×

Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home

1737 Riggins Road, Tallahassee, FL

OBITUARY

Dr. Dennis E. Slice

January 16, 1958June 14, 2019
Play Tribute Movie

It is with great sadness to announce the sudden death of Dr. Dennis E. Slice, a Professor, Scientific Computing at Florida State University, on Thursday, June 13, 2019, in Tallahassee, Florida. Dennis was born in West Columbia, South Carolina, January 16, 1958, to Olin D. Slice and Retha Ann Slice. Dennis graduated from the College of Charleston with honor of Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science. He received his Doctor of Philosophy from the State University of New York, Stony Brook. Dennis had the honor of being an Honorar Professor for the Department of Anthropology, Vienna, in 2013-2018 where he gave lectures and seminars in morphometric research. Dennis was a valued colleague, mentor, and teacher. He loved sharing his knowledge and work. He received the Rohlf Medal of Excellence for his work in Morphometrics at Stony Brook University in 2017. Dennis was well known worldwide and had passion for morphometrics. He also had a passion for his motorcycle. He loved to ride. He is survived by his loving wife, C. Shannon Call Slice, parents: Olin D. Slice and Retha Ann Slice; brother, Vincent A. Slice. As well as much loved by uncles, aunts, cousins, and his two dogs: Sisi and André the Giant. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 22 at 11:00 AM at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, 700 Timberlane Road, Tallahassee, FL 32308.

"An honest man here lies at rest, the friend of man, the friend of truth, the friend of age, and guide of youth. Few hearts like his with virtue warm’d, few heads with knowledge so inform’d; If there’s another world, he lives in bliss; if there is none he made the best of this." -Robert Burns

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, June 22, 2019
  • Reception Saturday, June 22, 2019

Memories

Dr. Dennis E. Slice

have a memory or condolence to add?

ADD A MEMORY
Lynne Schepartz

June 22, 2019

It was a privilege to know Dennis, who was a remarkable person. He had a unique sense of curiosity that he applied to work-- and everything else in his life, along with a unique sense of humor that always left me wondering. I will miss his energy and his generous spirit.

Martha Nolan

June 18, 2019

My deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Dennis Slice. I knew him when he was at Stony Brook University and he could always make everyone smile with his great wit and twinkle in his eye. He will be greatly missed.

Donna DiGiovanni

June 17, 2019

I’ll never be able to look at a turtle shell quite the same way again without remembering Dennis--his research turtle shells are still proudly on display in Ecology & Evolution at Stony Brook. He was an amazing person who could make you smile simply with his warmth and wry southern humor. Dennis will be sorely missed, both personally, and for his professional scientific accomplishments to Morphometrics.

My thoughts and prayers are with his family right now. I know your hearts have been broken in the most painful way. There are no words to express your sorrow, but I hope memories of Dennis' smile will carry you forward.

Z N

June 17, 2019

May God's loving kindnessand comfort help you and your family during this time of sorrow (2 Corinthians 1:3,4).

a b

June 16, 2019

I’m so sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort (Psalms 83:18 Jehovah & 2Corinthians 1:3,4) comfort your hearts while we await His Kingdom government that Jesus prayed for in the Lord’s Prayer. Revelation 21:3-5 promises us He will soon end death.... and make all things new.

Janis Leaphart

June 16, 2019

I have not seen Dennis since we graduated high school, but I have never forgotten him. He was utterly brilliant, uniquely hilarious, always kind, and completely down to earth. When we were in high school, I always wondered what he would become as an adult because the possibilities were truly endless. I lost touch, hearing once, some time ago, that he was a PhD in something esoterically scientific. I was glad...and not surprised. Then, I read about his Rolff Award and all of his amazing accomplishments and contributions. I watched his remarks at the ceremony - I was so proud. His remarks were brilliant; simultaneously, the humor took me back to the Dennis I knew from 5th grade through graduation. I hoped then that I'd get to see him again and talk to him. I will always regret this missed opportunity. My heart goes out to his family, colleagues, students, and friends. "Larger than life" is truly an apt characterization of Dennis, and I know he leaves a void not easily filled.

s mercado

June 16, 2019

1 Timothy 6:18 says in the later part of the verse to be ready to share. DR. Dennis Slice did just that . he will be missed.

Donna Hollis Chisolm

June 16, 2019

Dennis was a great young man, so it's no surprise he was a wonderful and accomplished adult man. Deepest sympathy and prayers for his precious family.

Michael Sharpe

June 16, 2019

Goodbye,old friend.

Steven Shealy

June 15, 2019

Dennis was one of my brothers. not just a friend and I Love Him and Shan His wife. He always made me smile and feel important, though I was the one who looked up to Him. I have been and ever shall be His friend, God bless Him and bring Him home.

Frankie.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY