Earl R. Pickering, Sr., 77, of Vidor died Friday, March 15, at Harbor Hospital in Beaumont. Earl was a native of Mystic, La., and was a longtime resident of Vidor. Earl was a retired welder/mechanic for Dupont in Beaumont and was an avid woodworker. He was a member of Eastgate United Pentecostal Church in Vidor.

Funeral services will begin at 10:00 am Monday, March 18, at Eastgate United Pentecostal Church, with burial to follow at Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor.

A gathering for family and friends will begin at 5:00 pm Sunday, March 17, at Eastgate United Pentecostal Church.

Earl is survived by his wife Louise Boggie Pickering, sons Ronnie Pickering Jr and his wife Deborah of Lumberton, Mike Pickering and his wife Elaine of Vidor, Terry Pickering and his wife Phyllis of Lumberton; brothers Alvin Pickering of Kirbyville, and Jim Pickering of Vidor; grandchildren Aaron Pickering and his wife Shelley, Amber Chandler and her husband Delbert, Kristopher Pickering and his wife Regina, Deanna Pickering, Josh Pickering and Shelbi Pickering; great-grandchildren Landry Pickering, Londyn Pickering, Lily Chandler, Luke Chandler and Kaden Pickering.