D. Richard "Dick" Slough

Born: Mon., Mar. 26, 1928
Died: Mon., Dec. 11, 2017


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Mon., Dec. 18, 2017
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Tue., Dec. 19, 2017
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

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   D. Richard "Dick" Slough, 89, of Quincy, died at 11:28 a.m. Monday (December 11, 2017) in Sunset Home.

   Born March 26, 1928 in Quincy, Dick was the son of Oscar P. and Nola Slaughter Slough.  He married Wanda Brown on January 6, 1951 in Pochahontas, Arkansas. Dick and Wanda renewed their vows for their 50th wedding anniversary in 2001 at a ceremony in St. Peter Catholic Church in Quincy.  Wanda survives.

   Mr. Slough proudly served his country in the U. S. Navy at the end of WW II.

Dick was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church, Knight's of Columbus, Herman Masonic Lodge No. 39, Ansar Shrine Temple of Springfield and the Quincy Shrine Club Belgian Hitch. Dick was an avid reader and loved the time he was able to spend with his family.

   Dick's passion in life was working. In 1963, Dick founded Associated Chemicals Corporation in Quincy and in 1974 he expanded the company with the purchase of Illinois Missouri Restaurant & Janitorial Supply Company and changed the name to Area Distributors, Inc. Dick and Wanda have run the company with their son's, serving the Quincy area for over 50 years.  Dick never retired, still serving as President of the company he founded.

   Survivors include his wife, Wanda; four sons, Dennis Slough (Carla) of Quincy, Kevin Slough (Sharon) of Quincy, Kelle Slough of Olathe, KS and Scott Slough (Diane) of Broken Arrow, OK; thirteen grandchildren, Nathan Slough (Amy), Erin Gilmore (Erich), Bryce Slough, Brooke Harrison (A. J.), Morgan Slough, Monica Bumbry, Lauren Arntsen (Peter), Kelsey Slough, Makenzie Slough, Calla Cuff (Brian), Caitlin Shores (Trent), Francesca Boewe and John Tyler Boewe; twenty great grandchildren; and many loving nieces and nephews.

   Mr. Slough was preceded in death by his parents; his step father, Walter Whitney; and a brother, S. Dean Slough.

   Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning (December 19, 2017) at 10:30 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home with Monsignor Leo Enlow officiating.  Burial with Military Honors by the U. S. Navy Funeral Honors Detail will be in Greenmount Cemetery.

   Visitation will be Monday evening (December 18, 2017) from 4:00 to 7:00 and Tuesday morning from 9:30 until the time of services at the funeral home.

   Memorials may be made to the Shriner's Children's Hospital or St. Francis School.

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Jerry Brandt
   Posted Tue December 12, 2017
Dean - I won't ever forget you
I always enjoyed visiting with you

Jarvis and Reva Goodall
   Posted Tue December 12, 2017
Kelle , We were sorry to hear about your dad’s passing . We send our thoughts and prayers to you and your entire family . Jarvis and Reva

Mindy Sue Leavell
   Posted Tue December 12, 2017
Wanda, Dennis, Carla, Kevin, Sharon, Kelle, Scott and Diane. and all of the grand-kids. My heart breaks for all of you and I wish I could be there with you. If there is anything I can ever do for any of you let me know. I love you all! Mindy

Paul K. Geers
   Posted Wed December 13, 2017
Dear Slough Family,

Dick was a true gentleman. I remember so many years ago he wanted to drive my 68 Mercedes and after that he bought a 76 5cyl brown Benz from Germany, I was at the Plaza then. He loved Wanda, and so proud so proud children, I am so glad I met him so many times over the years, my last time was 8 years ago. I will never will forget his kindness, you guys had a jewel.
Paul K. Geers St. Louis, Mo

Ed Willing/Vicki Blackwell
   Posted Thu December 14, 2017
Kevin and Sharon,
Sorry to read about the loss of your father.

Christi May
   Posted Thu December 14, 2017
My deepest sympathy to the Slough family. Dick & Dean were cousins to my step-father, Virgil Wheeler and I have fond memories of the family. I will keep you in my prayers.

Robert Jensen
   Posted Sat December 16, 2017
To the Slough family

My deepest sympathy on Dicks passing. He was a great man. May he rest in peace.



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