OBITUARY

Eddie Pickens

December 15, 1944April 26, 2021
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Eddie Pickens, age 76, of Henderson, Nevada passed away on Monday, April 26, 2021. He was born December 15, 1944 at Methodist Hospital in Los Angeles, California, and raised in Inglewood with his two siblings: Warren and Lorie.

As a young child, Eddie was outgoing and animated; showed his creative ability in many ways. Like most kids, Eddie enjoyed the outdoors and spending time with his family and with his closest friends Bobbie Banducci, and Donnie Bennett. In his spare time he liked to explore garage sales and selling. Eddie graduated from Morningside Inglewood High School in 1963.

Following high school, Eddie pursued a career in telecommunications. He worked for AT&T as for 38 years prior to retiring in 1998.

After several years of challenging what life had to offer for him, His life would change forever. On March 22, 1974 Eddie would exchanged wedding vows with Claudia Virginia Rascoe at a private civil wedding in Las Vegas, Nevada. Together they would blend their lives and families to what would be a beginning of a new chapter in their lives. For the next 47 years, their lives would blossom and they would see their blended family grow. They shared three children, and eight grandchildren, whom would be a biggest blessing of their lives. As their family grew, so did their walks with Christ. Eddie and Claudia would be a part of Calvary Chapel in Costa Mesa California for 32 years, and Calvary Chapel in Green Valley for 15 years.

Eddie was a loving husband, father, and grandfather; whom devoted his life to his family and his faith. While he enjoyed taking trips and vacations to Hawaii, Florida, Utah, and taking Cruises; his greatest joy was the love that he shared with his wife and children; and the opportunity to witness to others by sharing his testimony as to how his relationship with Christ changed his life forever.

Eddie was preceded in death by father, Wayne Pickens; and mother, Marguerite Rhoads. Eddie is survived by his spouse, Claudia Pickens; children: Dan Pickens (Chris), Kellie Saari, and step-daughter, Jill Cormick Griffiths (Martin); and eight grandchildren: Christopher, Becky, Daniel, Courtney, Danny, Amanda, Martin, and Christian.

Visitation for Eddie will be held Wednesday, May 5, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Funeral services will begin at 11:00 AM both at Palm Boulder Highway Mortuary, 800 South Boulder Highway, Henderson, NV 89015. Eddie will be laid to rest at Palm Henderson Cemetery.

Due to COVID-19, all government restrictions will be in place, and all guests in attendance will be required to wear a mask.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.palmboulderhighway.com for the Pickens family.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, May 5, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, May 5, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, May 5, 2021

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Lorie Pickens Naegle

May 4, 2021

My dear brother Eddie, I will miss your great smile and laugh. You were so fun to be around and I loved how you could play the piano. Give Mom and Dad a hug for me. I love you!

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