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Obituaries

Obituaries

Daryl Dale Pickens Sr. 1947 - 2007 Baldwin City

Funeral services for Daryl Dale Pickens Sr., 60, Baldwin City, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home in Lawrence. Burial with military honors will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence.Mr. Pickens died Monday, Oct. 22, 2007, at Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center in Topeka.He was born Aug. 2, 1947, in Tonganoxie, the son of Alvie and Dorothy Smith Pickens. He attended Tonganoxie schools.Mr. Pickens served in the U.S. Army from 1966 to 1968 and attained the rank of sergeant. He received a Purple Heart, Silver Star and Bronze Star. He was a front-end specialist for University 66 for 13 years. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 852 in Lawrence.He married Debi Frazier in 1968. They divorced.Survivors include his companion, Charlene Winter, of the home; two sons, Daryl D. Jr., Baldwin City, and Michael J. and wife Tammy, Butler, Mo.; a daughter-in-law, Marsha Pickens, Jefferson City, Mo.; a brother, Alvin and wife Barb, Lawrence; seven grandchildren; and best friend Richard Baker, Baldwin City.Mr. Pickens was preceded in death by a son, Richard D., and a brother, Wesley.The family will receive friends from noon to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, where the family will receive them from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.The family suggests memorials to the Daryl Dale Pickens Sr. Memorial Fund, sent in care of the funeral home.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.rumsey-yost.com">www.rumsey-yost.com</a>.