Floyd Russell Pickett

Russell Pickett, 99, Raytown, Mo passed away June 7, 2015 at Hidden Lake Nursing Home in Raytown. A memorial service will be held 11 AM Saturday, June 20, 2015 at Northern Boulevard United Methodist Church, 1800 S. Northern Blvd., Independence, Mo 64052. A visitation will be held prior to the service at the church from 10-11 AM. Russell was born November 27, 1915 in Warrensburg, Mo. to Joseph and Frances (Laughman) Pickett.  He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 wives; Pearl R. Pickett and Trudie Pickett, 9 brothers and 2 sisters.  He is survived by his son Russell S. Pickett of Independence, Mo and daughter Fran (Jack) Curry of Raytown, Mo, a sister Ruby Pugh of Vancouver, WA, 3 granddaughters; Heather Kemery, Christine Roller and Emily Rae,  3 great-grandchildren; Megan, Amelia, and Nathan, along with numerous nieces and nephews. Russell was a proud veteran of the US Army, serving in the South Pacific during World War II, were he received a Bronze Star. He was a committed member of Northern Boulevard United Methodist Church, where he served with the United Methodist Men, and on the Board of Trustees.  In lieu of flowers the family has requested memorial contributions be made to the Northern Boulevard United Methodist Church Memorial Fund or Crossroads Hospice.


  1. Dawn Remington on June 8, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    Thinking of you in this time of sorrow. God bless.

  2. Pamela Slasor on June 8, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    The kindest dearest person. Always the same, no matter what he was going through he always thought of others first. I could never imagine a sweeter more loving uncle. He meant the world to me and I miss him already.
    Sending all our love and prayers to you Rusty and Fran.

  3. Arletta and Franklyn Williams on June 9, 2015 at 11:45 am

    Please accept our condolences during the loss of your Grandfather. May God continue to bless and keep you in His Care.

  4. Margaret on June 9, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    God bless you all in this time of remembrance. I celebrate his life with you and mourn his passing.

  5. Joyce Pierce on June 11, 2015 at 11:12 am

    He was such a kind man. I always felt welcome in Russ & Pearl’s home as a teenager. He lived a long life surrounded by those who loved him. You’ll all be in my thoughts as you say your final good-byes on Saturday. I am so grateful that families can be forever …

  6. Linda Caldwell on June 15, 2015 at 1:10 pm


    I am so sorry for your loss. Take Care of yourself.

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