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Charles Emery Pickering, age 74, passed away Sunday, September 27, 2020 at his home in Mount Ayr, IA surrounded by his family.
Charles was born October 1, 1945 at the family home in Worth, MO. He was the son of the late Emery Carol and Ethel Lucille (Holmes) Pickering.
Charles attended rural elementary school in Worth and Sheridan. He was a 1963 graduate of Grant City High School, Grant City, MO. After high school Charles joined the United States Military.
An Army veteran, Charles served with the 129th Field Artillery Regiment.
Charles was united in marriage to Linda Pittsenbarger on June 5, 1993 at the Church of Christ in Worth, MO. They enjoyed twenty-seven years of married life together.
A rancher, Charles loved all aspects of farming both livestock and agriculture. He also had been a bulldozer operator working construction.
Charles was a member of the Worth Church of Christ, where he served as a Sunday School Teacher. When his health allowed him to be active, he enjoyed various community gatherings such as the Chuck Wagon Club, Saddle Club, 4-H Horsemanship and the July Coyote and Hound Hunters Association.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Gary and Boyd Pickering.
His survivors include; wife, Linda of the home, Mount Ayr, one daughter, Angie (Ted) LeMay, Russellville, AL, four sons, Donnie Pickering, Grant City, Todd (Crystal) Pickering, Wakefield, KS, Dustin (Courtney) Wiley. Grant City, Derick (Jolynda) Wiley, Lathrop, MO, 14 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, a brother, Carol Pickering, Grant City, nieces, nephews and a host of other friends and loved ones.
Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m., Thursday, October 1, 2020 at the Andrews-Hann Funeral Home, Grant City, where the family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Wednesday,
September 30, 2020. Burial will be in the Grandview Cemetery, Albany, MO. Military honors will be provided by the Worth County Memorial VFW Post #3123.
Memorials are to Worth Church of Christ or Worth County Senior Citizen Center.
Social distancing will be observed for both services. Face mask are recommended by those attending. The funeral service will be live-streamed on the Andrews-Hann Facebook page.

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