Hubert C. “Chuck” Pickens

December 30, 1929 ‒ August 09, 2009

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Hubert C. “Chuck” Pickens, age 79, passed away Sunday morning August 9, 2009 in Mifflin Care Center.

Hubert was born on December 30, 1929 in Mansfield to Henry and Helen (Hottinger) Pickens and was graduated from Mansfield Senior High School in 1948.

In 1951 he entered the NAVY where he was trained as a machinist repairman. Upon his discharge from the NAVY, Hubert applied those skills while working as a machinist for Peabody Barnes for 21 years. Following retirement, Chuck worked at OfficeMax for nine years as a customer service representative.

Chuck was a 14 year member of the Fun Center Chordsmen. In his spare time he enjoyed hunting deer and was a member of the North American Hunting Club.

Hubert was a former member of the Central Methodist Church and a current member of Berean Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife Kathaleen (Hall) Pickens of Mansfield whom he married on September 13, 1980; daughter Cindy Pickens of Cincinnati, son Brian Pickens of Cincinnati, step-sons Ronald (Sharon) Mabry of Orchard Park, New York and Dennis (Carol) Mabry of Mansfield; three grandchildren Joshua and Brian Michael Mabry, and Stephanie Swain; four great grandchildren Rilley, Madison, and Reed Mabry and Elizabeth “Ellie” Swain; sister and brother-in-law Peg and Paul Ludwig of Mansfield, along with numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family.

Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife Faith Ann (Hope) Pickens, sister Marge Harvey, brothers Gene, Richard, and Warren Pickens.

The Pickens family will receive friends on Wednesday, August 12, 2009 from 11am-1pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Homes. The funeral service celebrating the life of Hubert C. “Chuck” Pickens will begin at 1pm immediately following visitation. Military Honors will be performed by the American Legion Post #535.

Memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society may be made at the funeral home.

For those unable to attend the funeral service, online condolences may be made by visiting:http://www.snyderfuneralhomes.com