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Melvin Gene Pickett – September 22, 2013

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Melvin Gene Pickett, 81, of Amarillo, died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.

Graveside services will be at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, in Memorial Park Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Melvin was born April 21, 1932, in Amarillo to John and Fannie Pickett.  He was a Korean War veteran with two years of service to his country serving in the Army.  Melvin retired from Pantex in 1996.  He was a member of VFW Post 430.

Survivors include his wife, Joan Pickett, of Amarillo; a sister, Doris Lovourn of Portales, NM; a daughter, Marla Kasahchi of Chicago, IL; a son, John Pickett of Chicago; a daughter-in-law, Vicky Pickett of Chicago; and two granddaughters, Tina Mortazavi of Arizona and Shayda Kasahchi of Chicago.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, at the funeral home.

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