Leland "Fred" Pickering, Jr., 62, of Vestal, entered into eternal rest on March 29, 2017. Fred is survived by his loving wife, Clara (Olds) Pickering; son, Fred (Tiffany) Pickering; daughter, Stacy Pickering; grandson, Peter Pickering; sisters, Andrea (Richard) Bird, and Marie (John) Schneider; sister-in-law, Donna Summers; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Fred proudly served in the U. S. Army for 21 years, retiring as a Sargent First Class and retired from Warner's Gas Service after 19 years. Fred loved to talk to everyone and loved telling stories. There wasn't a person he meet he couldn't talk to. The family would like to thank everyone who helped Fred during his 10 year battle with Kidney Disease. A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the Coleman & Daniels Funeral Home, LLC, 765 Main St., Vestal with Pastor Jeff Alosa officiating. Burial will follow in Vestal Park Cemetery with Military Honors. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, April 3, 2017 from 6-8 p.m.