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John Edward Pickett


John Edward Pickett, 70, of Gillespie, passed away at Carlinville Area Hospital, Carlinville, on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023 at 4:38 a.m.

He was born May 31, 1952, in Litchfield, to William Pickett and Isabelle Murray Pickett.

He was a retired auto salesman.

He is survived by his children, Jaimi (Jay) Reid of Gillespie, Jennifer Pickett of Gillespie; grandchildren, Aiyanna Taylor, Davian Taylor, Paxton Reid, Jiles Lyons, Jr., Atlen Lyons, Haze Berisa; siblings, Jim (Carolyn) Pickett of Gillespie, Dan Pickett of St. Louis, MO, David (Pam) Pickett of Gillespie and former wife, Linda Pickett of Gillespie.

John was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Marianne Altevogt.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023 at Kravanya Funeral Home in Gillespie from 5 to 7 pm.  Funeral services are Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023 at 7 p.m. at Kravanya Funeral Home in Gillespie.

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Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie, is in charge of the arrangements.