receive friends from6 to 8 p.m.
The funeral for Mr. Pickard will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Olson-Powell Memorial Chapel with the Revs. Tom Palmer and Ken Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Salem East Cemetery.
A memorial has been established for the Salem Friends Church.
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