Charles Raymond “Ray” Slick, 86, of Greensburg, MD, went to be with his Lord on March 18, 2022, at Fahrney-Keedy Nursing Home in Boonsboro, MD.
He was born on March 15, 1936, at home and was a lifelong resident of Greensburg / Smithsburg, MD. He was the only child of the late John “Maurice” Slick and Mary R. (Wiles) Slick.
Ray was a graduate of Smithsburg High School class of 1956.
He served in the United States Army and drove tractor-trailer in Korea after the war.
Ray was a lifetime member of the Smithsburg Volunteer Fire Department and former member of the Fire Police for 64 years.
In his younger days he was employed at Safeway and Manbecks. He then did what he truly loved and drove tractor-trailers and dump trucks for 45 years.
Ray was owner and operator of D & S Trucking.
He was a member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Greensburg, MD, a lifetime member of the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Association and was a former member of the AMVETS, Eagles Club and Lion’s Club.
Ray loved tinkering with model trains and layouts. He also loved to go deep sea fishing and collecting Harley-Davidson memorabilia.
Ray is survived by his wife of 43 years, Darlene V. (Houser) Slick, daughters, Pamela “Pam” Kint of Smithsburg, MD, and Kathy Brock of Nashville, TN, son, Marty Higgins of Hagerstown, MD, eight grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren and ten great-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by special friends Chuck Baker and Cinda and Mark Deyton who were very much appreciated for their help, support, and friendship. Ray also dearly loved his three fur babies, Roxy, Precious and Pebbles.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, March 24, 2022, at 6pm at J.L. Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg, MD, with Pastor Julie Brigham officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to J.L. Davis Funeral Home to help defray funeral expenses. Online condolences may be offered at www.jldavisfh.com.
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