Gilbert Pickney

Gilbert Waymon Pickney

Wednesday October 12, 1938 - Tuesday September 10, 2019
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Gilbert Waymon Pickney, 80, of Walnut Ridge, Arkansas, passed away on Tuesday, September 10, 2019, at St. Bernard’s Medical Center, in Jonesboro. Gilbert was born on Wednesday, October 12, 1938, in Hoxie, Arkansas, to Ralph E. and Agnes Kildow Pickney.

Gilbert was a proud veteran of the United States Navy, and retired after more than twenty years of service to his country. He then worked as regional manager for Crown convenience stores for twenty years. Gilbert was a loving husband, father, son, brother, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, cousin, son-in-law, neighbor, co-worker, and friend. Gilbert was also a member of the Portia Church of Christ.

Gilbert is preceded in death by his wife, Ina Fears Pickney; parents, Ralph E. and Agnes Kildow Pickney; grandson, Robert Brumfield; mother-in-law, Lucille Dunlap Fears; and father-in-law, John Herman Fears.

Gilbert is survived by three daughters, Cynthia Brumfield McGough, of Walnut Ridge, Pamela Warren Snow, of Walnut Ridge, and Virginia (Leon) Goff, of Hoxie; four brothers, Delbert (Sammie) Pickney, of Walnut Ridge, Darrell (Faye) Pickney, of Hoxie, Melvin Pickney, of Walnut Ridge, and James (Cindy) Pickney, of Springdale; sister, Verma Joyce Linebaugh, of Ottumwa, Iowa; six grandchildren, Dr. Randall (Christina) Brumfield, of Boise, Idaho, Richard (Stacia) Brumfield, of Powhatan, Virginia, Sarah (Michael) Jimenez, of Gray, Louisiana, Theresa Warren, of Prairieville, Louisiana, Josh Goff, of Conway, and Rachel Goff, of Jonesboro; and ten great grandchildren, Amelia and Abigail Brumfield, of Boise, Idaho, Kyle, Bianca, and Riley Brumfield, of Powhatan, Virginia, Emma, Trey, and Matthew Jimenez, of Gray, Louisiana, and Connor and Cade Weber, of Prairieville, Louisiana.

All services will be held in the chapel of the Fears Family Funeral Home, in Pocahontas, Arkansas. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, on Saturday, September 14, 2019. Gilbert’s funeral service will begin at 2:00 pm, on Sunday, September 15, 2019; Robert Davis and Gerald Fears, officiating. Burial will immediately follow in the Lawrence Memorial Park Cemetery, in Walnut Ridge.

Carrying Gilbert to his final earthly resting place will be Dr. Randall Brumfield, Richard Brumfield, Josh Goff, Leon Goff, James Pickney, and Terry McNelly.

The family wishes to respectfully designate Rachel Goff, Delbert Pickney, Melvin Pickney, and Darrell Pickney as honorary pallbearers.

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  • Visitation

    Saturday September 14, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Saturday September 14, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Fears Family Funeral Home
    2803 Hwy 67 South
    Pocahontas, Arkansas 72455
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Sunday September 15, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Sunday September 15, 2019 2:00pm
    Fears Family Funeral Home
    2803 Hwy 67 South
    Pocahontas, Arkansas 72455
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Kathy Allred of Brookland, AR

Posted at 12:00am
My condolences on the loss of a much loved father, grandfather, and father-in-law. Prayers that you find peace knowing he’s with our father in heaven.

Dr. Linda Heard of Fayetteville

Posted at 12:00am
So sorry for the loss of this wonderful father, brother, uncle, cousin and neighbor. He was loved by many.

Curtis Emery of Springdale, AR

Posted at 12:00am
Gilbert was a good man and he will be missed greatly. I'm glad I got to know him, hear some of his wild stories and got to sample some of his good ole smoked "butt". LOL! I will miss you buddy!

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