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.