Barry Dale Pickner, 66, of Pierre

PIERRE — Barry Dale Pickner, 66, of Pierre, passed away Wednesday, September 30, 2020, in Pierre.
Visitation is planned for Friday, from 5 to 7 p.m., followed by Rosary service at 7 p.m. at Isburg Funeral Home in Pierre, and Funeral service is scheduled Saturday at 10 a.m., at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church.

The funeral service will be available to view online at

No burial is scheduled.

Barry was born November 14, 1953, in Chamberlain. Barry spent his early years playing sports and riding bulls while growing up in Murdo and Mission, South Dakota. Barry graduated from Todd County High School in 1972, South Dakota State University in 1976, and the University of Nebraska in 1982. His career as an educator spanned over 40 years and touched the lives of many students and athletes, each of whom held a special place in his heart. Barry was a teacher of life and not so much the curriculum.

A dedicated husband, father and grandfather, Barry married Gay Parks on June 2, 1979, in Valentine, Neb., and together they raised two sons, Tyler and Kyle. During their more than 40 years together, Barry and Gay called many places home and cherished the many life-long friendships they made through their journey together.

Barry is survived by his wife of 41 years, Gay Pickner; son and daughter-in-law, Tyler and Megan Pickner; son, Kyle Pickner and his girlfriend, Maggie Goddard and her son, Lucas Goddard; grandchildren, Annabella Pickner, Lyla Pickner and Macy Pickner; two brothers, Gerry, and his wife, Bonnie Pickner, and Scott Pickner; brothers and sisters-in-law, Matt and JJ Harvey, Larry and Becky Parks and Bud and ShellyParks; as well as his beloved nieces and nephews and many other family members and friends.

Barry was preceded in death by parents, Marvin and Audrey Pickner; and parents-in-law, Jerry and Arlene Parks.

There will be a special gathering this summer in Revillo, so former teachers, students, parents and friends can share their memories with the family.

Good ride, Cowboy.

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