Raymond Slack, 80 - August 04, 2014Raymond “Ray” L. Slack, 80, of Gothenburg passed away Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, at Gothenburg Memorial Hospital.
Graveside memorial services will be conducted on Thursday, Aug. 7, at 2 p.m. at Fort McPherson National Cemetery, 12004 S. Spur Road, near Maxwell, with the Rev. Nathaniel Gustafson officiating.
Slack was born Jan. 20, 1934, at Kearney, the 12th child of 15 born to Charles W. Slack and Laura (Read) Slack. He attended Kearney Public Schools.
In 1956, he enlisted with the Navy. After his discharge from the Navy in 1960, he moved to Gothenburg where he was employed at Power’s Bakery.
On Aug. 6, 1961, he married Pamela “Pam” Nelson at the Evangelical Free Church in Gothenburg.
Slack and his wife purchased Power’s Bakery in 1963. After selling the bakery in 1970, he then worked at various businesses in Gothenburg.
He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed spending time at the Harris Ranch near Brady, according to family members. He also enjoyed watching the deer and turkey that walked through the property. His greatest love was his family and friends.
?Slack was preceded in death by: his parents, Charles and Laura; six brothers—Chester, Charles, Donald, Merl, Earl and Riley Slack; five sisters—Vera Tappan, Elnora Camp, Bertha Holt, Betty Eggers and Frances Honse.
Survivors include: his wife, Pam Slack of Gothenburg; his son, Elvin of Sheridan, WY; granddaughter, Sadie, and her mother Sarah Vaughn of Nashville, TN; a brother, Roy Slack of Aurora, CO; two sisters—Mae Humrich of Gothenburg and Nancy Cox of Aurora; numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials are suggested to the donors choice.