Jeffrey Alan Pickeral, 47, of Roanoke beloved husband, dad, and son lost his battle with esophageal cancer. He fought courageously until the end. Jeff was a graduate of William Byrd H.S. He was a master wood worker always looking for new projects to make in his workshop. He earned his living in the kitchen countertop business retiring from Rugby due to health issues. In Jeff’s younger days he was an avid skateboarder. He loved to fish, barbecue and go to the Outer Banks. Most of all he loved to be with his family. Jeff is preceded in death by his dad, Ryland Pickeral; grandparents, H.G. and Margie Hunley and Geneva Pickeral.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 24 years and caregiver, Kate Pickeral; son, Jonas; daughter, Josie; mom, Carla Hunley Pickeral and her friend Louis Taylor; mother-in-law, Vivian Cundiff; sister-in-law, Whitney Shelton and her family; special family friend, Paul “PawPaw” Cauley; special aunts, uncles and cousins also survive him; missing him very much are his two fur babies, Barren and Chug.
The family wishes to thank all the friends and neighbors who visited and shared their love with Jeff especially all the old skateboarding and work buddies. Thanks to the doctors and staff at Blue Ridge Cancer, UVA Hospital and Heartland Hospice.
In lieu of flowers consider donations to St. Judes’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Angels of Assisi, 415 Campbell Ave SW, Roanoke, VA 24016.
In Jeff’s honor tell someone you love them, hug your kids and live life to the fullest.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, July 11, 2018 from 5 to 8 PM at Lotz Funeral Home-Roanoke. A celebration of Jeff’s life will be held 11 AM, Thursday, July 12, 2018 at Lotz Funeral Home 1001 Franklin Road, Roanoke, 24016 with Pastor Melton Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Franklin Memorial Park.