Jack C. Slack, age 85, of Flower Mound, Texas and a former longtime
Klinger Lake and Sturgis resident passed away peacefully Sunday, October
18, 2009 at his home.
He was born August 12, 1924 in Findlay, Ohio a son to the late Joseph
and Isabelle (Chapman) Slack.
Jack had resided most of his life in the Klinger Lake and Sturgis area
and graduated from Sturgis High School with the class of 1942. He
furthered his education at Michigan State University and General Motors
On April 16, 1949 he married Doris E. Pettyjohn in Kalamazoo. She died
January 9, 1994.
Together with his father he owned and operated Sturgis Supply Company
for several years until his retirement.
Jack was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during WWII aboard the USS
Vincennes in the Pacific.
He was an avid trap shooter and enjoyed the lake and hunting ducks and
pheasants with his sons and many friends. Jack was dedicated to his
family always supportive and proud of each one.
He is survived by One Daughter; Virginia (Robert) Nicols of Lakeville,
Minnesota, Two Sons; William (Barbara) Slack of Scottsdale, Arizona and
David (Bonnie) Slack of Dallas, Texas, Six Grandchildren; David Slack,
Aaron Slack, Nicholas Slack, Amanda (Matt) Welling, Blake Nicols and
Libby Nicols, Sister-in-law; Isla Devries of Kalamazoo and many nieces
The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 P.M. Friday at the
*Hackman Family Funeral Homes – Hackman Chapel, 114 S. Nottawa St.,
Sturgis, MI 49091, 269-651-2331*. A graveside service and burial will
take place at 11:00 A.M. Saturday at the Oak Lawn Cemetery in Sturgis.
The Rev. Deb Johnson will officiate.
The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mr.
Slack’s memory consider the First United Methodist Church, 200 Pleasant
Ave., Sturgis, MI 49091.