1936 LeRoy 2013

LeRoy Slack

September 27, 1936 — June 6, 2013

L eRoy “Lightning” Irwin Slack, 76, of Seneca died on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at his home after battling lung cancer.

LeRoy was born in Seneca on September 27, 1936, to William and Bessie (Edie) Slack.  He grew up on the west outskirts of Seneca, and attended schools in Seneca.

LeRoy married Erma Wilburn in 1964 and was a brick layer for 30 years.  He lived all of his years in Seneca, except for the eight years he served in the United States Air Force.

LeRoy was a member of the American Legion for many years and a lifetime member of the VFW.  He loved fishing and playing cards.  In the later years he enjoyed "animal daycare".

LeRoy is survived by one son, LeRoy of Seneca; three daughters; Juanita (Dan) O'Neil of Beattie, Tina (Bob) Kirkland of Old Fort, NC, and Janice Stewart of Russell, KY; sibling, Eddie Slack of Vienna, WV; ten grandchildren, and one great grandchild.

LeRoy was preceded in death by his wife Erma, his parents William and Bessie; his brothers, Charles Slack and Otto Slack, and sister Mary Ann Gyrha.

Graveside services with full military honors will be Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. at the Seneca Cemetery.  Pastor Gary Yess will officiate the service.  Honorary pallbearers are Eddie Slack, Evelyn Houdek, Kenneth Slifer, Bob Kirkland, Dan O'Neil, Bill Slack, Fred Shockey, Glen Becker, and Leo Becker.  Memorials contributions can be given to Nemaha County Home Health Hospice, sent in care of the funeral home, 814 Castle St., Seneca, KS 66538.


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