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Monday April 23rd, 2018
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Richard D. Slade

Richard D. Slade, age 80, of West Manchester, OH, passed away Thursday, April 19, 2018 at Storypoint Nursing Care Center in Troy, OH. He was born December 29, 1937 in Palestine, OH to the late Richard M. and Mary (Spencer) Slade. He was a U.S. Army Veteran; a longtime Preble County farmer; volunteer at the Preble County Pork Festival for many years; was a member of the Farm Bureau; and was a member of the Lewisburg United Methodist Church. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his son Bradley Slade in 1971. He is survived by his wife of 60 years Sandra J. “Sandy” Slade of West Manchester; sons Brent (Anita) Slade of West Manchester, OH and Brian (Lisa) Slade of Arcanum, OH; daughter Betsy (Greg) Lock of West Manchester, OH; grandchildren: Kevin (Stacey) Elliott, Kellie Elliott, Jordan (Amanda) Slade, Mycaela Slade, Brooklynn (Trent) Tomlin, Allyson Lock, Shelby Slade, Emma Slade and Bradyn Lock; great grandchildren: Kiara Elliott, Jayden Elliott, Jason Sneed, Jr., Kyle Elliott, Jazlynn Horton, Kaelyn Slade and Lynae Slade; sisters Delores Unthank and Barbara (Jerry) Bixler; aunt Helen Spencer; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Monday, April 23, 2018 from 10:00 am until time of funeral service at 12:00 noon at the Lewisburg United Methodist Church, 3147 US Rout 40 East Lewisburg, Ohio 45338 with Pastor Don Trumbull officiating. Burial will follow at Castine Cemetery in Castine, OH with military honors provided by the Preble County Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be sent to Heartland Hospice Care, 580 Lincoln Park Blvd., Suite 320, Kettering, OH 45429 or Alzheimer’s Association Miami Valley Chapter, 31 W. Whipp Road, Dayton, OH 45459. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.gsbfuneralhome.com.

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Dear Sandy and family, we send our love and prayers. We just recently learned of Dick's passing. I know Mike has memories of him and your family, and we have enjoyed farming close by for years. Praying for peace and comfort at this time as you find a new normal. Blessings. Mike and Brenda Johnson

Brenda Johnson May 7 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Richard Slade

Brenda Johnson May 7 2018 12:00 AM

Dear Sandy and family, May your happiest memories bring you comfort now and help to ease your loss. God's blessings. Ron & LeeAnn Laird

Ronald & LeeAnn Laird Apr 25 2018 12:00 AM

Sandy & Family, So sorry , I just saw this. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Isabelle( Elleman) Long

Isabelle Long Apr 24 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Richard Slade

Isabelle Long Apr 24 2018 12:00 AM

It has been a difficult time this past year, but now he is heaven probably driving his tractor and getting ready to plant some drops for God and Jesus. Your family has been special to the Brenner family. You treated us like one of your family and like we knew each other all of our lives and it hasn't been that long. Of course that might be the farmers in both the families, all those who work and Love the earth, and God are one big family. Love to all. Brenners

Betty Brenner Apr 23 2018 12:00 AM

On behalf of the Commodore Preble Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, I send our condolences on the loss of your family member, Richard D. Slade, a veteran of the U.S. Army. Thank you for his service to our country. Jane Morell Smith

Jane E Smith Apr 21 2018 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear about Dick's passing. I hauled feed to him and his Dad when I worked at Beckett Elevator with Dick back in the early 1960's. Ron Hensel

Ronald Hensl Apr 21 2018 12:00 AM

He was a good hard working man with a beautiful family. So sorry for their loss. He is now resting in peace and no more pain. Thoughts to all. Linda Creech

Linda Creech Apr 20 2018 12:00 AM

Our hearts are broken to lose our friend......but we are also rejoicing that he was part of our life.....the lessons we learned from him and the unforgettable laughter we shared......May those memories comfort you when you are sad. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you! (we have been praying for so long and will continue) Much LOVE to all of you Todd and Rhonda Gebhart

Rhonda Gebhart Apr 20 2018 12:00 AM

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