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“Dear Megan..I see it will be 3 years this month since Gary's passing.I pray you are doing well.It is amazing how fast time passes.Just wanted you to...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Candy Adams - vermilion, OH

“it was joyful time working with gary at ford sorry about your loss ron phillips ”
2 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

“Our son, Chad bailed hay a few summers while he was in high school. He also graduated with Kaitlin. Our thoughts are with his family during this...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Mark & Kelly May - OH

“To the Pickett Family. Having worked with Gary for many years we found him to be firm but fair. He always had much consideration for the workers. ...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Mike & Sharon Pohorence - OH

“To the Pickett Family having worked with Gary for many years we found him to be firm but fair. He always had much consideration for the workers. You...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Mike & Sharon Pohorence - OH

“So sorry to hear about Gary passing away. I am so glad we're we able to have a conversation this fall in Berlin Heights. My thoughts and prayers...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Lynne Kramer - Maumee, OH

“Gary, what memories! It has been my pleasure to know you for the past 57 years. A few things that come to mind: Watching you play basketball for...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Russell G. Chester, Jr. - Medina, OH

“We are sorry to hear about Jerry loosing his brother Gary, You and Kathy are in our thoughts, and prayers, our sympathy to the family, Love, Elaine...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

“When I think of G. Pickett, I think of a very giving man, one who truly put others before himself. He loved to communicate with people and, while I...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Pam Huggins - Medina, OH

“Gary was a dear friend and I will miss the long talks we had about life, Ford and God. I will miss Gary but I am relieved he is no longer suffering....Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Robert, "Duke" Peak - Vermilion, OH

11 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

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R. Gary Pickett, of New London, passed away at home on Wednesday, February 25, 2015, after a lengthly battle with cancer. He was 72.
Gary was a 1960 graduate of Western Reserve High School in Collins, where he met his future wife, Megan. After high school, he served 6 years in the Ohio National Guard.
Always a hard worker, Gary was employed by the Ford Motor Company for over 47 years. He worked his way up from the Assembly line to the position of Superintendent of the Econoline Van line at the Lorain Assembly Plant. He also served as a consultant for Ford at numerous plants including the Wayne Michigan Plant, the Oakville Canada Plant, and the Ohio Truck Plant in Louisville Kentucky.
In addition to working at Ford, Gary served as a Volunteer Fireman for the Wakeman Fire Department for 13 years and farmed over 100 acres on his farm in New London.
Gary became a horse lover after marrying Megan in 1988. He was a three term President and also held the office of Treasurer of the Golden American Saddlebred Horse Association. Gary greatly enjoyed watching his family's American Saddlebreds win in the show ring. His granddaughter Kaitlin's accomplishments, both in and out of the show ring, were an incredible source of pride for him.
He was a member of the Wakeman Eagles, the John Birch Society and a staunch supporter of the Tea Party.
Gary was a kind, generous and loving man. He loved spending time with his family and Ford friends. He especially enjoyed visits to Apple Valley Lake and his monthly lunches with his Ford buddies.
Gary is survived by his wife of 26 years, Megan (Chester); daughters Kristine (Tim) Henes of New London and Valarie (Scott) Hornyak of Wakeman. Three grandchildren, Kaitlin Klucas of Columbus, and Alex and Erica Hornyak of Wakeman.
Gary is also survived by his twin brother, Jerry (Kathy) Pickett of Wakeman, his brothers John (Wendy) Pickett of Norwalk and Kevin (Kim) Pickett of Milan; sisters Sharon Callaway of Michigan, and Brenda Wright of Norwalk, and numerous neices and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Russell and Marjorie (Billings) Pickett.
Donations may be made to the Huron County Humane Society or to a charity of the donor's choice.
Friends may call at Morman Funeral Home, 16 Cooper St, Wakeman on Sunday, March 1st from 3pm - 7pm. Pastor Shane McGrath will officiate the service at the funeral home at 11 am on Monday, March 2nd, with burial to follow at Wakeman Cemetery.