William Pickel


1st. Lt. William B. Pickel, 30, of Enterprise, Ala., formerly of Cleveland,  passed away on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019.  

He was an active duty 1st lieutenant of the United States Army, where he was attending helicopter flight training at Fort Rucker Ala. He graduated from Middle Tennessee State University as a commissioned officer on May 5, 2017, after being enlisted as a medic for the army.

He was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents.

He is survived by his wife of 10 years, Terra Pickel; children: Taygen and Addalyn, all of Cleveland; parents, Donald Pickel and Priscilla Redman-Pickel; siblings: Christina and Christopher Pickel; and uncle, Randy Pickel.

The funeral will be held at noon on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home.

Interment will follow in the Chattanooga National Cemetery at 2 p.m. with military honors.

The family will receive friends from 9 until noon on Thursday at the funeral home.

We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Pickel family guestbook at


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