Patrick Slattery


HICKSVILLE -- Patrick E. Slattery, 70, died Friday, July 25, 2014, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Patrick was born April 16, 1944, the son of the late Dennis and Evelyn (Kemerer) Slattery in Hicksville, Ohio.

He was a 1962 graduate of Hicksville High School.

On June 7, 1968, Patrick was united with Rickie Pierman in marriage. Together they attended Grace United Methodist Church.

Patrick served in the National Guard for a number of years. He was employed at BFGoodrich and retired after 32 years of employment. He also owned Slattery Electric and was a farmer. He served on the Defiance County Fair Board and was a member of the Hicksville Eagles Aerie #2556.

Patrick is survived by his wife; four sons, Shad of Hicksville, Troy (Abby) of Fort Wayne, Scott (Cheri) of Augusta, Georgia, and Tom (Olivia) of Fort Wayne; a daughter, Jennifer (Mike) Nelson of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; and 12 grandchildren. Also surviving are five siblings, Delores (David) Michael, Donna (Marv) Rice, Deanna (Jim) Wise, Darlene Thieken and James (Carol) Slattery.

Visitation for Patrick will be Monday, July 28 from 2-8 p.m. at Smith & Brown Funeral Home in Hicksville. The funeral will be at Grace United Methodist Church, Hicksville, at 11 a.m. with one hour of visitation prior to the service. Burial will be in Forest Home Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Community Health Professionals of Defiance County or the Crippled Children and Adults Society.

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