John W. Slack

23 January , 19444 November , 2019

John W. Slack Jr. passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Monday, November 4, 2019 at the age of 75. John will be lovingly remembered by the love of his life, Sherrie whom he was married to for 55 years. He will also be lovingly remembered by two daughters, Paige (Tim) and Kristen (Matt); brothers, Jim (Karen) and Gary (Eleanor); grandchildren, Heath, Aaron, Casey, and Alex, among many other loving family members. He is preceded in death by his parents, John W. Slack Sr. and Rebecca Orr, his grandparents, John and Margaret Slack and Harvey and Minerva Orr. He is also preceded in death by his son, Brian whom he shared a very special bond and relationship with.

John graduated with honors from Rose Hulman as a chemical engineer and enjoyed a career in oil and gas processing for over 45 years. He started his career path at DuPont and retired as Vice President Commercial- Gas Processing at Will Bros Engineers. He was a man of great integrity and it was always important to him to work hard.

A multi-talented man he enjoyed woodworking, stained glass, oil painting, singing and loved to dance. He also loved to travel and spent his last two major trips in Italy and Maui, Hawaii with his wife, Sherrie. He will be remembered and honored for his dedication of taking care of his family, his strong moral character and for being a faithful man of God with a true servant’s heart. He was always very generous over the years in helping those in need and spent many years serving the church.

We will miss him dearly but know that he is now reunited with his son Brian, his parents as well as his grandparents dancing in heaven and at peace.

A memorial service will be held at Calvary Chapel of Viera, FLon Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 1:00 pm. 2852 Fellowship Place, Melbourne, FL 32940. (Across from Viera High School). A Celebration of life gathering will be held after the service in the commons. Beverages and light lunch will be served.

In lieu of flowers, his family requests that donations be made to the Samaritan’s Purse


  • Memorial Service Saturday, 16 November , 2019


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Donald Burt

20 November 2019

“John w. Slack was a good husband and father. John said what he was thinking. John always gave 110% to everything he was working on. John was honest and trustworthy. John had good character and did his best to set a good example. I will miss visiting with him. An old friend with many fond memories! Donald f. Burt 11/20/2019”

Rob and Doreen Strait

13 November 2019

We love our good friend John, and miss him dearly. What a blessing to have known him.

Karen Lightfoot

9 November 2019

We are so sorry to hear of John’s passing. Your family is in our prayers!
John and Karen