The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

Obituaries

April 9, 2013

Randel Bartlett Pickel

Randel Bartlett Pickel died on Saturday, April 6, 2013 following a short illness. He was a recent resident of Sedgewood Commons in Falmouth, Maine.

Randel was born and raised in Palestine, Texas where he lived for many years. Following the death of his mother, Randel moved with his brother Michael to Maine. Randel spent many happy years working in the Seedlings (greenhouse) Program at the Morrison Center in Portland, Maine. A lover of music and art, he particularly enjoyed dancing, and was an avid artist who was never far from his pencils and paper. His artwork was exhibited for several years state-wide through Very Special Arts of Maine. He was a jolly, loving man, with a great memory of facts and events, who frequently surprised people with the breadth of his knowledge. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Randel was predeceased in death by his mother, Theretta (Bartlett) Pickel; and his father, Robert H. Pickel, both of Palestine, Texas.

He is survived by his brother, Robert Michael Pickel of Falmouth, Maine; and many loving family members and friends.

A memorial service will be held at Sedgewood Commons in Falmouth, Maine on Friday, April 12 at 10 a.m.

A funeral service will be held at St. Phillips Episcopal Church in Palestine, Texas on Saturday, May 4 at 10 a.m., followed by burial in the Palestine City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Randel’s name to the Morrison Center, P.O. Box 1539, Scarborough, Maine 04070-1539.

Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.net

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