Richard Milton Slack
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Richard Milton Slack was born January 16, 1958, in Shreveport Louisiana. Richard was raised in Springhill, Louisiana, graduating from Springhill High School in 1976. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Professional Aviation from Louisiana Tech University in 1980. He worked as a Flight Instructor and Corporate Pilot in Shreveport before obtaining his dream job with American Airlines in 1985. Richard became a Captain in 1992 and flew the 727, MD-80, 757 and 767. Sadly his dream to
fly a 777 was never realized.
Richard loved to travel and riding his Harley with his buddies. He loved good food, good wine and good friends and like his father - he never met a stranger. He will be missed by so many who loved him. These true friends have supported him and Christy through this really rough past year. Richard lost his battle with brain cancer on July 7th.
He is survived by his wife of 31 years - Christy Carroll Slack, his sister, Jerry Marie Slack (David Horner), niece Elizabeth Slack Horner and many cousins. He is preceded in death by his parents - Jeral and Marie Slack and brother, Jeral (Butch) Slack.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 2:00 pm at the Restland Funeral Home - Coppell Chapel and officiated by Paul Fort with burial following at the Rolling Oaks Memorial Center with Doug Roberts, Sam Pittman, Jim Cook, Stuart Craft, Paul Fort and Roy Ross serving as pallbearers.
Donations may be made in lieu of flowers to North Texas Basset Hound Rescue, P. O. Box 3299, Grapevine, Tx 76099 or the Boy Scouts of America.
Online condolences and remembrances for the Richard Slack family may be left at www.restlandcoppell.com.
Arrangements were under the direction of Restland Funeral Home - Coppell Chapel, 400 Freeport Parkway, Coppell, Texas 75019 - (972) 745-1638.
Published in Shreveport Times on July 15, 2014