The service honoring the life of Mr. Kenneth L. Slack, 92, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 16, 2017, at Central Christian Church. Services are under the direction of Brown-Cummings Funeral Home.
Kenneth was born October 6, 1925, in Kingfisher to T.C. and Edith Slack. He attended Kingfisher schools, then enlisted in the Army Air Corps during World War II. After the war, he attended Oklahoma A&M University.
He moved to Enid and met Peggy Gober who became his wife of 63 years.
He then completed a bachelor's degree from Phillips University. He was employed at Pope Distributing Company and served decades as general manager.
He was dedicated to community service as a member and President of the following organizations: Enid Noon Ambucs, Enid Rotary Club, Grand National Quail Club, and the Enid Chamber of Commerce. He also served on the Hedges Speech and Hearing Board of Directors, Enid/Garfield County Development Alliance Inc. Board of Directors, and the Enid Salvation Army Board of Directors.
His passion for our country, our Armed Forces, and especially Vance Air Force Base was widely known. He was selected as one of the original Partners in the Sky at Vance Air Force Base. He traveled to Washington, D.C. to lobby on behalf of Vance AFB and later was delighted to travel to our nation's capital as a member of a military Honor Flight. He was one of the creators of Camp Tomahawk.
Kenneth was a member of Central Christian Church serving as Deacon, Elder and a member of the Board of Directors. He loved his 60+ years as a member of the Sooner Sunday School Class.
He was an avid golfer, college and professional football enthusiast, longtime poker player, and lover of Big Band music. Above all, his faith and his family were his greatest joys.
He is survived by his son, Jim Slack and his wife Tammy of Tulsa, his daughter, Denise Blume and her husband Steve of Enid, and three beloved grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy, an infant daughter, his parents, and five siblings.
In lieu of flowers, those who wish may send donations to Central Christian Church and the Salvation Army. Condolences may be made online at www.BrownCummings.com.
Published on December 9, 2017