William Hill Slade, Jr. (“Big Bill”)
William Hill Slade, Jr., 79, of Riceboro, GA, passed away Wednesday, September 1st at Liberty Regional Medical Center.
“Big Bill” was born August 25, 1942 in Savannah, GA to the late Jule Laffitte Slade and William Hill Slade, Sr., both of Savannah, GA. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, his baby brother Charles Slade, and grandson, Joshua Loftus. He is survived by his brother George Slade (wife Nancy) who resides in Virginia, and 5 nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his friend and former wife Patty Jean Cowart (mother of his children), his son William Morris Slade (wife Kimberly Hall Slade), and his daughter Tracy Slade Loftus. Bill has four living grandchildren: William Ryan Slade, Morgan Andrew Slade, Sarah Slade, Joseph Loftus, and 5 great grandchildren who loved their “Pa-Pa” dearly.
Bill retired from Interstate Paper after working many years as a Machine Maintenance Mechanic, and also served as Supervisor. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish. Those who knew him best would say he was really good at both! He was also a very entertaining storyteller! Bill was a true patriot, who dearly loved his country and defended the values it was founded on. When at home, you could count on finding Bill in his big comfy chair with all four of his beloved dogs (Bear, Chloe, Nugget, and Angel) snuggled in his lap. He had a warm smile, a huge heart, and he loved his family and friends dearly. “Big Bill” Slade was a good man, loved by many, and he will be greatly missed.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like for you to make a donation to Carpathia Paws or to your favorite charity in memory of “Big Bill”.
Services will be held on a future date, when conditions permit, a special gathering of family and friends will be planned to celebrate his life.
Thomas L. Carter Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
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