Lyle “Tiger” Pickett


September 7, 1927 – May 28, 2013


4 pickett obit DSCN9712    Lyle Pickett, after a very long struggle with his health, has left this world for his next great adventure. He was affectionately known to many as “Tiger”.

Born in 1927 to Joe and Martha Pickett, Lyle grew up in Los Angeles where he met the love of his life, Edie. They married in 1946.

Pickett served in the Army during the Korean War where he was also stationed in Japan. The couple lived in Hawthorne and Whittier where they raised three sons. For many years Lyle worked for the Herald Examiner as a pressman printing the Sunday edition Parade magazine.

In the early 1970s, Pickett and his wife moved to Laguna Beach. They managed and maintained several rental properties, which kept them both very busy. He was devoted to his family and his church. He loved life, golfing, cooking, music, baking bread, travel and sharing a laugh.

Pickett is survived by his wife , Edie, and three sons, their wives as well as six grandchildren. He also leaves behind many other relatives. Loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend …..Tiger will be missed by all whose life he touched.

A Celebration of Life service is scheduled for Friday, July 20 at 11 a.m. at the Grace Brethren Church, 6704 Milton Ave., in Whittier.

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