Thursday, February 14th, 2013
Complete Obituary
Joseph Pickering
  Joseph William "Joe" Pickering, 86, Wapakoneta, died at 1:15 p.m. Feb. 12, 2013, at Lima Memorial Health System.
He was born July 27, 1926, in West Alexandria to Karl V. and Eva G. Roach Pickering, who preceded him in death. On Aug. 20, 1949, he married Joan O. Hodges, who died Feb. 7, 2000.
Surviving are two children, Patrice L. (Safwat) Zahry of Deltona, Fla., and Kurt Pickering of Doraville, Ga.; four grandchildren, Shereen J. Zahry, David J. Zahry, James J. Pickering and Jennifer L. Pickering; a great-grandson, Aiden Canale, two stepgreat-grandchildren, Robert J. (Heather) Pugh III and Lindsey N. (Tristan) Walker; siblings, Hazel J. Heinfeld of Ada, Karlene E. Speicher of Wapakoneta, Anita M. Andrew of Celina and Robert J. Pickering of Celina; and two sisters-in-law, Evelyn Pickering of Springville, Tenn., and Emily Jane Pickering of St. Marys.
He was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, Ayden O. Cartwright; brothers, Francis E., infant James R. and Ralph E. Pickering, Sr.; and brothers-in-law, Robert G. Heinfeld and Thomas C. Andrews.
He worked as a metal finisher at General Dynamics, Lima. He was a 60-year member of First English Lutheran Church and a 37-year member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Aerie 691, both of Wapakoneta.
A U.S. Army veteran, he was a member of the Prairie View Golf Club and the AMA. The loves of his life were his wife and family, playing golf and riding his motorcycle.
Funeral services are 2 p.m. Saturday at First English Lutheran Church, Wapakoneta, the Rev. Steven Nelson officiating. Burial is to follow in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Wapakoneta.
Calling is 4-8 p.m., Friday at Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, Wapakoneta, and 1-2 p.m. Saturday at the church. An Eagles memorial service will be 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the First English Lutheran Church or PGA Charities.
Condolences may be left at www.bayliffandeleyfh.com.
Additional obituaries for this date
a_d
Thursday Night
18°
Flurries
24%
Friday
30°
Snow Showers
24%
Friday Night
18°
Mostly Cloudy
2%
Saturday
29°
Mostly Cloudy
5%
Saturday Night
24°
Snow Likely
63%
Sunday
33°
Snow Likely
74%
Sunday Night
30°
Rain/Snow Likely
78%
Monday
36°
Slight Chance Snow
47%
Monday Night
25°
Mostly Cloudy
10%
Tuesday
31°
Chance Snow
30%
Tuesday Night
16°
Chance Snow
31%
3 Day
Extended
a_d
a_da_da_d