Dad you are forever in our hearts. You touched so many lives and we are all forever grateful for the love you showed. We love you dad.
  • 72 years old
  • Born on December 4, 1946 in Gridley, California, United States.
  • Passed away on December 23, 2018 in Henderson, Nevada, United States.

Our Dad Richard Slack was born in Gridley California on December 4, 1946 to Ralph and Wanda Slack. He has 2 siblings Darlene Mayer and David Slack a.k.a uncle turkey. He has one daughter, Shannon Golz and one son, Timothy Slack. He has a daughter through marriage Melissa Slack, a grandson Timothy Slack Jr. A son through marriage Joe Golz Jr another grandson Trenton Golz two granddaughters Cheyenne Briton and Emma Mcveigh and a sister through marriage Sue Slack.. He has several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Our Dad loved all his family and friends. Dad was a sailor in the United States navy from 1967 to 1972. During his service he was ordered to serve on the USS Chicago CG-11 in the waters near Vietnam. Dad  loved serving his country..  Dad loved singing karaoke with his friends at Shady Lane saloon in Lake Isabella where he lived for several years. Dad decided he wanted a change and moved in with my wife , my son and I to Salt Lake City Utah. We lived there for 8 years before moving to Las Vegas Nevada. Dad loved going to Nascar races in Las Vegas and was a huge Jimmy Johnson fan. Every time he watched the race at home he would make sure his sisters urn was right by the TV and she had a cup of coffee to.  Dad was a huge Star Wars fan and loved going to see the new star wars movies with his bestest  buddy TJ. Dad was the best father, grandpa, brother, and uncle anyone could ask for. Years later dad fell ill to cancer. Which he fought for several years. It ultimately got to be to much and the Lord called him home on December 23, 2018. Dads last words to me in the early morning hours were " I'll miss you" Dad I say I miss you all the time but really that just doesn't quite cover it. You are missing from my world and there just aren't any words that could describe how truly difficult it is most days to exist without you. It gets better but even that has its own hurt too. Ill finish with this.

Miss me but let me go:

When I come to the end of the day, and the sun has set for me. I want no rites in a gloom filled room. Why cry for a sole set free? Miss me a little, but not to long, and not with your head bowed low. Remember the love we once shared, Miss me but let me go. For this is a journey we all must take, And each must go alone. Its all part of the Lords plan. A step on the road to home. When you are lonely and sick at heart go to the friends we know and bury your sorrows in doing good deeds. Miss me but let me go.
Dad we love you, we miss you and we are always thinking of you. Rest easy dad soar with the angels. Until we meet again. 

I love You Dad.
Posted by Tim Slack on 2nd February 2019
Well dad you are finally laid to rest. It was a beautiful service I know it would have made you proud. From the Patriot Guard forming a flag line to the taps the 21 gun salute and the folding of the flag. I love you so much dad. Rest easy.
Posted by Loretta Jensen on 8th January 2019
I feel so blessed to of had you in my life. God gave us two amazing children and Grandchildren. You will forever live in our hearts. The two babies that we lost, you are now with them. Give them a Hug for me. You are so missed!
Posted by Shannon Golz on 7th January 2019
Dad I miss you so very much. I will never forget the memories we created as a family or your eyes when you would smile or laugh. I will always see you in storms and lightening and hear you in thunder because we both loved them so much. I'll always remember that as a little girl you taught me not to be afraid of storms but to see the beauty in them. For the past few days it has been raining and I saw you in every raindrop and felt you in every gust of wind. I love storms because of you. I'll remember you in music. We used to sing together when I was little and we continued to share love of music. I'll remember the look on your face when I would make you laugh so hard your almost cry. I will hold all of these memories close to my heart and celebrate your life and the beautiful person you were. I am so very shattered that you aren't here anymore but to be bitter and angry would interfere with what you would have wanted.......to appreciate cherish and hold close the time we had while you were here. I'll see you again one day. I love you Dad
Posted by Melissa Slack on 6th January 2019
I love you and miss you.
Posted by Christopher Yocom on 6th January 2019
"And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away." Revelation 21:3-4 (KJV)
Posted by Janet Zorr on 6th January 2019
My dear brother-in-law, our families joined through my lovely sister Loretta. I was the kid sister and my brother Billy the kid brother. We helped you with the beautiful children you two brought in the world. We shared many family memories. You called me "little sis". We both love Hallmark movies and shared many good laughs sharing our memories. You will be Forever in my Heart! Big Bro..We had a heart to heart talk that day I visited you before you took a turn for the worse. It meant so much. All the lovely things you said about the family really touched me. I knew that each one of your family touched your life and made it better. I love the way you stayed close with your family. I will never forget you! You and I will hug in Heaven! You had a beautiful life on earth. Now you are joined with the ones you missed! Miss you Big Bro. Love You Forever! Love, Little Sis JANET ZORR
Posted by Tim Slack on 6th January 2019
Dad, Days are truly hard to get through without you in them. Life is not the same but I Know you are truly happy in the arms of the Lord. But I would do anything to hold you in my arms again and tell you I love you. I hope you are looking down on me and smiling. I hope I have made you proud. You were not only my dad you are my best friend. In the early morning hours of December 23, 2018 when you passed away I haven't told anyone this before but as I was holding your hand I felt you passing away there is nothing in this world I want more but to hear your voice one more time, but you gave me the best gift of all that I will cherish until my last breath. you hadn't spoken a word in a couple days and you found the strength to say to me "Ill miss you, a huge part of my heart went with you. I will never be the same. I know you and me were close but I didn't realize just how close I was to you. You have been living with me, Melissa and TJ for 15 years. There is not a day that TJ doesn't ask about you. You were his bestest buddy as he was yours. Melissa is missing you like crazy thank you for stepping in and being her dad. We brought home your stuff and Bruno was smelling your shoes and wagging his tail as if you just came home, the other puppy's come in your room and are looking for you. Dad I miss you like crazy, I love you so much. Fly and be free. You earned your angel wings, you did good dad. Rest easy Dad, I love you

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