Mike Picklesimer

Mike Picklesimer

Tuesday, August 16th, 1955 - Saturday, August 22nd, 2020
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Mike Picklesimer, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Mike Picklesimer

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Mike's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Mike's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.
Send Flowers
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist


Mike Sherman Picklesimer, Sr., 65, of Chapmanville, departed this life on Saturday, August 22, 2020, at Logan Regional Medical Center after a brief illness. The son of the late John and Freda (Cook) Picklesimer, Mike was born August 16, 1955, in Holden, West Virginia.

He considered himself a true “Holden boy” and grew up with his brothers in 21 Holden. After graduating from Logan High School in 1974, Mike began his career as a coal miner. A member of the UMWA, he spent more than 20 years as an underground miner working primarily as a buggy operator in low coal for Sherwood, LK, and Kirk Mining Companies.
Mike loved his family more than anything. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and spent many laughter-filled trips with his brothers, sons, uncles, cousins, and friends at their hunting camp in Wirt County.
Mike and his wife Margaret celebrated 43 years in marriage and raised their children together in faith and love. He spent countless hours in dugouts and on sidelines coaching all three of his children through t-ball, little league, buddy league basketball, and senior league. He helped coach his son Brandon to a state runner-up finish for the Chapmanville Little League All-Stars in 1996. He never missed a game or match for his kids at Chapmanville High School, and he went on to support his son Mike during his college baseball career at the University of Charleston and daughter Kimberly while she played tennis at West Virginia State University.

The biggest joy in Mike’s life was being “Papaw” to his four grandchildren. He loved having his home filled with their laughter and fun. He never turned down a trip with his fishing buddy, a living room dance recital, army battle, fashion show, or concert. He also loved his three fur-grandchildren: Daphne, Lucy, and Boo.
In addition to his parents, Mike is preceded in death by his brother, Danny Picklesimer; brother-in-law, Bruce Duty; sister-in-law, Pat Stover; special uncle, Jim Cook; and his beloved pug, Sammy.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Margaret; children, Mike and Kim (Estep) Picklesimer of Pecks Mill; Brandon and Erica (O’Briant) Picklesimer of Logan; Kimberly and MSgt Anthony May of Camden, South Carolina; brother, Jerry (Diane) Picklesimer of Delbarton; grandchildren, Maggie, Mollie, Lila, and Bode; brothers and sisters-in-law, Nettie Picklesimer, John Duty, Donnie (Eleanor) Duty, Kathy (Ron) Schmidt; Mary (Mike) Brescoach; Rick (Terri) Duty; special uncle, Frank Cook; and a host of other relatives and friends that he loved dearly, particularly his church family at 21 Holden Freewill Baptist Church.
The Picklesimer family would like to send their sincere thanks and gratitude to the doctors and nurses that cared for Mike during his time spent in ICU at Logan Regional Medical Center.

A graveside service for the public will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, August 27, 2020 in Forest Lawn Cemetery at Pecks Mill, WV.

Online condolences may be left at

Akers-James Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Read Less

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Mike Picklesimer, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Sign Up for Notifications

Receive notifications about information and event scheduling for Mike

Service Details

  • Service

    Thursday, August 27th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Thursday, August 27th, 2020 1:00pm
    Forest Lawn Cemetery
    169 Forest Lawn Cemetery Road
    PECKS MILL, WV 25547
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Mike here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

No video recorded.

Private Condolence
Deanna (Dee) Chafin and Columbus Chafin sent flowers to the family of Mike Picklesimer.
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

Randy Steele

Posted at 03:23pm
Margaret, we are so sorry to hear of the passing of Mike. Our thoughts and prayers are with you
and all the family. So many wonderful memories of a kind and loving man.
Randy and Vickie Steele

John Duty Jr

Posted at 11:37am
Uncle Mike was one of the kindest people I've ever known. He had no enemies and the world would be a better place if we had more people like him. He was more than an uncle to me, he was a father figure and a friend. We will miss him every day and I pray that god helps my beautiful Aunt Margaret and her children and grandchildren through this terrible time. I'm sure going to miss you Uncle Mike. I love you with all my heart!

Love Caleb, Deanna, & John John

Debra Mullins

Posted at 10:10am
So very sorry for your loss....God Bless.

Deanna (Dee) Chafin and Columbus Chafin

Posted at 08:45am
With loving memories of "Mike Picklesimer", my dear nephew.
Flower Image

Deanna (Dee) Chafin and Columbus Chafin purchased flowers for the family of Mike Picklesimer. Send Flowers


Judy Harden

Posted at 10:55am
I am so sorry to hear this Margaret.. I thought the world of Mike. Many prayers for you and your family. May God comfort all of you as only He can...

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each
Share by: