Robert W. "Bob" Slocum Jr.
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Robert "Bob" W. Slocum Jr
Robert "Bob" W. Slocum Jr, 62, of Cary, NC passed away at Rex Healthcare in Raleigh, NC on Tuesday, October 16, 2012. Bob was born in Richmond, VA on October 13, 1950, son of the late Robert W. Slocum and Eleanor Waddy Slocum.
Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Linda Slocum; their three sons: Wes and his wife Mandy of Charlotte, Matt and his wife Courtney of Raleigh, and Ryan and his wife Danielle of Raleigh; and his brother David H. Slocum, his wife Sandra, and their two sons Phil and Brooks of Richmond, VA.
Bob graduated from North Carolina State University with a Forestry Management Degree. He started his career as a field forester for the state of Virginia and later served as vice president for forestry policy and research of the American Forest Council in Washington, DC.
For the past 24 years, Bob served as the Executive Vice President of the North Carolina Forestry Association, where he personally directed the association's legislative efforts at both the state and federal level. Bob was an active supporter of the Wolfpack and a former board member of the North Carolina State University Natural Resource Foundation. Most recently, he served as a member of the Athletics Council at North Carolina State University and an adjunct professor for the North Carolina State College of Natural Resources.
Bob enjoyed playing golf and racquetball, hunting and fishing, but more than anything, he enjoyed spending time with his family.
The family will receive friends on Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, 6:00–8:00PM at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 200 S.E. Maynard Road, Cary, NC 27511.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at 11:00AM at First United Methodist Church Cary, 117 S. Academy Street, Cary, NC 27511.
Contributions in lieu of flowers can be made payable to the Bob Slocum Forestry Communication Scholarship Fund, North Carolina State University, Campus Box 8010, Raleigh, NC 27695.
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Published in The News & Observer on Oct. 18, 2012.
No memorial events are currently scheduled. To offer your sympathy during this difficult time, you can now have memorial trees planted in a National Forest in memory of your loved one.
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October 21, 2012
I am so sad to learn tonight of Bob's passing. I am an entomologist at NCSU and would see Bob on campus plus we attended TAP together. We will miss Bob and his humor.
Steve Toth
October 21, 2012
Have not seen Bob in many years, but I see his open and welcoming smile now. We have lost one of the flowers of the South.
Jim Clark
October 20, 2012
I often think that the image that comes to mind when you think of somebody best describes that person. While I haven't seen Bob but once or twice since high school, upon hearing the sad news of Bob's passing, I couldn't help but picture him SMILING, and extending a hand, literally or figuratively. I'm sure that I'm one of many high school acquaintances he made feel like a friend. My heart goes out to his family, and family of friends.
Howard Hoffman
October 19, 2012
I worked with Bob on several committees and functions. He was well respected and always served with distinction in any assignment.His presence and leadership will be missed,not only in Forestry but many other areas. My thoughts and prayers are with all the family.
Manly Wilder
Retired Deputy Secretary, NCDENR
manly wilder
October 19, 2012
I, too, enjoyed three fun years of high school at Douglas Freeman with Bob -- what a dear friend. He was a tenacious athlete and wonderfully funny, dedicated classmate. His wry smile will be missed at any future class reunions as will be his spot-on rememberances of the "drama" of our high school years -- he made us all laugh at ourselves. My sincere condolences to Bob's beautiful family -- I know your hearts are broken. I am sharing your sadness.

Myra Reid Wood - DSF Class of '69
October 19, 2012
I'm shocked and saddened. Bob was one of the good guys (good values, good humor, good friends, good judgment). We were classmates @ Freeman and his mother and I worked for same CPA firm. Prayers for the family.
Edmond Smith
October 19, 2012
Prayers and blessings for you and for your family
Geraldine Highsmith
October 19, 2012
I am Courtney's boss, Bob's daughter-in-law and I am so sorry to hear about Bob's passing. He was so very young. My thoughts go out to the whole family with prayers. Geraldine Highsmith Raleigh, NC
Geraldine Highsmith
October 19, 2012
I am very sorry to hear this. Bob was someone I liked and respected very much when we were in high school. He was a genuinely good person. It is my loss that we lost touch. Jim Brooks
October 18, 2012
David, so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Tony Eubank
October 18, 2012
Linda, Wes, Matt, and Ryan

It was with deep sadness I saw Bob's obituary in the Richmond paper today. We went to DS Freeman together and played intramural sports. But our main conection was that we were both Theta Chi's, Bob at State and me at Va Tech. I hope you know that there are fraternity brothers all over who will have Bob and your family in their thoughts and prayers in the coming days. I hope that knowledge will give you and yours peace. Frank.
Frank Overbey
October 18, 2012
This is truly a sad day for me. I played football with Bob at DSF. What a great guy and teammate. David, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God bless Bob. You were a kind and gentle friend. I was lucky to know you. I will see you on the other side.
George Simons
October 18, 2012
David, we are so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. We all grew up together on Paxton and Sabine Streets and went to school together at Freeman. Barbara & Fax were such close friends of your parents - Bob looks so much like your dad. Our sincere sympathy, Beth & George Cary
Beth Cary
October 18, 2012
Bob was a great Ambassador for our shared profession.
Gary Allred
October 18, 2012
David and your family, deepest sympathies on the loss of your brother. May God comfort you during this difficult time.
Steve Wade
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