Jonathan Lee Pickett, 50

Published 5:17 pm Thursday, February 28, 2013

FEBRUARY 28 – Jonathan Lee Pickett, 50, of Farmville, died Monday, February 25, 2013.

He was a graduate of Virginia Tech and Virginia Commonwealth University. He has served as Director of Planning and Community Development of Prince Edward County since 1990. Mr. Pickett also proudly served as head of emergency management services and waste management services during that time.

In his position with Prince Edward County, he oversaw the planning and zoning functions for the County. He was the Chairman of the Community Policy Management Team, which oversees services for at-risk youth and families in Prince Edward County. Mr. Pickett was also the Director of Emergency Services and worked closely with the first responders and public safety officials of the County.

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In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing, traveling, and spending time with his family. He was also an avid Hokie fan. Mr. Pickett was a faithful member of Pamplin United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Bledsoe Pickett; daughter, Taylor Pickett; daughter and son-in-law, Kate and Trey Eggleston; parents, Earl and Barbara Pickett of Pamplin; brother and sister-in-law, Todd (Diann) Pickett of Pamplin; mother-in-law, Sue Bledsoe of Blackstone; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A special thanks to Dr. John McCarty, Dr. Harold Chung, Dr. Amir Toor, and Dr. William Clark, as well as all the nurses and staff at VCU Bone Marrow Transplant Clinic and Unit.

A funeral service was conducted February 28 at Farmville United Methodist Church. Interment followed at Westview Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Pamplin United Methodist Church, 267 Church Street, Pamplin, VA 23958 or Massey Cancer Center Bone Marrow Transplant Program, 1300 East Marshall Street, P.O. Box 980157, Richmond, VA 23298.

Puckett Funeral Home, Farmville, served the family.