John “Jay” Marshall Pickens, 58, of Little Rock, passed away December 5, 2020.

He was born October 20, 1962 in Arkadelphia.

Mr. Pickens was a member of First United Methodist Church in Dumas. He was a farmer and rancher, and had worked for Tyson, Con-Agra and Seark Boat Company. He served in the United States Marines and United States Army.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Kathryn Kendall Pickens.

Survivors are his wife, Karen Pickens, his father, Andrew Pickens, and a son, Stephen Andrew Pickens all of Pickens, Arkansas; two brothers, Drew Pickens, Little Rock and Luke Pickens, Ignacio, Colorado; a sister, Kendall Jacobs, Little Rock; and one grandson, Elliott Drew Pickens.

No memorial scheduled; the family will hold a private memorial service at a later date.

Arrangements by Griffin Funeral Home of Dumas.