Howard M Sliger
August 15, 1923 – February 9, 2021
Howard Mills Sliger, 97, of Amarillo passed away on February 9, 2021.
Funeral services will be held at Griggs Schooler Gordon Funeral Directors, 5400 S. Bell St. Monday, February 15, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Billy Nickell of First Family Church officiating. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery. Military honors will be presented by Amarillo Volley’s for Veterans.
Howard was born on August 15, 1923 in the community of Owl Creek, a few miles north of Stonewall, OK to E.M and Mary Maud Sliger. He graduated high school in 1942 and was drafted into the United States Army in 1943. He served his country during WWII in Battery C, Anti-aircraft Artillery Searchlight Battalion in the South Pacific until discharge in 1946.
He spent his working years in construction as a heavy equipment operator building dams, air- fields and highways across the state of Texas.
Mr. Sliger, a Christian, spent a lifetime loving and worshiping and in service to the Lord his Savior, Jesus Christ. He was a member of Amarillo Family Church.
Golfing was his hobby after retirement up until the age of 91, when he could no longer see where the ball went.
Howard was preceded in death by his first wife Alma L. Sliger to whom he was married 67 years; his second wife Ruth D. Sliger to whom he was married 6 years. Ruth preceded Howard in death by only 8 days. Also preceding him in death are his parents, E. M and Mary Maud Sliger; sisters, Ollie Lee Arter and Loy L. Wilmoth; his brothers, Thurman H., Kenneth C. and Edward Sliger; and his son-in-law Jimmy L. Butler.
Survivors include his daughter Linda Butler, grandson Jeff Butler and wife Jaimi, granddaughter Julianne McGee, great grandchildren Clay, Justin, Mason and Avery; 2 nephews Howard W. Sliger and Johnny L. Arter and two nieces Karen Colbert and Judith Grisso.
Sunday, February 14, 2021
Monday, February 15, 2021
Howard M Sliger
February 21, 2021
We are so sad to hear of the passing of Howard but know he has found the peace and comfort he deserves. Howard brought so much happiness to Grandma in her final years, and we know they were true blessings and companions to each other.
We had the pleasure of visiting with Howard and Grandma in Amarillo, and we will always remember Howard with that big smile, positive attitude and great sense of humor.
We will keep you all in our prayers!
Betty Bergquist and Ashleigh Mauer and family
Billy and Bettye Nickell
February 15, 2021
What an honor to have the opportunity to serve as pastors to such a wonderful man. Howard always had a big smile on his face and a positive attitude to go with that amazing smile! We always called each other “Cuz” because Billy’s mother and family are Sligers from the same community there in Ada/Owl Creek, Oklahoma.
What a wonderful Christian brother that we look forward to seeing again at the Gates of Heaven....He was an excellent door greeter at First Family Church....”First Assembly of God” 6101 S Bell Amarillo for years.....so I know he will be there waiting to greets us when we arrive. ♥️
February 14, 2021
We will always remember Howard's wonderful smile and his great good humor. We enjoyed visiting with him at church. May God's Spirit comfort you during this time. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
February 14, 2021
Loved playing golf with Howard. He had a great sense of humor. Great man.
February 12, 2021
Dear Linda, Jeff and Julie
Your Dad, Grandpa was Uncle Howard to me and what a fun Uncle. Always a big smile, hearty laugh, funny story or just some good natured teasing. Might be about
a clothing style or current song. Uncle Howard teased my sister and me about listening to the Beatles song: "She loves you yeah yeah yeah- " He would laugh and laugh and ask -Surely those guys could come up with some more words? Just funny and good natured teasing that would brighten a farm kids day. We so loved Uncle Howard , Aunt Alma, and Linda's visits. Making homemade ice cream for 4th of July and special candies at Christmas. Linda, do remember the trip to Palo Dura Canyon in your VW bug?
Much love and Hugs to ALL of you!