BOSSIER CITY – Ed Slemp, 83, passed away peacefully on November 16, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. A celebration of life service will be held at Hill Crest Chapel on Monday, November 21, 2016 at 10 am with interment following. Dear friend and Sunday school teacher, Danny Bob Turner will officiate the service.
Ed was born in Butler, TN on February 15, 1933. He was a member of the US Air Force for over 20 years. After retirement, he worked at Schumpert Hospital in the engineering department where he was known as the “key man.” He was a member of the Bossier Parish Sherriff’s Posse for several years and also fulfilled his dream of earning his private pilot’s license. Most recently he spent his days volunteering at the BAFB Retiree office. Ed was a faithful member of First Baptist Church Bossier for many years and served on the financial committee. He greatly enjoyed being a member of the Diamond Set. His smile, humor, wisdom and friendship will the greatly missed by all who knew him.
Ed is preceded in death by his parents, Tine and Lucy Slemp; and four brothers, Joe, Ray, Ben and J.L. Slemp.
Ed is survived by his devoted wife of 61 years, June; daughter, Cathy Johnson and husband Bruce of Shreveport, LA; son, Mike Slemp and wife Jodi of Spring, TX; grandchildren, Erin and Matt Slemp of Spring, TX; and sister, Bess Prichard and husband Dennis of Warner Robins, GA.
Pallbearers will be the US Air Force Honor Guard.
Honorary pallbearers will be Colonel Steve dePyssler, Guy Adams, Melvin Moon, George Barker, O.K. Friesen, Herman Nock, Tom Harris, Joe Psalmonds, and Jack Seanor.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital or the American Cancer Society.
The family would especially like to thank Willis Knighton Pierremont ER, LifeCare and ICU; Cornerstone Hospital; and the Veterans Home for their compassionate care.