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On Wednesday I said “See ya later” for the last time to my Dad. I loved him. He was a quirky, remarkable man in plain clothes. He was a gift from God to me and our family. In my sadness I stand on the One Sure Foundation. All is well.



“Lord, You are my portion and my cup of blessing; You hold my future. The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance. I will praise the Lord who counsels me — even at night my conscience instructs me. I keep the Lord in mind always. Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad and my spirit rejoices; my body also rests securely. For You will not abandon me to Sheol; You will not allow Your Faithful One to see decay. You reveal the path of life to me; in Your presence is abundant joy; in Your right hand are eternal pleasures.”

‭‭Psalms‬ ‭16:5-11‬ ‭HCSB‬‬


Dad’s Obituary -

Paul W. Pickrell, age 90, passed away peacefully, April 20, 2022. He was surrounded by his loving daughters, Susan DeTombe and Tracy Bond. Raised in Louisa, Kentucky, he received mathematics, chemistry, and physics bachelor’s degrees from Eastern Kentucky University. Paul was a physicist for 34 years, 50 weeks at K-25. He was skilled at x-ray diffraction, electron microscopy, laser physics, and analytical chemistry. He was particularly proud of his intelligence and counter-intelligence work in the C&D Building on behalf of the United States of America. He loved tennis. Paul was preceded in death by wife, Theresa Pickrell; parents, Vergie & Oscar Pickrell; and sisters, Laura Beverly and Janice Norman. Survivors include children, Scott Pickrell and wife, Donna, Susan Elizabeth Pickrell DeTombe and husband, Chris, Tracy Bond and husband, Nelson, and Mark Pickrell and wife, MaryEllen; grandchildren, Lauren, Garrett, Luke, Eric, Erin, Kathryn, Shannon, and Sara; great grandchildren, Gideon, Cornelia Sky, Titus, and Jack; step grandchildren, Lauren, Dawson, Leah, Jack, and Nathan; and step great grandchild, Emery.


See ya later, Dad. Tu me manques.

-Susan (of the Brown Eyes)

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