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For information about the Veterans Park contact:

Nederland Parks & Recreation Department
2301 Avenue H
Nederland, TX 77627 
Phone: 409-724-0773


For information about the Database contact:

Marion & Ed Hughes
Public Library

2712 Nederland Avenue
Nederland, TX 77627 
Phone: 409-722-1255

Database Number   499
Name   Pickens, Artie T., Jr.
Birth Date   16 April 1920
Birth Place   Leroy, McLennan Co., Texas
Death Date   14 October 1998
Death Place   Port Arthur, Jefferson Co., Texas
Cause of Death    
Place of Burial   Oak Bluff Memorial Park, Port Neches, Jefferson Co., Texas
Service Branch #1   USNR


Rank/Grade   Machinist's Mate 2nd Class (CB) (Equipment Operator)
Date of Enlistment   22 October 1943, NRS - Dallas, Texas
Date of Discharge   7 December 1945, Camp Wallace, Texas
Service Occupation    
Locations of Military Service   NCTC, Davisville, RI - CBMU 616
Service Branch #2   Army


Rank/Grade   Sergeant
Date of Enlistment   11 August 1949
Date of Discharge   16 Jan 1951
Father   Artie T. Pickens, Sr.
Mother   Ora Pickens
Spouse   Lorene Bertis
Date of Marriage    
Additional Biographical Information   Per Linda Cope (Daughter): Went to work with Fire Department, then became policeman. Went to work for LCB (Liquor Control Board) then Chief of Police in Nederland. Went to work for Central Freight Lines and Retired as a school crossing guard.
Civilian Occupation   Heavy Equipment Operator
Date Added to Database   28 July 2015
Source of Service Information   Daughter - Linda Cope and Discharge document
Oral History  



Obituary from the Midcounty Chronicle, 21 October 1998, pg. 8A