Retired Judge John S. Pickett Jr. dies at home following lengthy illness

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Retired Eleventh Judicial District Judge John Samuel Pickett Jr. died at his home surrounded by family on Wednesday night, Feb. 5, 2014. He was 93-years-old and had been in poor health for several years. With his death, Sabine Parish
lost a World War II veteran, a retired 11th Judicial District Judge who sat on the bench for 18 years; a private attorney who practiced until his 90th birthday; a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, brother, cousin and family man who raised his family in the Christian belief and a well respected man in the community
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