Steve Pickens, Sr.

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Steve Randall Pickens Sr., 60, of Chalk Bluff, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, March 14, 2014. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2pm, Wednesday, March 19th, at Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel, 5201 Steinbeck Bend, Waco, with Rev. James Stevens officiating. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online Guest Book at

Steve was born on January 26, 1954 in Waco to Benjamin F. and Nancy (Light) Pickens. On January 29, 1972, he married Lana Hutchins, and together they shared 42 years. Steve worked with his dad at Pickens Auto Ranch- the first “point and pull” wrecking yard. Always in the salvage business, Steve traveled throughout the country in search of the perfect junk. When not salvaging, he enjoyed going to auctions, driving through the country, and fishing- but only if the fish were biting (though many a rod ended up in the water!). He loved his family, friends, and animals, and he was always willing to help out anyone in need. He will be greatly missed.

He was preceded in death by his father.

He is survived by his wife, Lana Pickens of Chalk Bluff; mother, Nancy Pickens of Elm Mott; son, Steve Randall Pickens, Jr. of Chalk Bluff; two grandsons, Nathan Pickens of China Spring, and Kelby Sultemeier of Chalk Bluff; two granddaughters, Breanna Pickens of Chalk Bluff and Taylor Pickens of China Spring; four sisters, Brenda Berger and husband, Charlie, of Lorena, Darlene Iglehart and husband, Rick, of Chalk Bluff, Judy Pickens of Chalk Bluff, and Penny Anderson and husband, David, of China Spring; as well as many other dear family members and friends.

Born: January 26, 1954
Death: March 14, 2014

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  2. Gary & Amber Brooks

    Steve was a GOOD man ! And those are hard to find. He will be missed, but what a joyous reunion he is having. God bless the family.

  3. Raymond lucien

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family- The Lucien Family

  4. Sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers for your family.

  5. Billy R Ramsey

    I would like to extend my condolences to the entire Pickens family during this time of loss. Know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. Brenda Barak Sulak

    So Sorry for your loss. Praying for your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless!

  7. Carla and Chester Pogue

    We are so sorry for your loss. We will keep his family and all his extended family and friends in our thoughts and prayers.

  8. Tommy & Summer Robinson

    Steve was a great man and friend he will be greatly missed

  9. So sorry for your loss. May the LORD comfort you at this time.Look to him for strength.

  10. Johnnie & Janet Pickens

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Please let us know if you need anything!

  11. sorry for your loss

  12. Pam lane coston

    Such a loss my heart goes out to all the Pickens family! Your in my prayers!

  13. RW and Donna Collier

    I’m so sorry to hear about this. Steve was my cousin by marriage. Lana is my cousin. What a nice man. Steve was always willing to help me out with car problems when I was a teenager. Lana our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We are in Florida and will not be able to make the funeral. Let us know if we can be of any help.
    Love RW and Donna

  14. To all of Steve”s family,I am so sorry for your loss. Steve was a nice guy.You all are in my thoughts and prayers.May God Bless.

  15. Darlene, my heart goes out to you and you’re family over the loss of you’re brother. May you all find peace through this and remain ever strong with you’re love and beautiful memories of Steve. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  16. Rebekak Barefoot

    Prayers for your family

  17. will always remember the friendship of steve our prayers are with the family in this time of sorrow

  18. Chris Ragsdale

    Sorry to hear this, we will keep all in our prayers.

  19. So hard to believe and way too young. Steve was a great father to Lil Steve as we grew up in the Chalk Bluff/Elm Mott area. I spent many long days and nights over there as Steve Jr and I twisted wrenches on our VW Beetles. Big Steve always had info to help us or even his hands. The wrecking yards never had VW parts or the service that Steve Sr had and buying parts from him became natural and easy. This was all some 25 years back and feels like yesterday.
    May Steve run the big wrecking yard in Heaven and watch over us all in our daily lives. Prayers to the entire family and all friends during this tough time.

  20. I grew up behind the salvage yard got to know the family when I was a child.

    My prayers go out to the family. God bless you all.

  21. Tracy Hutchison Gresham

    Lana and all of the Pickens Family,
    So very sorry for the loss of Steve. I have such wonderful childhood memories of him when I was at the house with Penny. I know he will be dearly missed by all.

  22. David & Darline Higginbotham

    Lana and Pickens Family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all.

  23. Plamer & Sue Collier

    Steve will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Our prayers are with his family.

  24. Plamer & Sue Collier

    Totally unexpected. Steve was one in a million. Always helping his friends in any way he could or they needed. We are truly proud to have been his friends.
    Our thoughts go out to his family.

  25. John & Johnny Garrett

    Totally unexpected. Steve was one in a million. Always helping his friends in any way he could or they needed. We are truly proud to have been his friends.
    Our thoughts go out to his family.

  26. Brad and Toni Light

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  27. Lana and family,I so sorry for your loss.Steve was a very nice and funny guy.It is a shock that he is gone.All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.God Bless all of you.

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