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Allison Kent "Pick" Picklesimer, 76, of Flatwoods, peacefully passed away Friday, July 7, 2017, at his residence.
The youngest of nine children, Kent was born Sept. 11, 1940, in Volga in Johnson County, a son of the late Oakley and Mallie Hitchcock Picklesimer.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Gray, Gay, Kermit, John; and his sister, Lina.
Kent was raised in Johnson County and graduated from Flat Gap High School.
He currently was serving as a Flatwoods City Councilman and was a very active member of Plaza Community Church of the Nazarene. He served on the board of Summer Motion for many years.
Kent was a 32nd degree mason of Grand Lodge of Kentucky F&AM, Fred M. Gross Lodge 953 and Valley of Covington, Orient of Kentucky and Scottish Rite of Freemasonry.
Kent retired from Marathon Petroleum Company, Catlettsburg Refinery, as Chief of Security, after 45 years of service.
He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Louise Conley Picklesimer of Flatwoods; his son, Tim Picklesimer and wife Tammy of Paducah; his daughter, Kim Harrison and husband Howard of Ashland; two brothers, Custer (Alice) Picklesimer of Paintsville and Allen Picklesimer of Zanesville, Ohio; a sister, Helen Blair of Johnstown, Ohio; his granddaughters, Sara Beth (Steve) Stifano and Ali (Bryan) Hicks; his great-granddaughter, Sophie Hicks; and a host of extended family nieces, nephews and dear friends.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, July 10, 2017, at Plaza Community Church of the Nazarene by Rev. Paula Sergent. Burial will be in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday with masonic service at 7 p.m. at Steen Funeral Home Central Avenue Chapel and from noon to 1 p.m. Monday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, 1900 Richmond Rd., Lexington, KY 40502; or Plaza Community Church Youth Program, 784 Diederich Blvd., Ashland, KY 41101
Condolences may be sent to steenfuneralhome.com
Published on July 8, 2017
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