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William Arthur "Shorty" Pickett, Sr.

September 17, 1931 ~ December 7, 2018 (age 87)

William Arthur "Shorty" Pickett, Sr.

September 17, 1931 – December 7, 2018

William Pickett, Sr. “Shorty” of Jasper, Tn. passed away Friday, December 7, 2018 at the age of 87.

He was a long  time  truck driver for many years until he retired. He spent the rest of his life farming  and helping  others on their farm.  He enjoyed  fishing, walking and playing with his grandchildren  that he loved so much.  He would sit on Pickett Hill and watch the cars and people he knew go by.  Everyone loved him, some called him Shorty, some called him Potleg  and  he answered to both.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Shelly Naomi Pickett: mother, Ammie Lee Pickett Beene; sons, Freddie and Eddie Pickett; brother, A.W. Pickett.

Those left to cherish his memories are his brother, George Beene; sons, William A. Pickett, Jr.(Angel)of Chattanooga, Tn., Billy Pickett, and Vincent Pickett(Stacey); daughters, Sharon Springs(Ulysses) and Donna Pickett; daughter-in-law Terry Pickett all of Jasper and a special granddaughter Megan Hutchins; grandchildren, Shamar Hester, Celeste Davis, LaVonda Pickett Glenn, LaShonda Pickett, Rodney Springs, Artelia Green, Bradley Pickett, Amanda Hutchins, Erica Phelps, Adam Springs, Billy Hurd, Megan Hutchins, Cody Pickett, Brittany Pickett,  22 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.   

Visitation will be held Tuesday, December 11, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm CST at Tate Funeral Home with the funeral service to follow at 1:00 PM CST in the chapel of the funeral home.

Interment will be at Anderson Cemetery.

Arrangements by Tate Funeral Home, LLC, Jasper, Tn. 423-942-9500


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