Family, Friends Remember T. Boone Pickens At Dallas Funeral

Austin York
September 20, 2019 - 6:28 am
T. Boone Pickens

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DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - Friends and family remembered T. Boone Pickens as a man with a quick wit, incredible humor and a giving spirit that was unmatched.

The funeral for the legendary oil and business man was held Thursday afternoon at Highland Park United Methodist Church.

Reverend Paul Rasmussen says Boone made the world a better place.

"He made schools and hospitals all over this country better. He made programs for at risk children, better."

One of Pickens friends Alan White says the donations that Pickens made to hospitals and research will make an impact on the world for generations to come.

"Boone made billions of dollars. He spent billions of dollars. He lost billions of dollars. But he gave billions of dollars to charity," White says.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says Boone and he moved to Dallas in the late 80's only months apart and became quick friends. He says Boone had an incredible knack for being to pick himself up off when the times got heard.

"I'll miss Boone. I really will. I'll miss him inspirationally. I can say without a doubt he inspired me," Jones remarked.

Governor Greg Abbott says it was his willingness to give that set Pickens apart.

"Paul teaches Christians to do good, be rich in good deeds and be generous and willing to share. Boone lived that standard."

Pickens will be buried in Stillwater, Oklahoma at Oklahoma State University