|Birth: ||Jun. 22, 1935|
|Death: ||Apr. 29, 2009|
Eber O'Dell Pickens, Sr., husband of Mary Lavender Pickens, was born son of the late Samuel and Mabel (Donahue) Pickens.
He was an Army veteran, having entered the service in 1956 at Fort Leonardwood, Mo., and served in Korea from 1956 to 1958, returning to Fort Knox, Ky., in 1959.
He joined the Syracuse Fire Department in February, 1960, where he served as squad chief for eight to 10 years and was fire chief for approximately 30 years. He also served on the Water Board from 1970 to 1972, was appointed to town council in 1972, and served as Mayor from 1978 until 1992.
Since 1979 he served as an EMT and was a trustee at the Meigs EMS from the time it was formed. He was a member of the Mason VFW Post 9926, a proud supporter of the Syracuse Youth League, Southern Band Boosters, and served on the board of the Syracuse Community Center.
He was employed as a carpenter. He attended the Syracuse Nazarene Church and the Pomeroy Nazarene Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers Elmer L. Pickens and Donald W. Pickens and sister, Clara Smith.
Arrangements by Anderson-McDaniel Funeral Home in Pomeroy. Officiating will be Rev. Jan Lavender. Burial in Letart Falls Cemetery, where VFW Post 9926 and American Legion Post 140 will conduct military services.
Fire Department service was conducted by the Syracuse Fire Department.
Letart Falls Cemetery
Created by: SGirton
Record added: Nov 23, 2010
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