Loved woodworking, especially when it came to making toys for children


Bob Duane Slack, beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, spent his final days surrounded by family until he peacefully entered Christ’s Kingdom on Wednesday, Feb. 23, at Osage Beach Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, Osage Beach, Mo.
He was born on Oct. 10, 1941, in Spring Grove, Mo., to Claude and Rowena Slack. After he graduated from Buffalo High School, Buffalo, Mo., he married Lois Slack, his wife of almost 50 years and moved to Kaiser, Mo. He worked as a store manager for Carl’s Market in Osage Beach, Mo., for 31 years. Bob was probably known best for the time he spent at Carl’s Market where he made everyone feel welcome with a kind word and his jovial nature.
He was an avid gun enthusiast and sportsman who was passionate about his family. You could often find him cheering on his Missouri Tigers and other favorite sports team from his armchair/courtside seat. He took great pride in his work and everything he did which made him respected and well revered in the community. One of Bob’s favorite pasttimes was woodworking. He built many pieces of furniture for family and friends, including toy boxes for his grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Rowena Slack of Buffalo, Mo.
He is survived by his wife, Lois Slack of Kaiser, Mo.; two sons and their spouses, Jay and Samantha Slack of Springfield, Mo., Tony and Renee Slack of Lake Ozark, Mo.; three grandchildren, Bailee and Skyler Slack of Lake Ozark, Mo., Emma Slack of Springfield, Mo.; stepmother, Martha (Hyde) Slack of Buffalo, Mo.;  sisters, Maxine Pinkley of Hermitage, Mo., and Claudine Bass of Buffalo, Mo.; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. at the Church at Osage Hills on Friday, Feb. 25, 2011.
Funeral  services will be held at 11a.m. at the Church at Osage Hills on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011.
Burial service to take place following the funeral service at 3pm at the Macedonia Cemetery, South of Buffalo, Mo.
Expressions of Sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.hedgesscottfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements have been placed under the care of Hedges-Scott Funeral Home, Osage Beach, Mo.