Charles Pickens, 81, of East Liverpool, passed away January 15, 2021.
Born in Letart, Ohio on May 23, 1939, he was the son of the late Joseph and Marvel (Wolfe) Pickens.
Charles was a retired forklift driver for Homer Laughlin China Company. He was an avid baseball player and he coached Little League. Charles was a 25year member of the East Liverpool Bowling League.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Frances (Shreves) Pickens; and his step-sons, Gary, Brady and Edward Speece.
Charles loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Surviving are his devoted daughter-in-law, Janet Speece of New Manchester; two grandsons, Gary (Joni) Speece Jr. of New Cumberland and James (Amanda) Speece of Mingo; five great-grandchildren Marek, Lane, Shana, Shala, and Kayla; seven great-grandchildren; also by several nieces and nephews; including Vic Shreves Jr.
Visitation is Thursday, January 21, 2021, from noon until time of funeral service at 2p.m., at the Nixon Funeral Home, Newell, WV, Interment will follow in Shadow Lawn Memory Gardens, Newell, WVA.