King Lee "Corky" Pickens

Born: Tue., May 7, 1946
Died: Mon., Nov. 5, 2012

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Mr. King Lee "Corky" Pickens, age 66, of Wheeler, Illinois, died Monday November 5, 2012 at his home in Wheeler following several weeks of declining health.

Born May 7, 1946 in Effingham, Illinois, he was the son of Rex Austin and Wilma Jean (Corbin) Pickens. On August 14, 1966 he married Rita May (Johnson) and she survives. Mr. Pickens was a retired pipeline welder for Local 798, Tulsa, Oklahoma and was a member of the Faith Fellowship Church, Hidalgo, Illinois.

Survivors include his wife, Rita May Pickens, Wheeler, Illinois; a son and daughter-in-law, Rex Lee and Teresa Pickens, Newton, Illinois; a daughter and son-in-law, RoxAnn and Frank Dhom, Newton, Illinois; four grandchildren Caelin Cole Dhom; Raelee Dhom; Dalton Pickens and Gunner Pickens; two brothers and sisters-in-law, L.D. and Martha Pickens, Newton, Illinois; Rick and Jhonda Pickens, Newton, Illinois and several nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his parents; brothers, David Stanley Pickens and Richy Austin Pickens and a sister, Kathleen Lynn Pickens.

There will be a Memorial Service on Sunday November 11, 2012 at 3:00 pm at the Latona Church of Christ, Wheeler, Illinois with Pastor Nate Hagen and Brother Robert Dukes officiating. Interment of cremated remains in the Trexler Cemetery, rural Newton, Illinois will follow the Memorial Service. There will be no visitation.

Memorial donations may be made to Lincolnland Hospice, 1004 Healthcare Drive, Suite 202, Mattoon, Illinois 61938; or to the Latona Church of Christ Youth, 9003 North 325th Street, Wheeler, Illinois 62479.

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11/06/2012 -

Everett (JR) Thompson

Rick sorry to read of Cork's passing. Those we love don't go away, They walk beside us every day, Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear.

11/07/2012 -

Cyndi Goss

Sending our thoughts and prayers to Rex Lee, Teresa, Dalton, Gunnar, RoxAnn, Frankie, Caelin & Raelee (and all of Corky's loved ones). May god bless you with the strenght to get through the tuff days and bless you with the wonderful memories of good times to help heal your hearts. Sincerely, Cyndi Goss & Family (Bryan, Skye & Cheyenne)

11/07/2012 -

David Sparks

Rita, RoxAnn, and Rex Lee...... I'm so very sorry to hear about Corky's passing. May the power of the family and the Spirit of the Lord help you through this difficult time. God Bless! David Sparks Dallas, TX

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