Lloyd Almon Slack, 80, of Pittsburg, formerly of Marshall, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2003, at St. John's Regional Care Center in Springfield.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at Hermitage Baptist Church. Rev. Jeremy Hostettler will officiate. Music will be provided by soloist Stephani Hostettler, who will sing "One Day at a Time" and "In the Garden." Pallbearers will be Jeffery Slack, Jason Slack, Jake Jacobi, Justin Jacobi, Brandon Heffel, Brian Heffel, Mark Southard, David Turpin and Andy Oaks. Burial will be in Memorial Gardens of Memory under the direction of Cantlon Otterness Funeral Home in Buffalo.
Born March 19, 1923, in Long Lane, he was the son of the late Lewis A. and Lu Ellen Bradley Slack. He was reared in the Long Lane area and attended Buffalo High School. On April 5, 1942, he married Cleota B. Gann, who survives of the home. After his schooling, he began working in construction. He lived in Ft. Leonard Wood before entering the U.S. Army during World War II. He served in the Phillipines and was part of the Army of Liberation. After his service, he returned to the Charity area, where he drove a truck and operated a saw mill. In 1954, he moved to Marshall, where he worked for Cargill until his retirement in 1977. After his retirement, he moved to the Nemo area.
Additional survivors include one son, Lloyd Almon Slack Jr. of Kansas City; two daughters, Marlys Jacobi of Sedalia and Lila Heffel of Marshall; one brother, Claude Slack of Buffalo; nine grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Linda Kessler, four brothers and three sisters.