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ASA Honors the Life of Jesse Pickett Jr.

It is with sadness that we share that Jesse Malcolm Pickett Jr, ASA President from 1986-1987, passed away on February 13th, 2022 at his home in Dallas, TX.  He lived to the beautiful age of 96 years, and his family shares that he passed peacefully and without pain.

Active in his industry, he was a Past President of the Iron League of Chicago, Past President of Northeastern Subcontractors Association, Past President of American Subcontractors Association (Washington, D.C.), and Past President of ASA Foundation (Washington, D.C.). He was nominated for ‘Contractor of the Year’ award in 1988, by Engineering News-Record. Appointed by his Congressman, he was a Delegate to the White House Conference on Small Business in 1986, and received ASA’s John H. Hampshire Award in 1989. He served as Elder, Trustee, and Deacon in several Presbyterian Churches. Jesse was a Master Mason, and member of Hella Shrine in Garland.

Jesse's full obituary can be found at