Charles “Chuck” Roy Slater, 57, of Bushnell, Illinois passed away at 2:35 AM Tuesday May 2, 2023, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL. He was born July 4, 1965, in Macomb, IL to John Slater and Margaret Dalrymple. He married Nicole Lea Chambers on May 19, 1998 in Macomb, Illinois. She survives.
Also surviving are his parents John Slater of Bushnell, IL; Margaret Parker of Metropolis, IL; five children, Tyler (Daisy) Slater of Wataga, IL; Zachary (Lauren) Slater of Milan, IL; Caleb (Abby) Slater of Bushnell, IL; Tiffany (Austin) Harris of Bushnell, IL; Natalie Slater of Bushnell, IL; three grandchildren, Blake Harris, Colter Slater and Mack Slater and coming in July 2023 Charlie Slater; four siblings, John (Laurie) Slater of Bushnell, IL; Benjamin (Melody) Slater of Bushnell, IL; Terry (Cathy) Slater of Macomb, IL; Arthur (Paula) Slater of Campobello, SC; two step-brothers, James (Heather) Groutage of Avon, IL and Aaron Groutage of Tampa Bay, FL; along with several nieces and nephews.
To know Chuck was to know love.
Chuck was known by everyone for his hard work and dedication to the carpentry trade. He was taught by his father, brothers, and friends. Truth be told, he could fix anything. His ability to balance a life of lending a hand across an entire state with love for his family and hobbies was unmatched. He also managed to share so much of his wisdom with his children and peers. His grandkids will remember him as the best “Crap-pa” ever. His collection of unique treasures, and oddities will forever be preserved due to his keen eye for “garage décor”. Being born on the 4th of July, a love of loud fireworks, guns, music and engines was in his blood. For that reason he hosted the most memorable fireworks displays in Bushnell history. His birthday and our country’s independence will forever be celebrated by our entire nation.
Chuck’s loved ones have ensured his legacy will live on with the help of Gift of Hope Organ and Tissue Network. This final selfless act will improve the quality of life for countless others.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 am Saturday May 6, 2023, at the Community Christian Center (CCC) with Bob Miller officiating. Visitation will be held Friday May 5, 2023, from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm at the Martin-Hollis Funeral Home. Memorial contributions can be made to BPC Jr. High Cross Country Program, where he coached and encouraged kids for many years. Martin-Hollis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Please sign the guestbook and leave condolences at www.martinhollisfh.com