OBITUARY

George Child Slickman

July 22, 1922March 22, 2020

George Child Slickman, age 97, of Rome, passed away at his residence on Sunday, March 22, 2020. Mr. Slickman was born in Miami, Florida July 12, 1922. He was the son of the late Hubert Walter Slickman and Ruth Child Slickman. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Kathryn S. Carney, and his wife and mother of his children, Bettye Clay Slickman. George graduated from Darlington School, and the University of Georgia, where he was a member of the Red Coat Marching Band and Chi Phi fraternity. He served as a Lieutenant in the US Navy and was stationed in the Pacific from 1943-1946. His love of Japanese art and bonsai was begun during his time in Japan during the occupation. He was honored to be sponsored by his children to attend the WWII memorial in Washington, DC on an Honor Flight in his later years and was featured in "Rome Remembers World War II", a CD produced by News Publishing Co. He was a member of the American Legion, Post 005. Mr. Slickman was a Certified Public Accountant and founding partner of Read, Martin & Slickman, CPA's from which he retired in 1987. He was active in the Rome and National Society of CPAs and ARAF, Associated Regional Accounting Firms. Following his retirement, he continued to work during tax season for many years. A long-time member of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Rome, George served as Deacon, Trustee, and Church Treasurer for many years. He recently joined North Broad Baptist Church. George was the oldest member of the Rome Rotary Club, where he served in many capacities and was a Paul Harris Fellow. As a past President of the Rome/Floyd County YMCA, where he enjoyed playing volleyball, George was awarded Life Trustee status. He was a life member of the Chamber of Commerce and a long-time member and former Treasurer of the Coosa Country Club. He served as Treasurer of the Rome Little Theater and was on various casting committees as well as involvement with our community groups, including the United Way and the Rome Area History Museum. George's personal interests were varied. A lifelong UGA Bulldog fan, he and his family enjoyed attending football games and Bowl games. George was an avid New York Yankees fan and enjoyed watching them win! He also enjoyed boating and water skiing, and was a member of the Rome Power Squadron. He and his family took many boating trips on the Tennessee River with the other members of the squadron. Dog racing was an activity George enjoyed as a young man, and he owned several greyhounds as pets over the years. He always enjoyed watching horse races, and attended the Kentucky Derby for over 35 years with his wife, Jane, and friends. In the early 1970's, he bought a thoroughbred race horse named Flight Stripe and enjoyed watching her race throughout the Southeast. Spending time with family at his lake house on Lake Lahusage, Mentone Ala., was another of his favorite pastimes. He passed along the love of this special place to his grandchildren and great grandchildren, who now spend happy days there fishing and swimming. Survivors include his spouse, Jane Cox Slickman, whom he married September 25, 1971; Children, Ruth S. Pinson (Frank), Rome, and George M. K. Slickman (Rista), Bali, Indonesia; Grandchildren, Anna Poyner (Jim) and William Pinson (Courtney) both of Rome, Ravi Slickman (Ronda) and Naomi Lopez (Julio), both of Phoenix, Arizona; Namir Slickman of Bali, Indonesia. He is also survived by twelve great grandchildren. The family sends heartfelt thanks to his loving and faithful caregivers: Ollie Whatley, Lynne Loveless and Deacon Cleveland Powell and Diane Warner, Caregivers Services of Georgia. Thanks also go out to Heyman Hospice Care and the Floyd Medical Center EMS crews. A private graveside service will be held at 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at the Oaknoll Cemetery. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family respectfully requests memorial contributions to be made to The First Christian Heritage Fund of the Community Foundation for Greater Rome, 215 Broad St., Suite 105, Rome, GA 30161. Please visit our website at www.daniels-funeralhome.com to make online condolences. Daniel's Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • PRIVATE Family Graveside. Oaknoll Cemetery Wednesday, March 25, 2020

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Memorial service scheduled at a leter date.

Memories

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BROUGHTON Kelly

March 28, 2020

JOSIE AND I WERE NEIGHBORS FOR MANY YEARS ON
ROLLINGWOOD DRIVE IN ROME. GEORGE WAS ALWAYS THE GENTLEMAN AND WELL THOUGHT OF BY ALL OF US..
WE WILL OFFER OUR PRAYERS FOR HIM AND HIS FAMILY.

Christie Boyd

March 27, 2020

Jane and family,

I met George in 1985 when I worked at the Boy’s Club. He was always very kind. I saw him more often than most officers since he was the treasurer there too.

One of my favorite memories was at a Chamber dinner. I was Nellie Forbush in South Pacific at Rome Little Theatre and we were invited to do a few numbers. I sat in Mr. Hines lap and sang 101 Pounds if Fun. I tried to twirl John’s hair around my finger and it was hairsprayed stiff. George got so tickled at my shocked face! He laughed and laughed!

He was a true Southern gentleman.

Christie Boyd

Lynne Loveless

March 24, 2020

I guess I will think of George every Sunday afternoon from here on out. I would come in and make sure he had breakfast. Then do a few little things for Jane. After that I would sit on the sofa and watch TV with George. What ever he wanted to watch I was willing to watch. It became a joke with Jane and I. I was so very blessed to spend time with this precious family. All of them are so kind and truly loved George. I’ll see you again one day George. Get us a good TV. ❤️❤️

Rose Kile

March 24, 2020

George and you, Jane, will live on in our hearts for years to come. Our days together at Raven Crest were some of the best memories we have. You were our great neighbors there and always enjoyed the days you came for a visit from Rome, GA.

May George rest in peace and his family cherish the plentiful memories of a real Southern Gentleman.

Love from your TN friends, Jack and Rose Ann Kile

Priscilla Caldwell

March 24, 2020

Jane -
Remembering times gone by when George and I use to chat on the phone. You're in my heart and prayers.
Love,
Prissy

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