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Henry Pickett, 70, retired from Martin Marietta after 25 years’ employment

Henry Pickett

LELAND — Henry Pickett, 70, passed away Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, at his home.

He was born Dec. 12, 1949, in Rocky Point, the son of Bill Pickett Sr. and Naomi Pickett. He spent all of his life in North Carolina, never venturing far from his hometown and family.

He retired from Martin Marietta after 25 years of good service working as a stone crusher at the Castle Hayne rock quarry.

Henry was well loved by all family and many friends he came in contact with during his life. He loved animals, especially dogs. His precious “Pootie,” a solid black Chihuahua mix, was by his side for the last 15 years of his life. Unfortunately, Pootie passed away a few months prior.

Aside from his family, Henry loved working outdoors, working in his yard, always planting flowers and tending to his property and garden. Henry also loved the holidays, especially Halloween and Christmas, as you could always tell by the great pride he took in decorating his house with lights and ornaments for the holidays.

Henry had a special relationship with his only child, his daughter, Lisa Prince, along with his only grandson, Anthony Prince, as he always had many pictures displayed at home and usually on him to show. You could tell that was always the highlight of his conversations, as his daughter, Lisa, and grandson, Anthony, meant the world to him. He was very proud of them.

Henry is survived by his daughter, Lisa Prince, and her husband, Mark Anthony Prince; and their son, his grandson, Anthony Prince. He is also survived by his brothers, “Doc” Pickett, Bill Pickett Jr., Donny Pickett and Joe Pickett; along with three sisters, Nelle-Ann Pickett, Linda Blake and Brenda Flynn.

Henry was preceded in death by his wife, Clementine Pickett; and his youngest brother, Robert Earl Pickett.

The family will receive friends for visitation from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 9, at Wilmington Funeral Chapel, 1535 S. 41st St., Wilmington. Memorial services will follow visitation at 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Share online condolences with the family at Wilmington Funeral & Cremation.

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