Richard 'Dick' Slocum


Richard (Dick) Albert Slocum, 82, of Defiance, passed away January 2, 2014, at the Laurels of Defiance.

He was born April 3, 1931, in Defiance, the son of Glen "Doc" and Edna (Roehrig) Slocum. Richard married Janet Lewis on December 13, 1957, and she preceded him in death on March 16, 2006. He served his country in the U.S. Army in the 1950s stateside. A lifelong resident of Defiance, Richard worked 41 years at Johns Manville, retiring in 1996.

He loved to work on appliances and cars, was very interested in the history of Defiance, boated and fished for many years on the local rivers, and especially enjoyed his cat, Sadie. Richard was a member of the Moose Lodge 2094 and the Johns Manville Quarter Century Club, and a former member of VFW 3360, AMVETS Post 54 and Continental American Legion.

Among survivors are his two daughters, Lori Slocum of Defiance, and Tamara (Kenton) Miller of Ayersville; five grandsons, Kristopher (Rachel) Pepper of Midland Mich., Joshua (Stacey) Adams of Uniontown, Ohio, Alex (Jennifer) Adams of Alexandria Va., and Aaron and Shane Miller of Ayersville; two son-in-laws, Richard Pepper of Paulding and Jon Adams of Defiance.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents, wife and two daughters, Elizabeth Pepper and Nancy Adams.

There will be no visitation and funeral plans will be private.

Memorials may be made in Richard's memory to the Friends of Felines Rescue Center.

Schaffer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

Want to leave your comments?

Sign in or Register to comment.