OBITUARY

Irving Joseph Slotchiver

December 12, 1922January 13, 2018

Irving J. Slotchiver, 95, of Nashville, died Saturday morning January 13, 2018. Irving Joseph Slotchiver was born December 12, 1922 in Walterboro, South Carolina. Third of four children born to Edward and Sadie Slotchiver, he went to school in Walterboro and later in Charleston, S. C. Upon graduation, he attended Clemson College until 1943 at which time he entered the U. S. Military as a private. Promoted to corporal, he was recommended for OCS, received a commission as 2nd Lieutenant in the U. S. Army and joined the 80th Infantry Division in Europe as an infantry platoon leader. Irving Slotchiver was a highly decorated officer who served with distinction and honor until the end of the war. Following the military, he received a BBA from the University of Miami at Coral Gables and returned to Walterboro S.C. where he entered the family business. Within a few years, he and his wife decided to go into business for themselves and settled in the middle Tennessee area with their three daughters. After many years in the hospitality business, Irving Slotchiver retired at the age of fifty-two. He returned to college and earned an MA in Art from Vanderbilt University specializing in glass technology and art glass making. Irving Slotchiver developed several glass formulas that are still being used today. Having spent almost twenty years in the art glass business and receiving top awards from many shows across the country, he once again retired. Irving Slotchiver leaves behind his beloved wife and devoted caregiver of 62 years, three daughters, Gay, Jeni and Laurie, a son-in-law, Carl and two granddaughters, Rachel and Jane. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Congregation Micah or a charity of your choice.

Services

  • Funeral Monday, January 15, 2018

Memories

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Roy Overcast

January 23, 2018

Loved talking to Irving ! He was an inspiration in living life. He was passionate, kind and creative! Will be missed. My prayers to Betty and Family!

Max & Brigitte Sanders

January 14, 2018

He had such a wonderful and long life. His knowledge, understanding, wisdom and wit was something we will all miss. After his journey here, he has gone to his forever home where he will have an eternity to delight all those around him with all his life stories and adventures. He had so many special friends at the Bellevue Y...we will all miss him dearly. Many would ask, "have you seen 'zippidy-do-da' today?"

January 14, 2018

Irv will truly be missed. His and Bettie's presence at the Opera Club was always part of the enjoyment of any event held by that organization. His artistry and insights were deeply valued and appreciated. We send our condolences to Bettie and all others in Irv's family.
With deepest sympathy, Ted & Marilyn (Shields-) Wiltsie

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