Guy V. Pickett
Guy V. Pickett "set his bucket down" on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at the age of 91. Of late, he often said he was ready to go and passed peacefully into the arms of the Lord. He was born on August 14, 1921 in Sweetwater to parents Lura and Walter Pickett.
In 1949, President Harry Truman appointed Guy postmaster of the Terrell Hills Post Office, where he served for 34 years. He also worked as mounted security for the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo for 20 years.
Following his retirement from the United States Postal Service, Guy was appointed deputy with the Bandera County Sheriff's Office. He was elected Sheriff of Bandera County, serving from 1981-1988.
Guy was also a veteran of the United States Coast Guard and a member of the Masonic Lodge, Alzafar Shrine Temple, Lakehills Baptist Church, American Legion Post 410 and the Sheriffs Association of Texas.
A loving supportive husband, father and friend, Guy influenced the lives of more than we will ever know. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, reading and eating watermelon - and he was a devoted fan of the Texas Aggies and the Texas Rangers.
When asked, "How are you?" he always responded, "Great!" He was a man of few words but those he spoke were wise, kind and often funny.
Guy is survived by his loving wife, Marie; sons Guy V. Pickett Jr. and his wife, Daniela, of Phoenix, Arizona; and Jack Billings of Lakehills; daughters, Lura Pickett of Bryan; Lorri Haase and her husband, Ken, of Austin; Valarie Crombar and her husband, Chris, of McKinney; and Sue Pickett of Bandera; and grandchildren, Gwen Pickett, Blake Pickett, Kaitlin Pickett, Kelsey Calvin, Sara Baxter, Megan Ockander, Katie King, Tyler Copple, Emily Crombar, Guy V. Pickett III, Daniel Pickett, Cody Pickett and Kyle Pickett, along with 16 great-grandchildren.
He also leaves two surviving brothers, Walter Pickett and Bob Pickett; former wife and friend, Theta Pickett; and multiple nieces and nephews.
Guy was predeceased by his sisters, Peggy McJunkins and Mitzi Guelker; brother Wayne Pickett; and granddaughter Julie Lura Pickett.
Visitation was held at Grimes Funeral Chapels in Bandera on Saturday, Sept. 29, with graveside services following at Pipe Creek Cemetery.
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Arrangements were entrusted to Grimes Funeral Chapels.