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Bradley Scott Pickard, 1973 - 2023
Adventure seeker & loving father
November 10, 2023

Obituary and life story submitted by the family.

radley Scott Pickard, age 50, of Oriental, passed away on Sunday, November 5, 2023.

Scott was born June 4, 1973.
Bradley Scott Pickard.
His passions in life included airplanes, sailboats, and Corvettes.

He worked his way through aviation training to live his dream of being a professional pilot and later in life, a flight instructor, and Director of Pilot Training.

In addition to his love of aviation, Scott loved being on the water with the wind filling the sails of the variety of sailboats that he enjoyed over the years, or driving his Corvette with his favorite music on the radio.

Whether flying, sailing, or driving, Scott loved an adventure.

Bradley Scott Pickard
Scott loved flying.

Most of all, though, Scott loved his family and he lived for them, every minute of every day. His favorite role in life was being a father to his two exceptional children – son, William (Will) and daughter, Patricia (Patti). They were the lights and the peace of his life.

Scott at the helm, with his son Will and daughter Patti.

In addition to his adored children, Scott leaves behind his loving wife, Laura Bowen Pickard. Together, Scott and Laura created a home of joy and one of love.

Bradley Scott Pickard
Scott and Laura Pickard.

Their extended family includes many cherished siblings, siblings-in-law, nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, and parents-in-law. Scott also leaves behind a circle of trusted and treasured friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his grandparents, his brother and his late wife, Stacy. Laura, Patti and Will find peace that Scott is not alone and will be reunited in Heaven with so many beloved members of his family.

Bradley Scott Pickard
Scott with his family; daughter Patti, wife Laura, and son Will.

The Pickard family will receive visitors from 11a to 12p noon on Saturday, November 11, 2023, at Cotten Funeral Home, 2201 Neuse Blvd in New Bern, NC.

A celebration of Scott’s life will begin at 12p noon with Rev. Charles Moseley officiating. Following the service, Scott will be laid to rest at Greenleaf Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Scott’s honor to Hospice of Pamlico County at PO Box 6, Bayboro, NC 28515 and / or the American Cancer Society at donate.cancer.org.

Posted Friday November 10, 2023 by Allison DeWeese

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