Gary Dean Picker, age 79, of Belle passed away Friday, November 12, 2021, at University Hospital in Columbia.
Gary was born February 28, 1942, in Belle, a son to the late Orville and Reva (Hartley) Picker.
On July 1, 1961, Gary was united in marriage to Judy Woolley.
Gary was a 1961 graduate of Belle High School and received his degree for Linotype in Columbia, Missouri.
Gary worked as a Linotype Operator in Panhandle, Texas, Washington Missouri and El Cajon, California.
As a career move, he became a Ship Corrosion Control Supervisor for San Diego Marine, RCC Engineering and West Coast Coatings.
In 1990, Gary and family returned to Belle where he owned the “Cork-n-Bottle” and worked for Laborer’s Union #662 until his retirement.
Gary enjoyed spending time with his family, playing pool and fishing.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sons, Monte and Marte, and spouses Judy and Bart, and one granddaughter, Erin.
He is preceded in death by one son Micah.