Samuel L. Pickren, Sr., 84, of Folkston, GA passed away at his residence Friday, March 17 following a lengthy illness. HE was born April 1, 1932 to the late Verne Pickren, Sr. and Marion Mills Evans. He was a veteran of the US Air force. Mr. Pickren owned and operated many businesses in Charlton and surrounding counties, including Folkston Coca-Cola, Western Auto in St. Marys and Sam Pickren Heating and Air. He was a member of Grace Chapel Baptist Church.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife: Frances Raulerson Pickren; a granddaughter: Jennifer; a great granddaughter: Cassie and a sister: Marion Bell.
Mr. Pickren was survived by his 3-children: Samuel L. (Daphne) Pickren, Jr., Cathy L. Clark, & Gina M. (Robert) Paulk; 1-sister: Jean (Kenneth) Harrison; Half-siblings: Verne Jr., Marcia, Cara Lisa and Porter; 11-Grandchildren: Tammi, Krista, Dana, Joe, Anna, Kerri, Paul, Katie, Justin, Jacob & Calli and 18-Great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at 105 Mill Street, Folkston, GA beginning at 6:00 PM Saturday, March 18.
A graveside service will be held Sunday, March 19 at 3:00 PM in Pineview Cemetery with Rev. Jessie Pickett officiating.
Condolences may be expressed by signing the guest registry at www.shepardfh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Shepard-Roberson Funeral Home in Folkston, GA.
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