Jerry Michael Pickering (Mike) passed away at the age of 75, on Friday, April 24th 2020 from Pneumonia at St Mark’s Hospital in la Grange, Texas.
Mike is survived by his wife Jane, his two daughters Marie and Carla, his brother Larry, and three sisters, Virginia, Teresa and Tina, also surviving are three nephews and seven nieces.
Michael was born February 27th 1945 in Paris Texas to Gordon and Juanita Pickering. He grew up as a young boy in New Orleans and later moved to Fort Worth, Texas where he graduated from Pascal High School.
He married Jane Eisenbrown in Houston Texas on August 17th 1980. They soon moved to Schulenburg where they built a home and owned and operated 2 J's machine shop. Michael had a passion for life and was known as a small boy as Dennis the menace. He grew up to become a wonderful man that was deeply loved by his family and friends. Michael’s friends and family will also remember Michael passion for hot rods and the many times they saw him racing his 1967 red Camaro at the racetrack
Due to recent health concerns, and in accordance with the CDC and local County Judge recommendations, the family has requested a private viewing. A public visitation will be held at Fayette Memorial Funeral Home in La Grange, Texas on April 29, 2020 from 3:00-6:00 PM. A graveside service will be at Freyburg Methodist Cemetery in Freyburg, Texas on Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 11:00 AM. If you would like to attend, out of respect for the family’s wishes, we request that you stay in your vehicle with the windows down.
The family suggests memorial donations to Hospice Brazos Valley, 1048 N. Jefferson La Grange, Texas 78945; Alzheimer’s Association, Capital of Texas Chapter, 3429 Executive Center Dr. Suite 110 Austin, Texas 78731; or the charity of one’s choice.