Horace Dennis "Wolfman" Slaughter

December 12, 1950 - March 20, 2021
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Horace Dennis “Wolfman” Slaughter, 70, of Mineral City, passed away on March 20, 2021 in Aultman Hospital at Canton following a year-long battle with lung cancer.

Born in Robbinsville, NC, on December 12, 1950, he was the son of the late Sidney and Azalea (Orr) Slaughter.

Dennis was a person who knew no stran…

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Horace Dennis “Wolfman” Slaughter, 70, of Mineral City, passed away on March 20, 2021 in Aultman Hospital at Canton following a year-long battle with lung cancer.

Born in Robbinsville, NC, on December 12, 1950, he was the son of the late Sidney and Azalea (Orr) Slaughter.

Dennis was a person who knew no strangers. His outgoing personality forged numerous relationships over his lifetime. He generously shared the plethora of his extensive gardens with anyone he encountered. He also had a tremendous love for fishing, whether alone or with his family and friends. He hunted ginseng and was a meticulous keeper of his lawn, spending hours mowing.

Additionally, Dennis was a professional timber cutter, having a knack for surveying land and knowing how to cut the timber and determining quantities of the land.

Patience was one of Dennis’ virtues. In his younger years, he was a CDL truck driver. Whether he was on a long haul or sitting patiently waiting in the woods while hunting, he wasn’t in a hurry.

Dennis had a deep faith and was baptized several years ago. In his life journey, he overcame alcoholism and smoking because of his impressive willpower alone. Most importantly, he will be remembered as a kind, loving, and compassionate father, grandfather and friend.

His dear wife, the former Margaret A. Laws, preceded him in passing in December of 2007. Together, they were blessed with a close family including their children, India Michelle (Steve) Shotts of Columbus, Robin (fiancé, Adam Kline) Slaughter of Mineral City, Douglas Slaughter of Mineral City, and Angel Slaughter of New Philadelphia; “adopted” children, Philip Stull of New Cumberland and James Wright of New Philadelphia; siblings, Naomi Watts and Bonnie Cook; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, Margaret, Dennis was preceded in passing by his parents; his daughter, Crystal Slaughter-Stull; and his sisters, Judy Killian and Wanda Sigmon.

Visitation will be held in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia on Thursday, March 25, 2021 from 2 to 4 p.m. A service celebrating Dennis’ life will begin at 4 pm with Kevin Anslow officiating. Cremation will be cared for following the service.

In recognition of Dennis’ love for nature, his family requests memorial contributions in his memory be directed to the Norma Johnson Center, 85 E. Iron Ave., Dover, OH 44622.

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Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, March 25, 2021

Time: 2:00 pm

End Time: 4:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

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116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Service Information

Date: Thursday, March 25, 2021

Time: 4:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Donation Information

Norma Johnson Center

85 E. Iron Ave.
Dover, OH 44622

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Born: December 12, 1950
Died: March 20, 2021

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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Dee posted on 3/25/21

Your Dad was very loved by everyone, I loved my time with your dad, when we were out fishing.I will miss your dad very much

 

Angel posted on 3/25/21

Love you always and forever

 

Erica Barr posted on 3/25/21

Your dad was the nicest man I ever met. He always had a smile on his face. Your whole family are in my thoughts and prayers.

 

Randy & Ren posted on 3/23/21

The uncle we love remains with us for love itself lives on and cherished memories never fade we love you uncle dennis always in our hearts Ren Randy

 

Jen Hoop posted on 3/23/21

I remember him coming out to our farm and always knocking on our door asking if he could go fishing at our pond. He'd always ask about our boys. I'd talk with him awhile before he'd head out to go fishing. Always a smile on his face!!! I will truly miss seeing him coming up to our door and his smile! My thoughts and prayers are with you ??

 

India Michelle Shotts posted on 3/23/21

You were always there for me without reservations. I will miss you dearly dad. Thankfully you are with Mom and Crystal and no longer in pain. One day we will all be together again.

 

April Mehok posted on 3/22/21

Will never forget going fishing with Dennis and how he always seemed to be able to out-fish any of us. His love for nature was inspirational. His kind heart and gentle soul made him a genuinely wonderful man. He will be deeply missed by anyone that knew him. My deepest heartfelt sympathies to the entire family.

 

Shane Fields posted on 3/22/21

My Grandpa was the true Definition of a Family man. He worked his butt off to support and provide for his loved ones. He always mad sure we never went without. The Wolfman was a man who was well respected and loved by all those who met him. He is now with Grandma living pain free. You will be missed Wolfman

 

Dianna Lynn Harmon posted on 3/22/21

Doug, sending condolences and the deepest sympathy in the passing of your dad. Dianna Harmon

 

Theresa posted on 3/22/21

So sorry for your loss

 

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