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Raymond H. Pickard

July 15, 1962 - October 17, 2020

Raymond H. Pickard

Obituary

Raymond H. Pickard, 58, of Belvidere, IL died peacefully October 17, 2020, in Rockford, IL. He was born July 15, 1962, son to William Russell and Jean (Smith) Pickard in Hamilton, Ohio.  He lived in Detroit, MI from 2 months to 14 years old before settling down in Belvidere, IL where his parents began working at Chrysler.  He attended Belvidere High School then received his GED. He graduated in 2009 with an Associates of Science in Business from Cardinal Stritch University. Raymond worked as a volunteer for the Belvidere Police Department from 1986 to 1991. He became a police officer and EMT at Rockford Metro Center from 1997-2003 and a police officer at Kinston Police Department from 2003-2005. He was very proud of his service in the various police departments. His career was in Supply Chain Management and Inventory Control Management where he was a buyer for Swenson Spreader in Lindenwood, IL.  Raymond married his sweetheart, Monica (Stines) on April 11, 1987 at First Baptist Church in Belvidere. Raymond loved photography and often took multiple photos of the Belvidere scenery. He was an avid young fisherman and coin collector.

Raymond will be loved and dearly missed by his wife, Monica; son, Joshua Ray Pickard, age 32; mother, Jean; brother, Gregory and Marcus Pickard; aunts, Myrtle Bowlin and Ethel (Jerry) Terrell; uncle Windell ( Jan) Kerby and uncle, Tommy (Kathie) Shelton; nephews, Justin Stines and Milo Gibson, Jr.; nieces, Katie Barens  and Kirby Shelton; father and mother in-law, John and Connie Stines; and sister-in-law, Lynn (Dean) Johnson.

He is preceded in death by his father; aunt and uncle, Reba and Forest Asher; aunt, Sharon (Art) Reser; and uncle, J.W. Bowlin.

Memorial contributions in his honor and memory can be made to the ALS Association or Mayo Clinic.

To leave the family a memory, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com

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Monica, I am so very sorry for your loss. My prayers will be with you and your family, especially through the upcoming holidays. The ALS Foundation is very close to the Noble-Davis family, as a former employee was taken from us by this terrible disease and we support the Foundation every year. Blessings to you and your family. – Mary

Mary Staffrey- Noble Davis Consulting 2020-11-24T10:16:57

Monica, Josh, and family, I am so sorry to read about Ray. Just now found out. Sending many prayers for you. God bless. Diane Baird

Diane Baird 2020-11-06T09:29:47

Monica, Josh, Connie and John,
We are so sorry to learn about Ray. Our thoughts and prayers are with you!

Love, Darcee, Jeff and Cory

Darcee Hocking 2020-10-26T17:32:25

Ray worked with me when I was the Chief of Police for the Kingston Police Department. He was an outstanding officer. He was highly motivated, took his job as a service to the community and a dedicated officer. He was professional in his demeanor as a law enforcement officer and treated everyone with respect and dignity. He was well thought of by the Kingston community.

Berna Popenhagen 2020-10-21T13:10:54

The employees at Swenson Spreader are all very sorry to hear about your loss. Everyone here at Swenson enjoyed working with Ray. Ray was so very nice to work with and he had a fantastic sense of humor. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Monica, Joshua and your family.

Annette Keutzer 2020-10-21T06:16:59

You have my sympathy for your family. I know how you feel when you lose a loved one

wayne F cline 2020-10-20T20:09:42

Monica, Josh, and family, thinking of you and praying for comfort. Ray was a very sweet man, always had a smile for everyone. He will be missed. Love to all

Sandra wolf 2020-10-20T19:33:20

So sorry for your loss. It was great meeting your family through special Olympics. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

Jamie Buetsch, Lucy Nading, Heather Nading

Jamie Buetsch 2020-10-20T18:48:58

So very sorry for your loss. I enjoyed working with Ray at Farm & Fleet. He was really nice guy. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Marcia Schultz 2020-10-20T18:34:07

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