Berry Highland South

9010 Simpson RD, Knoxville, TN


Mr. Curtis Pickens

April 6, 1933May 28, 2020

Curtis Leon Pickens, 87, of South Knoxville, passed away Thursday, May 28, 2020 at home with his family by his side. He is survived by his loving wife Shelvie; two step-daughters Gail Kennedy and Cathy (Paul) Becker; special cousin Cartha Hammock; two sisters, Jerry (John) Day and Dana (Kyle) Weaver; several nieces and nephews; and other extended family and friends. Curt was preceded in death by his parents, James "Tom" and Kate Nelson Pickens; brother Bud Pickens; sister Jean Lowe and his first wife, Ruth. Curt was a decorated Navy man who loved his country. He received a Commendation Ribbon with medal pendant and Combat Distinguishing Device United Nations Service Medal, and Korean Service Medal (4-Star). Military Honors & Graveside Service will be held on Tuesday, June 2nd at 11:00am at Berry Highland South Cemetery, with Pastor Byron Chambers officiating. Open calling hours will be observed on Sunday, May 31st from 12-4pm at Berry Highland South Funeral Home, 9010 E Simpson Rd, as well as on Monday, June 1st from 8:30am-4:30pm. Gail and Shelvie were lucky enough to have had him in their family for the last two years. He will always remain in our hearts. We adored him and he knew how much he was loved. Curt will never be forgotten.


  • Open Calling Hours

    Sunday, May 31, 2020

  • Open Calling Hours

    Monday, June 1, 2020

  • Military Honors & Graveside Service

    Tuesday, June 2, 2020


Mr. Curtis Pickens

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Cathy Stanfill Rauhuff

May 30, 2020

Dear Family,
We are so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you during this sad time and in the days ahead. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Essie Stanfill and Family