Julien Carlton Picot, Jr.
Julien Carlton Picot, Jr. 94, passed away Saturday, August 29, 2020. He was born in South Norfolk, Virginia to the late Julien Carlton and Eulah D. Picot. He was predeceased by his wife of over 60 years, Sharon Jean C. Picot and his son, Chip Picot.
Julien was a 1943 graduate of Suffolk High School where he played basketball and football with many of his friends. He joined and served his country in the US Merchant Marines (1943-1946), accepted in University of Richmond thru efforts of Dr. S. Habel (West End Baptist Church) and his good friend Dr. Pinchbeck; enjoyed the rough journey along with the inspiring fellowship of Kappa Sigma’s, graduating in 1950 with a degree in Business Administration; drafted in the US Army as Pvt-E-1 upon graduation; transferred to Army Audit Agency in Atlanta, married the love of his life, Sharon, on July 18, 1953 and spend the balance of his military obligation until discharge in September 1953. Julien’s civilian career finally began in Atlanta with US Army Audit and Defense Contract Audit Agency/ Resident Auditor at Charlotte Ordnance Missile Plant (Nov. 1956-1959), Western Electric Complex (Early 19560-May 1974), Newport News Shipbuilding (June 1974-1949) and Langley Offices (1980-1984); retirement came in 1984 with self-employment as a Consultant thru December 2016.
Julien is survived his son, Dean Picot (Gina) of Greenville, NC; daughter, Renee P. Gilman (Doug) of Midlothian, VA; daughter-in-law, Tracia Howell of Chuckatuck, VA; seven grandchildren, Tara, Chelsea, Gaby, Chandler, Kristen, Jared and Sharon Marie and three great grandchildren, Jacob, Chole and Chip.
Julien loved sports, antiques, researching his ancestry and would have continued working until the day he died, if he had been able. He loved watching his westerns (no matter how many times he had seen them) and many old movies.
He touched many lives throughout his life. He and Sharon loved their family and friends, many of whom have passed on. Thank you to all his family, neighbors and friends for all the loving support throughout his life. Especially, thank you to the staff at Lake Prince Woods, who provide loving care and support for him these last years.
Due to coronavirus, the family will have a graveside service on Saturday, September 5, 2020 at Holly Lawn Cemetery at 1 PM. We request that all participants social distancing and wear face coverings. In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to the Sharon & Chip Picot Scholarship Fund at the Suffolk Art League, P.O. Box 1086 Suffolk, VA 23434. Condolences may be registered at www.RWBakerFH.com
Julien wrote, “ Thanks for the great memoires provide by my Honey, Chip, Dean Renee, Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, STC and Staff, David Darden, William Ballard, James Sharpe, Gary Smith and families.”
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