Lawrence A. Pickerel, age 95, passed away Wednesday evening, March 4, 2015, at the Homeview Health and Rehabilitation Center in Franklin. He was a life-long resident of Trafalgar.
Lawrence was born in Trafalgar on October 1, 1919 to his parents, the late Oro E. and Flora A. (Barnett) Pickerel. He was a 1938 graduate of Nineveh High School and went on to serve his country as a Corporal with the Squadron A 327th AAF Base Unit of the United States Army during World War II.
Lawrence worked as a mechanic throughout his life and retired in 1987 as the co-owner, along with Lowell Utterback, of the Trafalgar Garage after 42 years of service. Watching NASCAR was his favorite pastime, especially when Tony Stewart was in the lead. He enjoyed tending to the family farm, watching the History Channel, spending time with his family and caring for his dog, "Lucy."
Lawrence is survived by his loving children: Loyce Wilhelm, Nancy Ann (Bill Bowling) Pickerel and Lawrence James "Larry" (Kim) Pickerel all of Trafalgar; grandchildren: Kelley (Sherri) Morris of Greenwood, Mary Jane (Gary) Turnmire of Martinsville, Jason Lee (Kristine) Morris of Greenwood, Brian Andrew (Courtney) Pickerel of Brownsburg, Brandon (Alisha) Pickerel of Trafalgar and David (Kelli Stout) Bowling of Trafalgar; great grandchildren: Kayela, Sadie, Tarra, Carson, Emilee, Kinlee, Eli, Brooklyn, Gary D. III, Donovan and Desiree.
The Rev. Burt Brock will conduct a Celebration of Life Service at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at Meredith – Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 5:00 p.m. until service time on Wednesday at the funeral home. A military service will be conducted by the Martinsville American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars Honor Guards following the service at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Lawrence to the Johnson County Humane Society, 3827 Graham Road, Franklin, IN 46131.
Expressions of caring and kindness may be sent to the Pickerel family at www.meredith-clark.com .
Information: (812) 597-4670