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Warren W. Pickens

October 2, 1923 — April 27, 2013

Services for Warren W. Pickens Jr., 89, of Canadian, TX will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at the Church of Christ with Gary Jahnel, officiating and Jerry Smith, assisting. Graveside services will be Friday, May 3, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Resthaven Memorial Park Cemetery in Lubbock, TX under the direction of Hughs Funeral Home of Canadian, TX. Warren passed peacefully in his home Saturday, April 27, 2013 in Canadian, TX. Warren was born October 2, 1923 in Spur, TX to the late Mr. W.W. Pickens Sr. and Mrs. Fannie (Simpson) Pickens. He was a 1943 graduate of Spur High School. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving in World War II. While serving in the Army he received various medals including the Bronze Star. He went on to attend Abilene Christian University and was a 1950 graduate of Texas Tech University with a degree in agriculture. Warren married Nettie Jean Shearer on June 4, 1950 in Lubbock, TX. She preceded him in death on August 27, 2010. Warren began his career with the Texas A&M Extension Service as an agent in training at Hill County, then as an assistant county agent in Brown County. In 1953 they moved to Canadian where he served as Hemphill county extension agent until his retirement in 1986. Warren was committed to his work in agriculture and 4-H. He was a member of the Church of Christ. Most of all he loved his wife of 60 years and his family. Warren and Nettie had five children, two of them, Gene and Joanie, has preceded him in death. Two brothers and four sisters also preceded him in death. He is survived by his son, Bruce Pickens and wife Jean of Elk City, OK; his daughters, Brenda Cryer and husband Chuck of Pampa, TX; Mary Angell and husband Bruce of Slaton, TX; his daughter-in-law, Gayla Pickens of Pampa, TX; three sisters, Ruby Moore of Ft. Worth, TX; Ann Tow of Amarillo, TX; Jane Cowan of Garden Dale, TX; his sister-in-law, Carolyn Stanton of Houston, TX; his grandchildren, Galen Pickens, Kacy Oliver and husband Aaron, Bruce Pickens Jr., Jennifer Pickens, Roy and Sarah Angell, John and Chris Cryer and his great-grandson, Cameron Oliver. The family suggests memorials to the Hemphill County Library, 500 Main St., Canadian, TX 79014.
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