T. Boone Pickens

  • Born: May 22, 1928
  • Died: September 11, 2019
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T. Boone Pickens

Legendary oil tycoon was a generous philanthropist

T. Boone Pickens was a legendary oil tycoon known for his colorful personality and generous donations to worthy causes. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of Mr Pickens. Thanks to him for the many humanitarian efforts he provided over his lifetime. Peace and comfort to the family.

Posted by Lindsey    October 21, 2019

God Be With all your loved ones during this time of loss ✝

Posted by Bill Kenedy - North Hollywood, CA - friend   October 04, 2019

I am truly sorry about the passing of your loved one. May God strengthen your family during this time of loss. Deepest sympathies.

Posted by A friend   September 29, 2019

I was proud to have work for Mr. Pickens at mesa in Amarillo tx. He set the tone and was a well know legacy.
He maybe gone but will never be forgotten. Praying for the friends, family.

Posted by C. J. Cynthia Green - Amarillo, TX   September 20, 2019

Thoughts and prayers for the Pickens family. RIP Mr. Pickens.

Posted by Olen Pickens - EL PASO, TX   September 19, 2019

My deepest condolences to the family and many friends of Boone.

I met Boone as a co-investor in a startup in 2001 (Boone = the big fish). Later, in 2004, I was fortunate to have worked for and with Boone for several years. He was an amazing businessman. He earned my complete respect for his generosity and business acumen.

He will be missed!

Posted by Steve Perkins - Flower Mound, TX - Coworker   September 18, 2019

Rest in Peace

Posted by Reggie Frantz - Fort Lauderdale, FL   September 18, 2019

Our sympathy goes out to the family of T. Bone Pickens. He will be missed by many.

Posted by Roy T. - TN   September 17, 2019

My condolences to the family. May the God of Comfort, give comfort to the family.

Posted by A friend   September 16, 2019

To the Pickens family and friends, my deepest condolences fit your loss. May God be with all of you to help you through your time of sorrow.

Posted by A friend   September 15, 2019

Mr. Pickens, our paths only crossed once but I've spent the past 50 years watching, and in a small way, emulate your passion for life. May you rest in peace. God bless your soul.

Posted by JL Tidball - Lincoln, NE - acquaintance   September 15, 2019

Deepest condolences to the Pickens Family, May your hearts be comforted and may you lean on the arm of God for support during this very difficult time.

Posted by BRY - CA   September 15, 2019

Our condolences and heartfelt prayers go out to family, friends and all of those whose lives Mr. Pickens touched. May the God of tender mercies and all comfort be with you all during this most difficult time. He left a wonderful legacy!

BS, Dallas Texas

Posted by A friend   September 14, 2019

I was fortunate to have known Boone since 1945. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1505594846907&set=a.1399109144831&type=3&theater

Posted by Robert Wilson - Camarillo, CA - acquaintance   September 14, 2019

I am sorry for your loss, may you have peace and hope.

Posted by A friend   September 14, 2019

Boone was a great friend for over 50 years and a massive help to my career. He was never to busy to take my call. We spent some great times in the UK together. I will miss him always. Bob Bethel

Posted by A friend   September 13, 2019

I got to know Boone during the production of a documentary about his life and his deeply personal impact on Oklahoma State University.
It remains one of the most delightful experiences of my life.
I loved his frankness, his honesty and that wonderful Texas/Oklahoma drawl.
There was not a pretentious bone in his body.
As a Canadian, I particularly appreciate Boone's fondness for his time in Canada's oil patch, his enduring friendships in Alberta, and his steadfast support for strong trade ties between Canada and the US.
My condolences to Boone's family and may generations of Oklahoma State grads continue to appreciate what he has done for them.

Posted by Ian White - Calgary, AB   September 13, 2019

What a guy, a true honest and caring person. We need more people like Boone. God must have wanted an oilman, he now has the best!
RIP, Boone.

Posted by Al Wittich - Tacoma, WA - student   September 13, 2019

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always. He did a lot for Oklahoma State University.

Posted by Margaret Wright - Ponca City, OK - acquaintance   September 13, 2019

Boone was the best friend my family ever had. What a wonderful man!

Posted by Tom and Jane McCarty - Amarillo, TX - friend   September 12, 2019

Only met a few times but a brilliant and witty man. A pleasure to deal with. Sorry we didnt interact more. He was indeed a Legend.

Posted by Charles Clowdis - 10p Scenic Hwy # 51 Lookout , TN - acquaintance   September 12, 2019

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Posted by Valenda Newell - INDIANAPOLIS, IN   September 12, 2019

A great leader! Proud to have known and done business with him. Always tough but always fair! R I P

Tom Itin

Posted by TOM ITIN - ORCHARD LAKE, MI   September 12, 2019

Posted by Bob Mckee - Evangeline, LA - friend   September 12, 2019

Thank you Mr. Pickens for all you have done! You certainly made my life and this world a better place. I loved working for you. You were the best boss EVER! May God bless you!

Posted by Bretta PRICE - Rockwall, TX - coworker   September 12, 2019

My deep sympathies to the family and friends of Mr. Pickens. My son was a recipient of one of his generous scholarships at OSU. He leaves quite the legacy and we are very appreciative of a man like this who made a difference in so many ways! RIP

Posted by Nancy Ditto - Edmond, OK   September 12, 2019

My condolences to Boones family on your loss. He leaves a legacy as a philanthropist and trailblazer. May the God of all comfort sustain you during this difficult time and beyond.

Posted by LF    September 12, 2019

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Posted by Ann Stokman - Greendale, WI   September 12, 2019

Good Bye-Boone

Posted by Billy Edwards - Amarillo, TX   September 12, 2019

To the family of T.Boone Pickens please recieve our condolence and the comfort of almighty God and the hope of everlasting life

Posted by Ym - AR   September 12, 2019

One of the AMERICANS great. Rest In Peace. Need more like Boone.
Jim Landreau

Posted by James Landreau - Macon, GA   September 12, 2019

Rest in peace Boone..You made a difference, Pauline Hefley in San Antonio

Posted by Pauline Hefley - San Antonio, TX   September 12, 2019

Today we had lost a perfect gentleman and human being. He did so much for so many to include our Oklahoma State family and had never, ever forgotten his roots. He had earned so
much from hard work, yet he has always been well grounded. RIP T. Boone! This World is a much better place because of you!

Posted by Alex Croci - Stillwater, OK - friend   September 11, 2019

Did good in life especially in Oklahoma & Texas RIP

Posted by Ken Johnson - Las Vegas, NV   September 11, 2019

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Posted by Barbara Wisbey - PALM SPRINGS, CA   September 11, 2019

My condolences to the family during this difficult time.

Posted by A friend   September 11, 2019

You were the best!

Posted by Jimbo Cooke - Atlanta, GA - acquaintance   September 11, 2019

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Dear Boone Pickens's Family Rory and I would luv to express our condolences's on the loss of Tycoon T Boone Pickens.he'll surely be missed very much.luv,faith/rory

Posted by faith/rory tobin/dockett - Newton Centre/brighton, MA   September 11, 2019

I worked for Boone during the takeover era in the mid 80s. It was a fun time, full of learning for me. He was a great story-teller and a good leader in the sense that he was a risk-taker and competitor who expected the best effort from everyone on his team and gave his best, every day. I think the most important thing I learned from him came from his accomplishments after he was down and out in his late 60's - what a comeback! What perseverance! The last time I saw him he was doing lunges with his personal trainer, at 85 years old! Rest in peace Boone.

Posted by Bradley Shoup - Dallas, TX - coworker   September 11, 2019

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My deepest condolences to the Family & All who met him. (PEACE)

Posted by Paul Krebs - Clawson, MI - friend   September 11, 2019

Mr. Pickens and I were born in the same town, proud to be from Holdenville Oklahoma! T. Boone was a great man, a good businessman and a great Oklahoman.

Posted by David Lawrence - Newport News, VA   September 11, 2019


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