David L. Pickett
David L. Pickett, 68, of Lee’s Summit departed this earth on Aug. 8, 2013.
David was born on Jan. 25, 1945 in Council Grove, Kan. He later was moved to Americus, Kan. with his sister, Maureen and parents, Gloyd and Francis Pickett. He graduated from Americus High School and joined the Navy. He served two tours of duty in Vietnam. After a lapse of several years, he joined the Navy Reserves as a Storekeeper 1. During this time he served in Desert Storm, and helped at Guatanamo Bay with the Haitian Relief effort. He served in the reserves until his health made him medically discharged after 15 ½ years of service. He worked several types of jobs before retiring from Honeywell FM&T in 2000. He had been a laborer and electronic assembler at Honeywell. He was a member of American Legion Post 21, VFW Post 5789, Vietnam Veterans of America and the NRA. He belonged to the First Baptist Church of Lee’s Summit. He was a wonderful husband, step-father, father, grandfather and great- grandfather. He loved his family and cared for them deeply.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Gloyd Pickett and Francis Harris Pickett, and grandson, Brandon Haner.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Lee Pickett of the home; step-son, Michael W. Born, (Lee’s Summit); daughter, Lauri Chapman, (Troutdale, Ore.); son, Michael Scott Pickett (Boise, Id.); sister, Maureen Coleman (Clearwater, Kan.), two grandchildren and five great- grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Aug. 12 at Langsford Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Aug. 13 at the funeral home. Burial at Floral Hills Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Lee’s Summit or to VFW Post 5789.
Online condolences may be left for the family at langsfordfuneralhome.co
(Arrangements: Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW Third St., Lee’s Summit, MO., 64063, 816-524-3700.)