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D. Richard "Dick" Slough

March 26, 1928 ~ December 11, 2017 (age 89)

   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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