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George Walker Slade

April 12, 1944 - October 10, 2021

At his request, a private service will be held.

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George Slade, 77, passed away in Lynchburg, Virginia on Sunday, October 10, 2021, with his immediate family by his side.

At his request, a private service will be held.

He was born in Savannah, Georgia in 1944.  George liked hunting & fishing and was an avid sports car enthusiast.  He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandsons.

Mr. Slade served honorably 26 years in the United States Navy, Nuclear Submarine Service retiring as a Lieutenant Commander.  He served under Admiral Hyman G. Rickover, known as the “Father of the Nuclear Navy.”

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Nancy Slade; son, Kevin (Tammy) Slade and daughter, Denise Turner, and three grandsons, Samuel Slade, and Baxter & Gunther Ewers.

Those wishing to honor his life can make a donation in his name to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Tharp Funeral Home, Lynchburg is assisting the family.

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Dear Nancy, family and friends of George’s; on behalf of the United States Submarine Veterans, we offer our sincere condolences at George’s passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We are always saddened whenever a fellow “Bubblehead” leaves on Eternal Patrol. We are grateful for George’s service to our country in the U.S. Submarine Service. To our “Brother-of-the-Phin” we say, “Sailor, rest your oar. We have the watch. Fair Winds and Following Seas.” Thank you for your service to our country. Nancy, … may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you. 2 Thessalonians 3:16 ESV George SLADE, LCDR US Navy Retired, now on Eternal Patrol. Rev. Ray Fritz (EM1-SS), National Chaplain USSVI.

Posted by Rev. Ray Fritz, National Chaplain USSVI on October 26, 2021

George was a Corvette buddy for a few years. We enjoyed cruising with him as he enjoyed cruising with Virginia Corvette Club and hanging out a Cruise Inns and Car Shows. We also enjoyed listening to his Naval and sport car stories as we dined together. We will be in prayer for you as you celebrate and grieve his passing. JW and Elaine Burton

Posted by JW and Elaine Burton on October 20, 2021

George was a Corvette buddy for a few years. We enjoyed cruising with him as he enjoyed cruising with Virginia Corvette Club and hanging out a Cruise Inns and Car Shows. We also enjoyed listening to his Naval and sport car stories as we dined together. We will be in prayer for you as you celebrate and grieve his passing. JW and Elaine Burton

Posted by JW and Elaine Burton on October 20, 2021

Kevin, Tammy & Sam - So sorry to hear of your loss. Though I never met your father, sounds like he had a full life with lots of stories. I sure most of the stories included serving this great Nation for 26 years. May you find comfort in the memories you made with your dad. We'll keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Greg & Jenny McCormick

Posted by The McCormick\'s on October 20, 2021

My condolences to you and your family. Was so good to talk to George coming down your driveway. He seemed such in good spirits. I am always here for you My friend. Hugs and Prayers

Posted by Ann Marie Watson on October 18, 2021

My condolences to you and your family. Was so good to talk to George coming down your driveway. He seemed such in good spirits. I am always here for you My friend. Hugs and Prayers

Posted by Ann Marie Watson on October 18, 2021

So sorry for your loss !!! Always enjoyed seeing George going to our corvette events !!! Praying for you and your family !!! Sincerely Nelson & Cathy Webb

Posted by Cathy Webb on October 18, 2021

So sorry for your loss !!! Always enjoyed seeing George going to our corvette events !!! Praying for you and your family !!! Sincerely Nelson & Cathy Webb

Posted by Cathy Webb on October 18, 2021

So sorry for your loss !!! Always enjoyed seeing George going to our corvette events !!! Praying for you and your family !!! Sincerely Nelson & Cathy Webb

Posted by Cathy Webb on October 18, 2021

So sorry for your loss !!! Always enjoyed seeing George going to our corvette events !!! Praying for you and your family !!! Sincerely Nelson & Cathy Webb

Posted by Cathy Webb on October 18, 2021

So sorry for your loss !!! Always enjoyed seeing George going to our corvette events !!! Praying for you and your family !!! Sincerely Nelson & Cathy Webb

Posted by Cathy Webb on October 18, 2021

So sorry for your loss !!! Always enjoyed seeing George going to our corvette events !!! Praying for you and your family !!! Sincerely Nelson & Cathy Webb

Posted by Cathy Webb on October 18, 2021

So sorry for your loss !!! Always enjoyed seeing George going to our corvette events !!! Praying for you and your family !!! Sincerely Nelson & Cathy Webb

Posted by Cathy Webb on October 18, 2021

So sorry for your loss !!! Always enjoyed seeing George going to our corvette events !!! Praying for you and your family !!! Sincerely Nelson & Cathy Webb

Posted by Cathy Webb on October 18, 2021

So sorry for your loss !!! Always enjoyed seeing George going to our corvette events !!! Praying for you and your family !!! Sincerely Nelson & Cathy Webb

Posted by Cathy Webb on October 18, 2021

So sorry for your loss !!! Always enjoyed seeing George going to our corvette events !!! Praying for you and your family !!! Sincerely Nelson & Cathy Webb

Posted by Cathy Webb on October 18, 2021

So sorry for your loss !!! Always enjoyed seeing George going to our corvette events !!! Praying for you and your family !!! Sincerely Nelson & Cathy Webb

Posted by Cathy Webb on October 18, 2021

So sorry for your loss !!! Always enjoyed seeing George going to our corvette events !!! Praying for you and your family !!! Sincerely Nelson & Cathy Webb

Posted by Cathy Webb on October 18, 2021

So sorry for your loss !!! Always enjoyed seeing George going to our corvette events !!! Praying for you and your family !!! Sincerely Nelson & Cathy Webb

Posted by Cathy Webb on October 18, 2021

So sorry for your loss !!! Always enjoyed seeing George going to our corvette events !!! Praying for you and your family !!! Sincerely Nelson & Cathy Webb

Posted by Cathy Webb on October 18, 2021

So sorry for your loss !!! Always enjoyed seeing George going to our corvette events !!! Praying for you and your family !!! Sincerely Nelson & Cathy Webb

Posted by Cathy Webb on October 18, 2021

So sorry for your loss !!! Always enjoyed seeing George going to our corvette events !!! Praying for you and your family !!! Sincerely Nelson & Cathy Webb

Posted by Cathy Webb on October 18, 2021

May God’s grace, love and comfort be with your family during this time of loss and grief.

Posted by Karin Baldwin on October 17, 2021

Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.

Posted by Anonymous on October 15, 2021

Please accept my Heartfelt Sympathies for your Family’s loss.

Posted by Anthony Moshonas on October 14, 2021

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