Guy V. Pickett "set his bucket down" on Sept. 26 at the age of 91.
He was born on Aug. 14, 1921 in Sweetwater to parents Lura and Walter Pickett. Of late, he often said he was ready to go and passed peacefully into the arms of the Lord.
He is survived by his loving wife Marie; son Guy V. Pickett Jr. and his wife Daniela of Phoenix, Ariz.; son Jack Billings of Lakehills; daughter Lura Pickett of Bryan; daughter Lorri Haase and husband Ken of Austin; daughter Valarie Crombar and husband Chris of McKinney; daughter Sue Pickett of Bandera; grandchildren Gwen Pickett, Blake Pickett, Kaitlin Pickett, Kelsey Calvin, Sara Baxter, Megan Ockander, Katie King, Tyler Copple, Emily Crombar, Guy V. Pickett III, Daniel Pickett, Cody Pickett and Kyle Pickett; along with 16 great grandchildren. He also leaves two brothers Walter Pickett and Bob Pickett; former wife and friend Theta Pickett; and multiple nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by sisters Peggy McJunkins and Mitzi Guelker; brother Wayne Pickett; and granddaughter Julie Lura Pickett.
Guy was appointed to postmaster of the Terrell Hills Post Office by President Harry Truman in 1949, where he served for 34 years. He worked as mounted security for the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo for 20 years. Following retirement from the Post Office he was appointed deputy sheriff of Bandera County and later was elected sheriff of Bandera County where he served from 1981-1988. He is a veteran of the United States Coast Guard, member of the Masonic Lodge, Alzafar Shrine Temple, Lakehills Baptist Church, American Legion Post 410 and Sheriffs Association of Texas.
Guy was a loving supportive husband, father and friend who influenced the lives of more then we will ever know. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, reading and eating watermelon. He was a devoted fan of the Texas Aggies and the Texas Rangers. When asked, "How are you?" he always responded, "Great!” He was a man of few words but those he spoke were wise, kind and often funny.
Visitation was at Grimes Funeral Chapels in Bandera on Sept. 29, with the funeral following. Graveside services were held in the Pipe Creek Cemetery.
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Arrangements were entrusted to Grimes Funeral Chapels.