Rick L. Slabaugh

Born: Thu., Aug. 20, 1953
Died: Tue., Feb. 15, 2011

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Rickey L. "Rick" Slabaugh, 57 years, of Bryan, died suddenly Tuesday, February 15, 2011, at the Wood County Hospital Emergency Room. Rick was born August 20, 1953 in Massillon, Ohio to Freeman and Audrey (Christman) Slabaugh. He was a 1971 graduate of Lakeshore High School in Stevensville, Michigan. He married Terri L Wells on November 27, 1974 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Stevensville, Michigan. Rick was a co-owner of Wood County Bandag in Bowling Green for the past nine years. Prior to that he had been a partner in Isaac Tire in Bryan, where he worked for 24 years. An avid hunter, pursuing deer and elk, he also enjoyed boating and was a member of the Sowles Bay Yacht Club at Lake James, Indiana. Surviving is his loving wife, Terri of Bryan; two daughters, Audrey R. Slabaugh of Bryan and Andrea N. Slabaugh of Bryan; one granddaughter, Ella Renee Rau of Bryan; his parents, Freeman and Audrey Slabaugh of St. Joseph, Michigan; two brothers, Robert (Jeanie) Slabaugh of Des Moines, Iowa and Randy (Marcia) Slabaugh; two brothers-in-law, Kenneth (Elizabeth) Wells of Lady Lakes, Florida, Theodore (Jorja) Wells of Grimsley, Tennessee; three sisters-in-law, Velma Jensen of St. Paul, Minnesota, Arliss (James) Davis of Marion, Ohio and Roberta Cromwell of St. Joseph, Michigan. Funeral services for Rickey L. Slabaugh will be held at 1 PM Saturday, February 19, 2011 in the Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home 206 North Lynn Street, Bryan with Pastor Gary Miller officiating. Interment will follow in Shiffler Cemetery near Pulaski. Visitation will be held three hours prior to the service in the funeral home on Saturday, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Memorial contributions in the name of Rickey L. Slabaugh may be made to the family.

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Jayne McKelvey
   Posted Thu February 17, 2011
Terri, Audrey and Andi - you are in my thoughts constantly, but I know how strong you are and that you will somehow get through this. I can't tell you how much I appreciate Rick being a father figure to Jason when he needed one. He will be missed.

Charles, Erika and Chelse Sellers
   Posted Thu February 17, 2011
Terri and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you. We will miss Rick. He always brought joy and laughter to the times we spent together.

teddy bear & jorja
   Posted Thu February 17, 2011
Jorja and I are saying a prayer for you and the Girls. great big hug and lots of kisses.

Matt Berning
   Posted Fri February 18, 2011
RIP Rick, Many fun and fond memories will not be forgotten, You will be missed

Jill
   Posted Fri February 18, 2011
Rick was a very special person to many. He will now be in good health and watching over those he truly loved.

Jodie McNalley
   Posted Fri February 18, 2011
Terri I was so sorry to hear about Rick, please know that you and the girls are in my thoughts and prayers.

Rick & Rosanna Eitniear
   Posted Fri February 18, 2011
Terri: We are so sorry to hear about Rick. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Stay strong and believe that one day you'll see each other again.

Amanda Hug
   Posted Fri February 18, 2011
Terri,Audrey and Andi, So sorry to hear about Rick. Stay strong and know you WILL be together again someday!!! Not sure if you remember me, but I came into your home several times a week to take care of Minnie. You are constantly in my thoughts and prayers. Amanda Hug

Patrice Schroeder
   Posted Fri February 18, 2011
Terri, My heart is with you and the girls. I am so very sorry for you all. I can't take away the pain you are going through right now, but know I am praying for you and your family. Dear God in Heaven as you receive the soul of your son Rick, bring comfort and strength to Terri and the girls as well as all of his loved ones. Terri, may you find strength through your faith in God. Bless you and your family.

Greg & Vaune Ritchey
   Posted Sat February 19, 2011
We are so sorry for your loss. He will be sadly missed. Please let us know if we can do anything for you.

Butch and Sandi Houdeshell
   Posted Sat February 19, 2011
Dear Terry and Family, Butch and I wish to estend our Deepest Sympathy. Even though we are not there you are in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely Butch and Sandi

Sam Ferrise
   Posted Sun February 20, 2011
So sorry to hear of this. We all shared so many good times long ago. I often remember those times and how special they were. Rick will be missed. Sam Ferrise

Scott Lacefield
   Posted Mon March 07, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! The Lacefield Family

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