Greg Slagle obituaryIn Loving Memory…

Charles Gregory Slagle

Charles Gregory “Greg” Slagle, 37, of Sedalia, passed away Wednesday, October 14, 2020, at his home.

Greg was born June 7, 1983, in Ketchikan, AK, the son of Charles Frank Slagle and Debra Lorraine Swaim Thompson.

On December 28, 2018, in Boonville, he was married to Jacqueline Danielle (Cook) Wade.

Greg was a 2001 graduate of Ketchikan High School. He pursued a flying career, earned his pilot’s certificate, and flew seaplanes in Ketchikan following his family’s legacy. Later he was the marketing supervisor for Baranof, his father’s sport fishing business in Alaska.

Games were Greg’s passion, second only to his children, They were his outlet and the method he used to bond with others. Card games, video games, computer games, board games, football games, you name it. If he could win, he was up for the challenge. Greg was a lover of Papa John’s pizza, the Kansas City Chiefs, music, and his evening audio-books. Many have witnessed and will remember the happiness he found in spontaneously getting a new tattoo. Lastly, there was his position at Baranof. Not only did he take pride in working for the family company, it brought him a true sense of fulfillment that those who knew him came to desire in their own careers.

Greg will be remembered fondly by anyone who had the privilege to enter his life. His charming demeanor, quick wit, and the care he gave so freely will be sorely missed by those he left behind. Those closest to him have been forever changed by his fierce loyalty to friends and family, the pride he felt as a father and a husband, the optimism to see the best in every situation, the charisma to make a fast friend out of a stranger, the profound intelligence of one beyond his years, and the sense of humor that could find the lighter side of life that would be a benefit to us all right now.

His children and step children will remember Greg’s love and patience as he passed down the games, jokes, and the stories that brought him joy. Many moments were created by their family, brought together by those activities and the bedtime stories he would share with the kids every night before bed.

He is survived by his wife, Danielle; three children, Sarah, Charlie, and Jacob Slagle; two step-children, Maddex and Wrynlee Wade; his father, Charles Slagle and step-mother, Bobette Rowe-Slagle, of Ketchikan, AK; his mother, Debra Thompson and step-father, Danny Thompson, of Ketchikan, AK; his maternal grandmother, Marilyn Wright, of Chehalis, WA; two brothers, Jack (Kayleigh) Slagle, of Ketchikan, AK, and Michael (Ashley) Thompson of Loveland, CO; two sisters, Shannon (Austin) Slagle of Ketchikan, and Kimberly Thompson, of Lake Stevens, WA; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Jack Swaim; and paternal grandparents, Alfred and Ethel Slagle.

A memorial service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Monday, October 19, 2020, at Heckart Funeral Home in Sedalia. A service in Ketchikan will be held at a later date.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until service time Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Valley Hope, in care of Heckart Funeral Home.


28 Responses

  1. Heartfelt condolences to the entire family. What an incredible loss. My heart goes out to you all. Prayers of strength to you all.

  2. We the Timmerman family are so sorry for your loss. He had a great heart and since of humor. Prayers to all the family. Hugs to each of you.

  3. Marilyn and Debbie, My heart breaks for you both. Greg worked for us at the store and we loved him. Let the good memories sustain you in the days ahead.

  4. I am stunned by this news, as your family navigates through this heartbreaking time. My deepest condolences are with you and my prayers for peace in this world.

  5. I remember Greg in school. Always kind and happy. Prayers of peace, strength and love to Greg’s family and friends at this time of loss and always.

  6. My deepest sympathy for all of his beautiful family, may he rest in peace. AMEN Sincerely, Marilyn C. Stack

  7. Our Sincere condolences to the family.
    May The Lord bring you comfort and peace during this sad time.

  8. A legacy in Ketchikan, he so positively touched the lives of so many in the family and also of tourists who went home after sharing a day of memories of a true Alaskan . He shared his love of our beautiful S.E. Alaska .

  9. My heart goes out to all of you. He will be missed. I will cherish every smile he gave me and remember him fondly.

  10. Our love, heart aches and prayers are with you please let me know if there is Anything I can do to help .our love Aunt Cheryl and uncle George

  11. We are so sorry to hear. Our condolences are with your family. Much love and continued prayers.

  12. My deepest sympathies to Chuck Debby Jack and Shannon and Danielle and Kids-and all Greg’s Extended family and friends…Prayers for peace and comfort for you all… I’ll remember Greg’s quick wit and huge smile…sending you all much love❤️

  13. Sarah, Charlie, Jacob, and family. I am so sorry for your terrible loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  14. My heart sank when I received the news, Greg was like a nephew to me. I still cant think of it without crying.

    May God continue to embrace and comfort each of you, as you go through these trying times.

    Eudora, Glouster, Mikahla and Laurel and family.
    Rest in eternal peace Greg.

  15. The Grace Family sends warm thoughts and prayers of comfort for your entire family. We are so very sorry.

  16. Words fail in these most difficult times; all our heartfelt love and prayers are with you~

  17. My heartfelt condolences to everyone who knew Greg Slagle. Greg always made me laugh and was such a pleasure to be around. So handsome, sweet and witty. God bless you Chuck, Debbie, Jack, Shannon, Kayleigh, AJ and the rest of his friends and family who I may not know or did not mention. God bless you all always and forever.

  18. We were so saddened with this news. May you be comforted by condolences of family and friends. Treasure your memories of Greg for they will sustain you in the coming years. Know that your heavenly father has his arms wrapped around you as you continue this earthly life. Hugs to each of you from Greg’s Sedalia neighbors.

  19. Dear Chuck
    We have only just heard of Greg’s death, and we are so very, very sorry. We know the awful pain of losing a son. Even though we will never say we know exactly how you feel, we have a fair inkling and we know it is a long hard, sad road to travel.
    You are so much in our thoughts. We will be in contact soon, but please know how very much we are thinking of you all and Debi and your children as well.
    With love and intense sadness,
    Carolyn and David Salter,
    WALCHA, NSW. Australia.

  20. Debbie and Marilyn, my heart breaks for you. Im so sorry for your loss. Hugs to all your family.

  21. We are so sad for the loss of Greg. I remember his happy personality, his red hair (he looked so much like my own little Scotty) and I’m very blessed to have been his Kindergarten teacher.

    Many prayers for you all, his dear family.

  22. Our prayers are with your family- your wife and children; your parents and spouses and your aunts and uncles, your cousins and with all of your friends Greg. Our deepest condolences.

  23. To anyone who loved Greg, I am so sorry for your loss. I didn’t know Greg for very long, basically just this year. But, in that time, came to enjoy talking to him very much. I will miss him.

  24. I had the privilege of flying with Greg at Seaborne Airlines. I always knew my day would be better when I saw him on my schedule. I don’t ever remember ever seeing you frown. Peace to you my friend.

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