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Billy Pickens

1958 ~ 2024 (age 65) 65 Years Old

Billy Pickens Obituary

Billy Jeff Pickens, 65, of Slaton, passed away on Saturday, February 3, 2024.

Visitation will be 1:00-2:00 pm Friday, February 9, 2024, at Englunds Chapel followed by a Memorial Service at 2:00 pm. Arrangements are by Englunds Funeral Service of Slaton.

Billy was born on March 23, 1958, in Dallas to Weldon and Joyce Pickens. He attended school in Amarillo before moving to Lubbock briefly and then to Slaton in 1971. At a young age, he worked for Sikes Machine Shop and later worked at the T. G. & Y. warehouse. He graduated from Slaton High School in 1976. Billy married Deborah Culver on April 5, 1980, in Slaton. He went to work for Santa Fe Railroad in 1979 and left after eight years to attend South Plains College and so that he could spend more time with his family. While earning his associate degree in electronics, he started his career as a technician at Texas Instruments in Lubbock, which later became X-FAB Texas. He was there for over 20 years before leaving in 2019. Billy was a Ford enthusiast and loved restoring his classic Mustangs. He was extremely knowledgeable about Fords and put many hours into his hobby. Billy could fix almost anything. Billy passed on his sarcastic sense of humor to his daughter, and many would say he had the sharpest wit. He also loved smoking briskets and sharing them with his friends and family.

He is preceded in death by his father, and his infant son, Jonathon.

Billy is survived by his wife; his daughter, Jessica Wilson and her husband, Chad of Lubbock; his mother, Joyce Pickens of Lubbock; his sister, Betty Green of Longwood, Florida; his brothers, Toby Pickens and his wife, Leigh of Evergreen, CO., Lee Green, Jr. and his wife, Jana of Ft. Smith, AR., Rex Green of Tulsa, OK.; and twelve nieces and nephews. The family suggest memorials be made to Slaton Harvey House, P.O. Box 53 Slaton, Texas 79364.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
February 9, 2024

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Englunds Chapel

Memorial Service
Friday
February 9, 2024

2:00 PM
Englunds Chapel

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