A very special man, Pearl “Curly” Slack, 92, entered his heavenly home Monday, December 20, at 11:30 am with his daughter Becky & Tim West by his side.
Pearl was born in Wheelersburg, Ohio on August 22, 1929, to his parents, Oscar and Ola (Mowery) Slack, both now deceased.
Pearl served our country and protected our freedom in the United States Army, was a retired truck driver for Suburban Motor Freight, but his passion was his jail ministry of 42 years, as a spiritual mentor for women who were incarcerated, which he loved doing and took very serious.
Pearl was a faithful member of Unity Nazarene Church for many years. He was a great example of Christ’s love, truly lived a life for Him, and wanted others to have that same relationship.
He has rejoined his wife, Delores (Howard) whom he married in 1954. He is survived by Becky (Tim) West of Zanesville, whom he took on as his daughter when she was two; Robert (Kim) Slack of Springboro, who Delores took on as her son also at the age of two. They had three more children together: Tim (Terry) Slack, Peggy Slack and Brenda (Richard) Gatten, who passed away April 17, 2017.
Pearl and Delores had 13 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren, one Lydia Grace Tabler, who he was so anxiously waiting to come home from Children’s Hospital, as well as two others on their way to be born.
In addition to his parents and daughter, he was preceded in death by three brothers: Arva Slack, James Slack and Gerald Haines.
The family would like to thank his faithful nurse Teresa Stutes, who was more like family and took great care of him.
Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8PM Monday, December 27 at THE SNOUFFER FUNERAL HOME, 1150 W. MILITARY ROAD. Funeral services will begin at 11AM Tuesday, December 28 in the Snouffer Chapel with Rev. Jamie West, granddaughter of Pearl and Rev. Richard Gatten, son in law of Pearl. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery with full military honors by the VFW Post #1058 and American Legion Post #29.
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