Funeral services for Mr. Robert Larry "R. L." Slack, Jr., 89, will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, August 15, 2014, at Evergreen Union Church in Evergreen, with Bro. Floyd Stratton officiating and Patrick Hampton assisting. Interment will follow in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home, Springhill.
Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m., Thursday, August 14, 2014, at the funeral home.
Mr. Slack was born Feb. 16, 1925, to Robert Larry Slack Sr. and Julia Irene Lewis Slack in Minden and passed away Tuesday, August 12, 2014, in Homer Memorial Hospital.
He was a former member and deacon of Old Union Baptist Church, Leton, and a member of First Baptist Church, Minden the last 29 years. He retired from Morton-Thiokol, Minden and worked for International Paper Co. in Springhill for 32 years.
He was a member of Dorcheat Masonic Lodge #276 F&AM for 68 years; he served on the Webster Parish Police Jury from 1972 through 1984 and was a cattle farmer.
He is survived by two daughters, Brenda Slack Thomas and husband, Tollie Joe and Ginger Slack Smith both of Leton; son, Robert Bruce Slack of Bossier City; three grandchildren, Elita Thomas McRae and husband, Kent of Bonita Springs, Fla., Robert Edward Thomas of Homer and Richard Matthew Smith of Leton; and his wife, Barbara Smith Slack of Minden.
Mr. Slack was preceded in death by his parents and wife of 40 years, Mary Elizabeth Childs Slack.
Pallbearers will be Matthew Smith, Kent McRae, Tollie Joe Thomas, Jimmy Benefield, Paul Farrington and Patrick Hampton. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the First Baptist Church, Minden, Men's Sunday School Class.
The family wishes to express love and appreciation to his dedicated caregivers, Sharon Morgan, Bobbye McDaniel and Patrick Hampton. Special Thanks to the staff at Homer Memorial Hospital, Claiborne Rehabilitation, Dr. Mark Haynes, Dr. Scott Haynes, Dr. L. D. Ezell and Dr. Clint Butler.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Louisiana Baptist Children's Home or the Claiborne Health Care Foundation.
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