1/31/1926 ~ 9/23/2019
Floyd Dean Pickering, Our beloved hero, “Grandpa,” passed away peacefully at age 93 on September 23, 2019 in Mt. Pleasant, Utah.
The youngest of eight, Floyd was born in a pioneer home on January 31, 1926 in Centerville, Utah to Henry Fifield Pickering and Emily Delilah Sellers.
A WWII army veteran, Floyd served in Company G, 184th Infantry Regiment, stationed abroad mostly in Okinawa and South Korea.
Floyd married Rhea Farnsworth on May 24, 1948 in the Salt Lake Temple. He later graduated from LDS Business College and began his lifelong career as a CPA, spent mostly in Cedar City, Utah. Rhea, with whom he had eight children, died in 2000.
Floyd loved Western music and performed as the lead singer of his own band “Rhythm WesTones.” The band played for a year on a one-hour KSL-TV show Home Town Jubilee.
Floyd later married Cheryl Ann Stratton with whom he had three children. Later in life, he married Edith Rose Moores who brought two daughters to the family.
Floyd was proud of his 13 children, 71 grandchildren, 67 great-great grandchildren, and 1 great-great-great grandchild.
Funeral services will be held at the MLA Building, 157 N. East Ridge Road, Rocky Ridge, Utah, at 11 a.m. on Monday, September 30th, with a viewing from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Prior to burial, a graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, October 1st, at the Cedar City Cemetery. All friends and family are invited to attend. Online condolence rasmussenmortuary.com