OBITUARY

Ronald E. Slocum

February 7, 1947February 2, 2019
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Graveside services for Ronald Edward Slocum, 71, of Zephyr will be held Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 2 pm at Democrat Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm Friday evening at Davis-Morris Funeral Home. Mr. Slocum passed away Saturday, February 2, 2019. Ron was born February 7, 1947 in Hobbs, New Mexico to Rufus Edward and Agnes (Johnson) Slocum. He graduated NMSU and worked 34 years as a civil engineer for the federal government before he retired. After retirement, Ron began free-lance engineering and took great pride in the participation of his grandkids in his work. Ron stayed active outdoors hunting for arrowheads and working on the family farm. He was also a “diehard” Cowboys fan who refused to watch anybody but the Cowboys. Ron was a devout Christian that passed on his devotion to all his kids and grandkids. He was an active member of the Church of Christ. Those left behind to cherish his memories include his wife of 48 years, Debra Ann Slocum, son and daughter-in-law Marc and Debbie Slocum, daughter Rebecca Svoboda, daughter Sara Slocum, son Kyle Slocum; grandchildren Emily and husband Jason Gonzales, Zac Slocum, Leah Svoboda, Larissa Svoboda, Colton Svoboda, Joseph Guerra, Ryan Guerra, Haley Guerra, Kristin Slocum, Matthew Slocum, Cody Slocum, Wesley Slocum; along with two great grandchildren Aleya and Madden Gonzales. Ron was preceded in death by his parents, sister Wilma Nancy Rutherford and son-in-law Kevin Svoboda. Online memorials can be left at www.davismorrisfuneralhome.com

  • FAMILY

  • Those left behind to cherish his memories include his wife of 48 years, Debra Ann Slocum, son and daughter-in-law Marc and Debbie Slocum, daughter Rebecca Svoboda, daughter Sara Slocum, son Kyle Slocum; grandchildren Emily and husband Jason Gonzales, Zac Slocum, Leah Svoboda, Larissa Svoboda, Colton Svoboda, Joseph Guerra, Ryan Guerra, Haley Guerra, Kristin Slocum, Matthew Slocum, Cody Slocum, Wesley Slocum; along with two great grandchildren Aleya and Madden Gonzales.

    Ron was preceded in death by his parents, sister Wilma Nancy Rutherford and son-in-law Kevin Svoboda.
    Online memorials can be left at www.davismorrisfuneralhome.com
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Joseph Guerra, Active Pallbearer
  • Ryan Guerra, Active Pallbearer
  • Zachary Slocum, Active Pallbearer
  • Matthew Slocum, Active Pallbearer
  • Cody Slocum, Active Pallbearer
  • Colton Svoboda, Active Pallbearer
  • Wesley Slocum, Active Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Friday, February 8, 2019
  • Graveside Service Saturday, February 9, 2019
REMEMBERING

Ronald E. Slocum

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Krissy Shivers Goodman

February 8, 2019

I am a childhood friend of Sara’s. I spent many weekends hanging out with the Slocum family. The first time I ever attended church is with Ron and Debbie. When I would spend the night, they would take me to church with them. I am without a shadow of a doubt a Christian today because of their willingness to allow me to be a part of their family. Even though I didn’t completely understand what a relationship with Christ was until much later in my life, I know that God used my time with this precious family as a stepping stone to being the Christian I am today. I know we have not seen each other in many years, but I treasure the time spent. I am saddened to see Ron’s passing. However, I am so thankful that he is now rejoicing with our Savior. I love you all! My prayers are with you.

David Pierce

February 7, 2019

My memories of Mr. Slocum getting so excited about sharing his adventures on his missionary trips, Almost getting in trouble and refusing to pay the shakedown from the people at the checkpoints, And his desire to keep going over there to help others even though he knew the dangers. As well as his work at the prison. Very professional but caring and super dependable. Not going to find a more dedicated hard working person than Mr. Slocum. We had to make him go home on days he was not feeling well. He felt the obligation and desire to stay and help his coworkers. I miss him already. Prayers to the family.

Glenda Griffith

February 7, 2019

I was a Correctional Officer, when I met your dad and mom at the TR Havins Unit in Brownwood. As Christians, it was like we had known each other forever. And "Mr. Slocum" knew my husband, Weldon who works for NRCS. I enjoyed working with him and your mom. We are thinking of you all, during these sad times and praying that those who aren't ready to join him will get ready! That will be a "Happy Day" yes, a "Glorious Day." Love to you all. From Brady, Texas.

Venita Sanderson

February 7, 2019

I am the daughter of Dr. Twain and Mollie (Burns, Searcy) Hammond, grand daughter to Ron's Aunt Stella (Slocum) Burns. Ron was a cousin to me. Mother said she sent xmas gifts to Ron and his sister every year till 10 yrs old. His dad was my great Uncle. My sons name is Ed. My husband Robin and I are so sorry we did not get to know cousin Ron. We have been to Texas numerous times but never knew where he lived. We are sorry for your loss of his presence but hopefully you all love the Lord and walk in his walk like Ron and will see him again really soon. I know he and Grandma are having a good time catching up as they say in Southern Missouri. Our prayers go with you.

Dwight and Erie Head

February 6, 2019

We met Ron and Debra when Ron and I worked together in Victoria, Tx in 1976-77. We both left Victoria about the same time for other jobs. I enjoyed working and knowing Ron ever since then. May God bless and comfort Debra and family.

Melynda Mitchell

February 6, 2019

My family went to church many years with Ron and his family. Absolutely wonderful people. We became like family to all of them. They were all such great christians, so true to god. He will always be in our hearts and his family will be in our prayers. God gained another angel., but a loss here on earth. Please give his beautiful family prayers and strength thru this.

Rene, Ophelia & Veronica Rodriguez

February 5, 2019

Like so many others who were drawn to Mr. Slocum's charm and warmth, the few times we met him, he made us feel like he knew us forever, no one was a stranger to him. We were saddened when we heard of his passing. Please know that our family is keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless.

Rene, Ophelia and Veronica Rodriguez

Sue Salmon

February 5, 2019

RIP Cousin Ronnie!

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