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Jaime Pickett was on that helicopter working for an Oregon company that was assisting on a petroleum exploration job.
"Five to five thirty I got the call that the helicopter had crashed and it killed me," said wife Arlinda Pickett.
Arlinda says her husband didn't typically ride in the helicopter.
His job was to inspect and repair the structure of the aircraft.
He took the position just last year and was excited about traveling even though it meant sacrifices back home in Clarksville.
"Yeah it was hard because it was a 28 on 28 off he was home for 28 days," said Arlinda.
Pickett's family says he always has been fascinated by helicopters.
He worked on one as a soldier at Ft. Campbell and continued to work for private companies when he left the service.
Pickett is also well known for his huge reptile collection but his true love was his 9 year old son and 11 and 16 year old daughters.
Arlinda Pickett says telling them their father is never coming home was the hardest thing she's ever had to do.
"My son lost his role model," said Arlinda. "My girls were daddy's girls daddy was their everything and they lost him."
Wednesday, January 9 2013, 10:35 PM CST
Haslam's chief deputy Claude Ramsey to retire
June 19, 2013 16:41 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Gov. Bill Haslam says chief deputy Claude Ramsey is retiring at the end of August to spend more time with his family in Chattanooga.
The Republican governor said in a news release on Wednesday that the 70-year-old Ramsey has been integral to his administration on key initiatives that include civil service reform, economic development efforts, workforce development training and improved operation of state government.
Ramsey was elected to the General Assembly in 1972 where he served four years in the House. He was Hamilton County's mayor for 16 years.
His last day on the job is August 31.
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