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Delmar Leroy “Shorty” Pickens Sr.
Delmar Leroy “Shorty” Pickens Sr.FlagDelmar Leroy “Shorty” Pickens Sr., age 76, formerly of Prospect, died Sunday morning, February 21, 2010 at Marion Manor.  He was born August 16, 1933 in Marion to the late Hazel and Mary Emma (Holt) Pickens.

He was a veteran of the U. S. Army, serving in Korea.  He was retired from Eaton Corporation where he had been a dedicated employee for over 40 years.  He enjoyed fishing and deer hunting as well as spending time with his family.  He loved his three Pomeranian dogs, which he considered his kids.

He is survived by two sons, Harold Pickens, Machsbarg; Delmar Pickens Jr., Delaware; four daughters, Shirley Shaw, Delaware; Diane Melvin, Virginia Beach; Sandra (Steven) Adams, Richwood; Amy Lou Pickens, Marion; 16 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Harold Pickens, Erie, Pennsylvania; Dick Pickens, Morrow County; four sisters, Marilyn Burgess, Ashley; Marcella Durfey, Ashley; Ruby (Dick) Chaffin, Delaware; and Linda Landes, Marion. His first wife, Frances Pickens, Prospect has died.  He was preceded in death by his second wife, Darlene Pickens, three brothers, Kenneth, Albert, Clifford, and a grandson, Tony Shaw.

Due to unique circumstances and for the convenience of the family, Frannie's and Shorty's funerals will be held together.  Funeral services will be Friday, February 26, 2010 at 11:00 AM in the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, Prospect with Pastor Tony Hansen officiating.  Burial will follow in Marlboro Cemetery.  Friends may call on Thursday from 4 to 7 PM at the funeral home in Prospect.

Memorial gifts may be made to Heartland Hospice, 685 Delaware Ave., Marion, OH  43302.

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com.

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#1 from: Daisy Pickens Mitchell
daisym71383@gmail.com Sat, Dec 21, 2019 at 9:16 PM

I miss him so much.he was the best grandpa

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