Gregg Owen Pickens

December 8, 1980 ~ July 30, 2010

Gregg Owen Pickens, 29, of Lake Charles, LA died Friday, July 30, 2010 in his residence following a brief illness.

Gregg was born in Monroe, LA, raised in Start, LA and lived most of his adult life in the Lake Charles area. He was a graduate of Sulphur High School. Gregg enjoyed fishing and bowling. He especially loved singing Karaoke, as he was very talented and often had his own fan club following. He will be most remembered for his famous "In Living Color" impressions and as just being "funny".

He leaves to honor his memory, his parents, C. Gregg and Angie G. Pickens of Kinder; two sisters, Melissa Anne Pickens of Lake Charles and Stephanie P. Dubard and husband Danny of Moss Bluff; one niece, Raegan Cole of Lake Charles; paternal grandmother, Kathleen G. Pickens of Monroe, LA; maternal grandparents, Walter O. Garner and wife Nell of Start, LA and Shirley N. Wall of Rayville, LA and many friends.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Charles Gregg Pickens, Jr. and his paternal grandfather, Charles L. Pickens Jr.

Funeral services will be at 12:00 PM Monday, August 2, 2010 in the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Weldon Bares will officiate. Visitation Sunday will be from 10:00 AM until 9:00 PM and will continue Monday from 8:00 AM until the time of service in the Johnson Funeral Home. Visitation at Brown Holley Funeral Home in Rayville, LA Monday will be from 7:00 PM until 9:30 PM. Graveside Interment services will be at 10:00 AM Tuesday, August 3, 2010 in Start Cemetery in Start, LA.

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  1. Angie and Gregg, My heart goes out to all of you. I can't imagine what you are going through and I pray for God to Bless you and give you strength though this time. We will always remember Gregg's smile and his easy going ways. Vicky and Paul Richard

  2. Angie Gregg:I am heartbroken to hear of Gregg's untimely passing. All of you are in my prayers as you go through this tragedy.With much love,Anita Watts Wing

  3. Dear Angie and Gregg,Lynda and I were so sorry to hear of the loss of your son Gregg. We will be praying for your family during this tough time of loss for you.I know we have not crossed paths in many years but I think of you often. Gregg, the years we had together back in the 80s at Monroe Engineering were a good time in our lives.Remembering the memories of your son will keep you strong in his loss.Give me a call sometime and we will catch up on things.Prayers and Best Regards,Doug SteedWPS INDUSTRIES, INC.228 Industrial StreetWest Monroe, Louisiana 71273Office Main 318-812-2800Office Direct 318-812-2816Mobile 318-243-3574E-Mail –

  4. Greg and Angie, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Greg O grew up to be a handsome young man. I have a son Jason that is the same age and I can't imagine how I would feel if I had to give him up at this age. We are suppose to go before our children. God had a special place for him. You and Angie are in my prayers today and in the days to come. God and your faith will get you through this time of sorrow. I will see you on Monday and if there is anything I can do for you while you are here please let me know. Love you and your family.

  5. Greg and Angie,What shocking and heart-breaking news..We are so sorry and no words can ease your pain or heal your heart right now, but just know that we are praying for comfort and peace during this terrible time. His precious smile will always be with us! Please know that we are here if you need anything!

  6. Greg Angie: I don't have the words to stop the pain but my prayers will be with both of you. Greg I still think of us playing ping pong in your driveway on Spencer. You have always been a good person a friend. Brod

  7. Gregg and Angie, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your son Gregg. God's plans are not always easy to accept or understand but for sure He will see you through this.

  8. Gregg and Angie,I cannot imagine your grief losing a second child. My prayers are with you and your family in this time of loss. God surely needed Gregg for a special purpose, perhaps for his beautiful voice. I am sure that God will be with you during this time of grief. Try to be strong as I know you both are.

  9. Gregg and Angie: I am so sorry for your loss. I think of you all often. I pray that the good Lord will give you strength and comfort during this difficult time. My prayers are with you all.

  10. Jared,Stephen,and I would to wish ya,ll our deepest condolences.We all were lucky to have known Gregg. His birthday was the same day as Steve's.We will never forget his smile.

  11. To Gregg's Family…As a fellow Isle of Capri poker dealer, I sincerely offer my heartfelt condolences to the family of Gregg. He will be greatly missed. Our prayers are with the entire family at this most difficult time.Russell Jeanette Aguillard

  12. To the family of Greggo,I was so sorry to hear about Greggo. I was his jr. high Phys. Ed. teacher at Start. I will always remember that little boy with the BIG smile who was so willing to help. You all are in my prayers.

  13. When all is done and day's move on we should still remember our friends that were among us on this most odd trip. Even though you are gone Gregg I still feel your presence and your light will forever shine as a beacon of hope for all who need to learn from your passing.Life is short Life is Long but before you know it , it can all be gone.My prayers are still with your family……..Steve

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