Finger, TN: Max Ray Pickett, age 84, passed away September 15, 2023, at Hardin Medical Center Skilled Nursing and Rehab in Savannah, TN.
He was born in Chester County, TN April 3, 1939, son of the late Willie T. and Clara Luttrell Pickett. He attended schools in McNairy County.
As a young man he worked as a farmer and at a sawmill then worked in Memphis for a time.
He married Alma Jean Cates on September 24, 1960, and they made their home in Memphis for a time before moving to Finger, TN.
Max enjoyed restoring old tractors and talking on his CB radio, (his handle was “Gold Finger”).
He is survived by his wife, Alma Jean Pickett; sons, Doug Pickett (Angie) of Adamsville and Mike Pickett (fiancée Kathy Stojanoric) of Bartlett; brothers, Detroyce Pickett, W.C. Pickett, and Ralph Pickett all of Henderson, and Terry Pickett of Beech Bluff; sisters, Lois Pickett and Martha Pickett both of Beech Bluff; two grandchildren, Tanya Wadkins (Jon) and Jason Pickett (fiancée Anna Davis); and six great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Troy Pickett and David Bryce Pickett; and sisters, Mary Jo Bush, Dorothy Cicotte, and Wilma Morris.
Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Tuesday September 19, 2023, at Shackelford Funeral Directors Crook Avenue Chapel with Bro. John Carter officiating. Burial will follow at Sweetlips Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at Crook Avenue on Tuesday from 12:00 noon to 2:00 PM service time.
Shackelford Funeral Directors