Dick Slade Dick Slade - 45th Reunion

Dick Slade

Rest In Peace...
May 13, 2017
Dick Slade

Frank Burlison and Dick were the best of friends in High School... Thank you Frank for letting us know of this loss.

Rest In Peace Dick...Frank offered a beautiful sentiment that I'll post here... As Frank says... "as friends leave, they always take a little piece of us".

Dick and I were best friends through junior high and high school, and though we had kept in touch with phone calls over the years, the first time I saw him in person since 1974 was when he came out to the 45th reunion...and that is because you personally called him and got him excited enough to attend. He flew into Boise...we did not even recognize each other at the airport! We had a wonderful time re-connecting, found out we were on the opposite sides of the political spectrum and were totally different in our religious views...but that did not matter to our friendship.

So thank you for that opportunity with Dick. Afterwards we called each other regularly, sharing the same jokes and memories, and during these last few years I witnessed his failing heath which forced him to move to assisted living. Dick was a good man with a big heart. As you well know, as friends leave, they always take a little piece of us...a chunk of me when with Dick!

Obituary for Richard S. Slade, II

Mr. Richard Schermerhorn Slade II, age 71, of Carrollton Georgia, passed away Saturday, May 13, 2017.

Mr. Slade was born and raised in Moscow, Idaho on November 8, 1945, the son of the late Richard S. Slade and Anna Virginia Slade Lagasse. 

He graduated both from the University of Idaho with a BS in Psychology in 1973 and later the University of West Georgia with a nursing degree. He was a patriot and proud veteran of the Air Force, serving from 1965 - 1971.

He was a member of the First Christian Church of Carrollton, and loved his Sunday school class. He was a voracious reader, loved woodworking and building model airplanes. Richard was an accomplished registered nurse and his passion was caring for others. His career included working in ER, surgery and home healthcare. He touched a lot of lives throughout his life with his generosity, compassion, caring soul and his humor.

Survivors include sisters, Virginia Ann Heyerdahl of Fort Worth, TX, Kathy Bennett of Mesquite, TX, brother, Roger Preston Slade of Port Townsend, WA, niece, Ashleigh Robyn McPhail , who was his loving caretaker, 4 nieces, 4 nephews, 6 great nieces, and 1 great nephew. He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard S. Slade and Anna Virginia Slade Lagasse.

Memorial services will be Thursday, May 25 at 11 a.m. at First Christian Church.

According to Mr. Slade’s wishes he was cremated.

Messages of condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.almonfuneralhome.com.

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