Charles E. Pickett Jr.

September 24, 1955April 12, 2014
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PICKETT, Charles E. Jr., age 58 of Dayton, passed away on Saturday, April 12, 2014. He was preceded in death by his mother, Lois Pickett and sister, Trudy Hamilton. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Kathy Pickett and their dog Benji; daughter, Kelli Pickett; granddaughter, Kayla Renee; father, Charles E. Pickett Sr.; brother and sister in-law, Mark and Michelle Pickett; sister, Connie Burton, and many nieces, nephews and friends. Charles retired from G.M. and was a member of Ascension Catholic Church. In his earlier years, he enjoyed drag racing at Kil-Kare, slot car racing and anything to do with Harley-Davidson. Charles was a loving husband, father and grandfather. A prayer service will be held at 9:15 a.m. on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at the TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME – BEAVERCREEK CHAPEL, 3970 Dayton-Xenia Rd. at Grange Hall Rd. with funeral services to follow at St. Henry’s Chapel in Calvary Cemetery, 1625 Calvary Ave with interment to follow in Calvary Cemetery. The family will receive relatives and friends at the funeral home from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. on Friday, April 18, 2014. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Condolences may be expressed to the family at


  • Visitation Friday, April 18, 2014
  • Prayer Service Saturday, April 19, 2014
  • Funeral Services Saturday, April 19, 2014

Charles E. Pickett Jr.

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sherri Pleasant (Leet)

April 21, 2014

I went to Hawthorne Elementary from 1st to 8th grade with him. wasn't he a great & fun guy? I remember lots of stuff about him that he did that made me smile. like that time he picked all the tulips in Mckinley Park and put them in a red wagon and went from door to door trying to sell them for a nickel apiece. lots of stuff like that. My sincerest condolences to his wife Kathy and all the family. He is with God and God is right beside you too. know that he was missed & loved by many. God bless you all, you are in my prayers.

April 18, 2014

I'm so sorry for your loss, I went to Hawthorne elementary school with him and his siblings, 5th and 6th grades, always on adventure....

Teresa Donauer Darst

April 17, 2014

Dear Kathy and Family,
My deepest sympathy for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you and your family.

The Brown Family

April 17, 2014

Your dad was a special guy whom I only got to know just recently, but even in that small amount of time he made a mark on some of my fondest memories with you and your family. Our hearts go out to you and we have been there before. He will never be forgotten and he will always be in your memories and in your heart. Prayers and love to you at this time. We love you.

Everette Horton

April 17, 2014

I'm really sorry for your loss
I hope comfort from God's word will help you to cope.

From Your Friend
Everette Horton.

jeff maggard

April 17, 2014

I had the great pleasure of being with chuck the one night at kil kare we won pro elminator. from that point on I was hooked as drag racer thanks to him.thanks to him letting me help out on his barracuda not long after that he sold the car we lost touch but it seems he went on to change and bring joy to many others. and I am glad our paths crossed so he will always be with us everytime we go racing our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Mike Fritz

April 16, 2014


My sincerest condolences to you and your family. We'll hold you in our thoughts and prayers.

Your classmate,
Mike Fritz

Robert Smith

April 16, 2014

So sorry to hear about Charles. I worked with him at GM. He was a good worker and a nice guy. My condolences!

shaun staley

April 16, 2014

there are no words that i can express on how sorry i am for your loss. He will always be watching and his spirit will continue to touch us all. Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow woary, they will walk and not be faint because one day they will be reunited with the fallen and together they will soar in heaven.

Gidget Hensley

April 16, 2014

Kelli, Kayla, & Kathy~

No words can ever express how much pain you have right now, but never forget that God is always there.

Chuck may not be there physically,but God will let you Be together by hearts and soul. My deepest sympathy for you and your family.

Much love and many blessings,