Richard George Pickett

July 11, 1926 - September 7, 2009
Richard George Pickett

Richard G. Pickett of Winnabow, NC died September 7, 2009.

Surviving are his brother and sister-in-law John and Virginia Pickett, Jr. of Odessa, Delaware, nephews John Pickett, III, Rusty Pickett and family of Delaware, Winnie Pickett and Eric Pickett of Pennsylvania, along with many friends in the local area.

Richard was born in Camden, New Jersey on July 11, 1926.

A WWII veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, making combat landings at Guam and Iwo Jima, he was awarded two Purple Hearts for wounds received in action. He returned to civilian life in 1946, attended Temple University, then branched into business. During the Korean War, he answered the call to serve his country again by re-entering the U.S. Marine Corps. He was extremely proud of his long and honorable service.

Richard settled in Wilmington where he consecutively worked in construction, managed a service station, became a commercial fisherman, then finally worked in General Electric’s nuclear fuels department until his retirement.

During this time, he was an active member of the Moose Lodge and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

We will all miss Richard – our lives have been enriched by knowing him and calling him friend.

Online condolences may be sent to www.wilmingtonburialandcremation.com

Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, 1535 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • September 10, 2009
    Sarah Batson says:
    Mr. Pickett was a dear friend and neighbor. I will miss him. He was a proud man to have accomplished all his acheviecments in his life. He will always hold a special place in my heart. Sincerly, Sarah Batson

  • September 10, 2009
    Gary & Joan Bondurant says:
    Richard worked for us at the Charleston Station for a number of years in the early 90's. He became a very good friend and will be missed by the both of us. Our sincerest condolences to his family and his many friends.

  • September 29, 2009
    Jamie Lanouette says:
    While Uncle Richard's death leaves a large hole in our family, he remains still larger in my heart and memory. There were many things he said to me that I will always remember, and many more things I learned from him. Thanks for calling all those years ago Uncle Richard. I'll holler at you later.

  • October 21, 2009
    Cheryl says:
    Richard, we did have some good times together, feeding the "Marine Corps" rabbit and watching M*A*S*H every Wednesday night. You are definitely missed. And don't worry, I'll drive carefully.