E. Dean Slough, age 86, of 3510 The Courts of Westview, died Tuesday, May 1, 2012 in Blessing Hospital.
Dean was a 1942 graduate of Quincy High School. He joined the Navy in 1943 and served in the Pacific on the destroyer USS William D. Porter. The Porter was sunk on June 10, 1945 by a kamikaze pilot. Dean received six battles stars for engagements in the Pacific. He was recalled during the Korean Conflict but did not serve overseas.
Dean was also a graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science and Gem City Business College. He was in the collection business for over 50 years and owned a number of businesses thru the years.
Dean was a member of Faith Presbyterian Church, Past Exalted Ruler of the Elks, Lambert Lodge #659 A.F. & A.M., Quincy Consistory, Ansar Shrine Temple, and Quincy Shrine Club. In addition he was a lifetime member of the V.F.W. and the Tin Can Sailors.
Survivors in addition to his wife include two daughters, Jennifer (Dan) Heiman of Leawood, KS and Jill (Robert) Arnold of Quincy; seven grandchildren, Grace, Claire, Lillian, Benjamin and Joseph Heiman, and Emily and Sarah Arnold; his brother, Richard (Wanda) Slough of Quincy; and four nephews, Dennis, Kevin, Kelly and Scott Slough.
Dean was preceded in death by his parents.
Services: 10:00 am Friday, May 4, 2012, at Faith Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Rodney Bakker and Rev. Kevin McGinnis officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery.
Visitation: 4-7 pm Thursday, May 3, 2012 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.
Memorials: Paw Pals, Salvation Army Hometown Endowment or Quincy Humane Society.
Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.