Clayton Burke Pickens Sr., 69, of Columbia passed away on Saturday, June 22, 2019.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 27, 2019, at 2 p.m. followed by the memorial service at 3 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home with full military honors.

Clayton was born August 1, 1949, in Shreveport, Louisiana, to Lewis and Frances Pickens, who preceded him in death. He was married on November 29, 1969, in Columbia, Missouri, to Charlene Fox, who survives of the home.

Other survivors include: two children, Clayton Pickens Jr. (Tracy) and Christen Rude both of Columbia, Missouri; two sisters, Karen Sonne and Valerie Kunce; and four grandchildren, Kayla Wenzel (Alex), Jennifer Wheeler (Aaron), Clayton Pickens III and Wyatt Rude. He was also preceded in death by one sister, Frances Lee Wheaton.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Central Missouri Honor Flight, 1400 Forum Blvd, Ste 7A, Box 354, Columbia, MO 65203. Online condolences may be made to the family at

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