Robert Slicer

Full Name: Robert Mason Slicer
Date of Birth: January 18, 1948
Date of Death: October 28, 2020

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A lifelong resident of Huntington, Robert “Bob” Slicer died suddenly October 28, 2020. He was born January 18, 1948 in Huntington, son of the late George W. and Mabelle Chambers Slicer. He graduated from Huntington High School in 1965 and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Marshall University in 1971. Bob was a member of Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church. Surviving Bob are his brother, James W. “Jim” Slicer of King George, VA and his sister, Carol Slicer Julian of DeLand, FL.  Also surviving are his two nieces who adored him, Melanie Julian of Philadelphia, PA and Meredith Julian of Memphis, TN. Bob was an avid tennis player and follower of Marshall sports teams. No services are planned.

From: Steve GoldOct 30 2020 1:55PM
Carol & Jim,  I was shocked and saddened to here of Bob’s recent death.  Bob was one of my close high school and college friends.  He was such a gentle soul and I don’t recall ever seeing him angry.  My memories of Bob and those years are mostly happy and filled with the fun that we all had.I lost touch with him over the years and saw him last a couple of years ago.  Mouse called earlier and we spent some time telling each other Bob stories . I know it goes with the territory but losing old friends is hard and seems to be happening with increasing frequency.  May he Rest In Peace . I hope all is well with you all and your families.  My deepest sympathies to you all.
From: Melissa YoungOct 30 2020 9:46PM
Carol, I so sorry to hear of the loss of your brother. You and your family are in my heart and prayers.
From: David AllenNov 1 2020 10:17AM
Nobody like Bob....just a great guy.  Growing up in the neighborhood and later as a KA brother at Marshall, he was one of my favorites.  Condolences to Jim and my school mate, Carol.
From: Watt ShieldsNov 1 2020 1:15PM
Dear Jim and Carol, I am so saddened to hear of Bob’s passing.  I first met him upon your move to Wiltshire Boulevard - just prior to our 8th grade year.  He was quickly part of our gang. Even at that young age, he was so kind and sensitive.  I wasn’t a stellar athlete, but Bob was always up for anything.  When I overthrew the baseball (routinely), Bob never complained as he chased it down the street.  Since I was somewhat limited by the special needs of my autistic brother (Eddie), Bob taught me to ride the city bus so that we could go bowling in the west end.  I must admit to having been envious of Bob’s pocket money earned through his paper route.  Upon several instances, I spent the night at your house to accompany him on his job.  Getting up at 4 a.m. changed my mind.  I decided that being broke wasn’t so bad.  Although I have seldom returned to Huntington, Bob remains well fixed in my memory.
From: Eric FossellNov 1 2020 10:25PM
Dear Carol, Jim and family: Bob was my friend and tennis partner of many years. Tennis won’t feel the same without him. We had so many good exchanges on the court, followed by a visit to a restaurant afterward to talk about current events, books and life in general. Bob also joined us for family get-togethers during the holidays; he truly felt like part of the family. I’m going to miss my friend more than he knows. Rest In Peace, dear Bob ...
From: Doug BobbittNov 4 2020 11:11AM
Carol & JIm:  I was sorry to hear about Bob's passing.  I well remember the days of playing baseball with Bob on the Cammack fields, and getting into the usual mischief in the surrounding Southside neighborhoods, before your move to Wilshire Blvd.  Even then, at our young ages, Bob was a measured voice of caution when it was clear that things needed to be tamped down, behavior-wise.  Always, always, a good guy.

My sympathies,

Doug Bobbitt

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