Richard James Pickett

August 13, 1951March 3, 2018

Richard James Pickett was born on August 13, 1951 and passed away on March 3, 2018 in Abilene, Texas.


  • Graveside Service Saturday, March 17, 2018

Richard James Pickett

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Mike Sumerlin

March 14, 2018

Oh Pick, my longtime friend; I miss you already.
You’ve been a constant in my life for over 50 years, and it’s difficult to imagine the world, and Abilene, without you.
I was privileged to be among your inner circle, with the few folks who understood your talent, humor, Christian devotion, and your quirks.
You were there at the Genesis of my professional musical exploration, when I was barely shaving.
Thanks for introducing me to the live performance stage. And introducing me to pranks that later made my adult spine shiver. Through our collective childhood exploits, learning to be paid musicians, I experienced the foundation of my first career.
Proud to have been your buddy for all these years. Thanks for your friendship. I know you’re already playing ragtime piano for a Heavenly choir.
The old Big S