Jack Pickard Sr. (6-3-19) service 6-5-19

Jack Allen Pickard Sr. departed this world af­ter a lengthy illness on Monday, June 3, at Tennova Healthcare in Clarks­ville, Tennessee.
Jack was born on Nov. 4, 1939, in Tipton County, Tennessee, to Edward Alexander “Ned” and Anna Delancey Pick­ard.
Jack grew up enjoy­ing farming in the Gilt Edge community and developed into a stellar athlete, playing football, basketball and baseball for Munford High School. Jack served in the U.S. Army and often spoke of his experiences in New Jersey and Africa. After his time in the service, Jack studied drafting and began what would become a long and successful career as a builder. He designed and built homes, churches, housing developments and the largest freshwater marina in the United States. A legacy of his work is visible across West Tennessee, especially in the communities surrounding Adamsville and Pickwick Dam. He was a devoted member of United Methodist Church and for many years enjoyed singing in the choir.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents and eldest brother Buford Nolan “Buck” Pickard.
He is survived by his wife, Pamela Fletchall Pickard; daughters, Patricia Lynn Ellis (Rick), Paige Carter Eisemann (Michael); and son Jack Pickard Jr.; as well as siblings, John Ed­ward “Buddy” Pickard (Virginia), Deanie Pickard Yarbrough (David), Brenda Kay Pickard Chunn; and a host of nieces and nephews. He leaves grand­children, Nicholas Allen Pickard, Noah Alexander Pickard and Amy Caroline Eisemann.
Service was held at McReynolds Nave & Larson Funeral Home on Wednes­day, June 5, at 3 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the national Alzheimer’s Association, Tennessee headquarters.
Condolences may be made online at NaveFu­neralHomes.com.