September 15, 2014
Gilbert J. Pickett, 85, Hart Rd., Depauville passed away Monday evening, September 15, 2015, at Samaritan Summit Village, Watertown.
Calling hours will be at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton on Thursday, September 18, from 4 - 7PM. The funeral service will be on Friday, September 19, at 11AM at the Depauville United Methodist Church with Pastor Donald Briant officiating and burial will follow in Depauville Cemetery.
Mr. Pickett was born in Watertown on June 11, 1929, son of William and Bertha Lane Pickett and he had attended Watertown schools. On September 22, 1948 he married Frances Jean Brigham in Watertown and she died October 17, 1998. He served in the US Army from July 8, 1948 until his discharge on September 16, 1949. While serving his country, one of his assignments was Japan.
For many years Gilbert drove truck, working for Upstate Trucking, Gorrea Trucking, and lastly for Deluxe Lines. He was a member of Depauville United Methodist Church, served as an usher, and enjoyed Wednesday morning prayer group. He also enjoyed camping, fishing, square dancing, and cheating at cards.
He is survived by his four children, Gilbert J. Pickett, Jr. and wife, Sandra J., LaFargeville, William G. Pickett, Depauville, Diane L. Eckert and husband, Chris M., LaFargeville, and Maryann Jensen-Hammer, Redwood; ten grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins; and he is also survived by his friend, Elizabeth "Betty" Farr. His three brothers, Robert, Kenneth, and James Pickett, all died before him.
In lieu of flowers the family wishes contributions in Gilbert's name to either Depauville United Methodist Church, c/o Clayton United Methodist Church, 324 John St., Clayton, NY 13624 or Alzheimer's Assoc. of CNY, 441 W. Kirkpatrick St., Syracuse, NY 13204. Online family condolences may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com.