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Thomas Lee Pickett

April 16, 1930 — November 12, 2018

West Terre Haute

Thomas Lee Pickett, 88 of West Terre Haute, passed away on Monday, November 12, 2018 at 9:35 AM at Harrison’s Crossing Health Campus.  He was born in Vigo County on April 16, 1930 to Mark Pickett and Mary Ellen Lavarnia Pickett.

Thomas was a veteran of the United States Army, having served in Korea.  He was a retired school teacher, and taught at Garfield, Terre Haute North, Ivy Tech, and ISU.  He was passionate about teaching and education.  He was also an avid private pilot, and was very active in the Civil Air Patrol, where he achieved the rank of Lt. Colonel.

Thomas is survived by his two children, Mark T. Pickett (Crystal), and Diane L. Heleine (Tony).  Also surviving are four grandchildren;  Aaron J. Pickett (Krystine), Anthony Heleine (Maria), Ashley Hoyos (Lucas), and Adam Heleine (Lauren), as well as a great grandson, Conor Thomas Pickett.  He also leaves behind a sister-in-law, Shirley Pickett.  He was preceded in death by his wife Elizabeth “Betty” McDaniel Pickett and a brother, Earl Pickett.

Funeral services will be held at Fitzpatrick Funeral Home, 220 North 3rd St., West Terre Haute, IN on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 11:00 AM, with Pastor Steve Moore officiating.  Burial will follow in Bethesda Memorial Park.  Visitation is scheduled for Friday, November 16, 2018 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM in the funeral home.

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