Lindy Pickrell was born November 7, 1942 in Tipton, OK to Daniel Christopher and Elsa (Johnston) Pickrell. He was raised on a farm where he developed a love for animals and nature. He often told
stories of his antics on the farm and his first horse “Sweetheart”. Lindy graduated from Tipton High School and received a bachelor’s degree from Southwestern Oklahoma University. From a young age, he was an exceptional pool player, an avid golfer and loved sharing a good joke with his friends.
In 1974, he met his next sweetheart, Jamie, where they were coworkers at a restaurant called “Jamie’s.” It was the beginning of a 45-year marriage and soon their only son, Aaron Kyle, was born in 1976. As good as Lindy’s life was before that day, it was forever better. He embraced the role of “Dad” through good and challenging times. Aaron gave Lindy two treasured gifts – a daughter-in-law, Brandy and a granddaughter, Elena – the sweetest of his sweethearts. His
times with them were ones that made him happier than anything else. Lindy laughed easily and often. He had a legendary sense of humor, and would spend days formulating a good practical joke. His humor and way with people helped him excel at Industrial Battery and
Charger, where he worked in sales for 22 years and was honored several times as “Salesman of the Year”.
Lindy was a keen observer of nature, and his eye for the beauty of natural items led to beautiful art creations. After his retirement, he participated in many art shows throughout the Carolinas.
Lindy died peacefully at his home in Carrboro, NC on May 22, 2020. He is survived by his wife, Jamie, his son, Aaron, daughter-in-law, Brandy, granddaughter Elena, his sister-in-law, Lila Johnston, several
nieces and nephews, and a beloved pair of well-worn cowboy boots that he bought in Fort Worth in 1966.