OBITUARY

Edward "Eddie" Thomas Pickens

October 20, 1955July 25, 2018
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Edward “Eddie” Thomas Pickens, age 62 passed away on Wednesday, July 25, 2018. He was born on October 20th, 1955 in Decatur, GA.

Also known as “Speedy” and “Eddie Bo,” Eddie was known for his contagious laugh and kind, gentle personality. He enjoyed classic cars, being outdoors and being on the water. He especially enjoyed boating. Eddie was a talented musician who played the guitar and piano by ear. He participated in many bands throughout his lifetime playing classic rock.

Edward Pickens is preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Margie Pickens and sister Janis Hulon. He is survived by his wife, Karen Pickens; son, Jeff Pickens; daughter, Lindsey and her husband Preston Murray; brothers, Alvin “Al” and his wife Kaye Pickens, Bob and his wife Sue Pickens; sister, Vicki and her husband Jerry McFalls; brother-in-law, Jim Hulon; and grand-fur-child, Fitzgerald Murray.

The friends and family of Eddie Pickens are invited to a wake, held from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home with a Rosary at 8:30 PM on Monday, July 30th, 2018. A Funeral Mass to honor Mr. Pickens will be held at 11:00 AM at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church on Tuesday, July 31st, 2018.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial gifts be designated to either Saint Catherine of Siena Church or Glioblastoma Research at the Mayo Clinic. More information on each cause can be found below:

• Saint Catherine of Siena of Church: Mail directly to 1618 Ben King Road Kennesaw, GA 30144 or call directly at 770-428-7139 • Mayo Clinic Department of Development: Mail directly to 200 First St SW Rochester, MN 55905 or call directly at 1-800-297-1185

Services

  • Wake Monday, July 30, 2018
  • Rosary Monday, July 30, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, July 31, 2018
REMEMBERING

Edward "Eddie" Thomas Pickens

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Harold Baldwin

July 31, 2018

We offer our condolences to Eddie's family. Harold and Donna Baldwin

Lori Cano

July 30, 2018

The weight of your loss is heavy no doubt. I pray you find solace knowing your family is being lifted up in prayer for peace and comfort during this time.
Love, Lori

Meg Norrell

July 29, 2018

Bob, Sue, and Family,

We are sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. May God provide peace and comfort to you all!

Love,
Chad, Meg, Madison and Chandler Norrell

Fred Tanner

July 29, 2018

To the Pickens Family, Kendall and I are very sad to hear of Ed's passing. Your family is in our hearts and prayers. I'll never forget our time together in our careers. Ed and I had many laughs together throughout the years. And of course, he taught me a few guitar chords.

Fred & Kendall Tanner

THOMAS grieshober

July 27, 2018

TO THE PICKENS FAMILY,

HELEN AND I ARE SADDENED BY THE PASSING OF ED. ED AND KAREN WERE GREAT NEIGHBORS FOR 20 YEARS AND WE WATCHED LINDSEY AND JEFF GROW TO ADULT HOOD FROM THEIR PARK LIKE HOME IN POWDER SPRINGS. ED TOUCHED MANY PEOPLE AND WE WERE GLAD HE CAME INTO OUR LIVES. HE WILL BE MISSED BUT THE MEMORY OF SUCH A FINE CARING MAN WILL ENDURE FOR A LONG TIME.
TOM & HELEN GRIESHOBER

Libby Dembowski Bradley

July 26, 2018

To The Pickens Family,
We were so sorry to hear about the passing of Eddie. He'll be remembered for his great smile and infectious attitude and zest for life. You will always have such cherished and beautiful memories to help keep his memory alive. May peace be with you and God grant you HIS glorious arms of comfort around you during this difficult time.
Shaun and Libby Bradley




john murphy

July 26, 2018

very saddened to hear of Ed's passing. great neighbor as our kids were growing up together. may God bless Karen, Lindsay and Jeff in you're time of sorrow. never saw Ed without a smile on his face his legacy will live on
the murphy's

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