Paul Wilson Slack
Feb 5, 2013
Paul Wilson Slack
Feb. 5, 2013
Paul Wilson Slack, 83, of the Wildwood Community near Englewood, died on Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 5, 2013, at Woods Memorial Hospital in Etowah.
A lifelong resident of McMinn County, he was a son of the late Richard and Callie Wilson Slack, and was also preceded in death by two brothers, Roy and Troy Slack; and a grandson-in-law, Rock Sisson.
He was a very active member of the Wildwood Baptist Church as long as his health permitted and had help construct both churches. He was a carpenter until his retirement. He was very proud of his large family and enjoyed spending time with them. He was an avid sports fan of the Tennessee Vols and the Atlanta Braves and he had played and coached softball for 35 years. He loved to possum hunt and, even in his late illness, he hunted through his great-grandson, Hunter Sisson, who would call him by cell phone to let him hear the dogs tree.
Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Anna Harris Slack of Englewood; two daughters and sons-in-law, Cathy and Terry Seymour of Athens and Pauline and Jeff Smith of Pinson, Ala.; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Arlin and Debbie Slack and Clinton Slack, all of Englewood; 17 grandchildren, Taleitha Billingsley, Misti Ghorley, Brandee Coppinger, Carla Roberts, Macy Beard, Renee Morgan, Stephanie Hornsby, Kathryn Smith, Sarah Ingram, Samantha Ferry, Justin Slack, Aaron Slack, Drew Slack, Brandon Slack, Jonathan Slack, T.J. Seymour and Courtney Moore; 30 great-grandchildren, Callie Slack, Maddie Slack, Charlie Painter, Lara Bonner, Trapper Hornsby, Cara Smith, Katie Roberts, Issac Ferry, Landon Slack, Ridge Slack, Lacey McKeehan, Richey Smith, Nic Smith, Adam Smith, Jordan Smith, Noelle Sisson, Hunter Sisson, Alyssa Coppinger, Cassie Coppinger, Cameron Coppinger, Cole Beard, Morgan Beard, Auggie Moore, Xochi Moore, Parker Smith, Isabella Ingram, Tristan Seymour, Will Greno, Ryan Slack and Joe Slack; eight great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Betty Rowland, Nellie Sneed and Ruth McElhaney, all of Englewood; one brother, Carson Slack of Etowah; and two sisters-in-law, Barbara Slack and Mary Lynn Slack, both of Englewood.
Funeral services will be 8 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Vest and Lay Leader Dickie Slack officiating. Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday in Wildwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons and great-grandsons.
The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, prior to the service.
If you are unable to attend this service or visitation you may sign the guest register at www.smithfuneral&cremationservicesofathens.com
Smith Funeral & Cremation Services of Athens is serving the family of Paul Wilson Slack.