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John Mark Pickering

August 16, 1965 ~ October 3, 2023 (age 58) 58 Years Old

John Pickering Obituary

Mark was born in Charleston, West Virginia to Linda Mae (nee Balser) and John Thomas Pickering on August 16, 1965. He graduated from Point Pleasant High School in Point Pleasant, West Virginia. Proud to serve his county, Mark joined the United States Air Force in 1985.  In 2003 he married his sweetheart, Nicole Wheeler, and they were stationed in Goldsboro, North Carolina. When Mark retired from the Air Force in 2005, they moved to Cincinnati, Ohio to raise their family.     

Mark was a passionate man of faith who loved the Lord and could often be found intently studying his bible and a devotional. In Mark’s spare time, he was enthusiastic about restoring his 1963 Dodge M37 Army truck. It was his pride and joy.

But more than anything, Mark was a husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend. He was deeply loved by all who knew him and he will be terribly missed. 

Mark is the beloved husband of Nicole Pickering; devoted father of Evan, Lindsey and the late Savannah Pickering; cherished son of Linda Mae and John Thomas Pickering; loving brother of Von (Charlie) Palmer and Angie (Mike) Thaxton; dear uncle of Mandy, Kris, John Ross and Jared; also survived by many great and great-great nieces and nephews. Mark was and will always be a shining light for his entire family and he is now reunited with his daughter in Heaven. 

Visitation for Mark will be held on Wednesday, October 11, 2023 from 11 am until time of funeral service at 1 pm. Mark was a member of the DAV and donations honoring his legacy may be made to the Disabled American Veterans in his name. 

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October 11, 2023

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Paul R. Young Funeral Home
7345 Hamilton Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45231

Funeral Service
October 11, 2023

1:00 PM
Paul R. Young Funeral Home
7345 Hamilton Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45231


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