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Chuck Slaughter – December 11, 2016

slaughter-obit-picChuck Slaughter, 60, of Amarillo, died Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016.

A celebration of life service will be at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016, in Hillside Christian Church Chapel with Ken Cargle officiating.  Graveside services will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Chuck Slaughter was born Sept. 3, 1956, in Hereford to Larry Don Slaughter and Dorothy Elaine Courtney Slaughter. The son of a military officer and later preacher, he grew up in a variety of places.

He graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio and worked professionally for the Boy Scouts of America before being transferred to Amarillo.  There he met and married Gayle Ann Flood on June 27, 1981.  After several years in Amarillo, he attended law school at Texas Tech University and graduated with a law degree. He spent a few years in private practice before working for the 47th District Attorney’s office as an Assistant District Attorney, a job that he held and loved for 27 years.

Chuck had a passion for protecting and helping children in his personal and professional life. He worked with the Bridge – Children’s Advocacy Center for 20 years, and served on the board for the Bridge for 12, helping children who have been abused.

Chuck was a volunteer coach with Kid’s Inc and was the Cub Master for Cub Scout Pack 10 before serving as the head fencing coach for the Amarillo College fencing team. There he started a children’s fencing class and served as a mentor and coach for hundreds of children and adults. He was a finalist for the United States Olympic Committee’s Volunteer Coach of the year award.

He was a member of Paramount Terrace\Hillside Christian Church for 21 years and worked as a youth group sponsor.

He was preceded in death by his father, Don Slaughter; his mother, Elaine Slaughter; a brother, Duke Slaughter; a sister, Melissa Slaughter; and his second mother, Allie Nichole Slaughter.

Survivors include his wife, Gayle Slaughter, of Amarillo; a son, Jared Slaughter, of Amarillo; a daughter, Courtney Corbello and husband Shawn, of Amarillo. Survivors also include his step-mother, Shirley Slaughter; his brothers, Kristofer and Caleb Burton, Vance and Jim Farrell, and David, Jeff, Barry, Jon, and Billy Bayert; as well as many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be to the Bridge – Children’s Advocacy Center, 804 Quail Creek Drive, Amarillo, TX 79124; or the Amarillo College Fencing Association, Russell Hall Room 401, 2201 S Washington St, Amarillo, TX 79109.


  • Richard King Posted December 12, 2016 11:14 pm

    Good luck Chuck. Thinking fondly of you and hoping for good things for your family.

  • elaine loughlin Posted December 13, 2016 9:09 am

    Gayle: My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of loss.

  • Amanda Hagood Posted December 13, 2016 10:49 am

    Words can not express my sorrow for your loss! You and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers! The warmest hugs to you!

  • Dennis Hendley Posted December 13, 2016 11:07 am

    A good man and went after child abusers with a vengeance. Our prayers are with his family.

  • Pam Stevens Posted December 13, 2016 11:18 am

    You are loved by so many.

  • Joy Lane Posted December 13, 2016 11:29 am

    Gayle, I am so sorry to hear about Chuck. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Haley Marshall Posted December 13, 2016 12:17 pm

    Thank you for everything you have done at The Bridge. The staff, and especially, children will always be grateful for you.

  • mary wilcox miller Posted December 13, 2016 2:36 pm

    I am so very sorry for your loss! Chuck and I graduated from Texas Tech law school together and stayed connected through FB. He was a great man whose loss is mourned. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Becky Evans Posted December 13, 2016 3:17 pm

    Gayle, I am so saddened to learn of Chuck’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Jared and Courtney at this most difficult time.

  • Cynthia Sturkie Posted December 13, 2016 4:38 pm

    Gayle, I am so sorry for your loss. Chuck lived a quality life that was an excellent example so many others. He will be missed.

  • Joyce Betchan Posted December 13, 2016 5:55 pm

    Gayle, Jared and Courtney, We are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts are heavy. We loved Chuck so much. We are so sorry that we are unable to be at the memorial service tomorrow, but we want you to know that we will be there in spirit. We will be praying that God will give you strength and comfort, and that he will walk beside you in the days ahead. We Love you.

  • Bart Weathington Posted December 13, 2016 7:27 pm

    RIP Chuck. You will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  • Pam Barrett Posted December 13, 2016 8:34 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your kids. Love you.

  • Phillip Watkins Posted December 13, 2016 8:38 pm

    It was a pleasure working with you at the Bridge and on cases. Your expertise and friendship will be missed.

  • Phillip Watkins Posted December 13, 2016 8:43 pm

    It was a pleasure working with you at the Bridge and cases. Your expertise and friendship will be missed.

  • Armand Smith Posted December 13, 2016 10:06 pm

    I am sorry to hear of your loss. Condolences to you and your family.
    Armand Smith

  • Debra Schiller Posted December 14, 2016 2:25 am

    Gayle, Jared and Courtney. Wish I could be there for all of you. I loved Chuck dearly. I will miss him very much. Bless all of you. RIP Chuck, I will see you soon.

  • Rose Clendennen Posted December 14, 2016 10:49 am

    Our Thoughts and prayers are with the family. Chuck was highly thought of and will be missed.

  • Becky Bailey Posted December 14, 2016 11:26 am

    Gayle, I’m so sorry to hear of Chuck’s passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Billy and Judy Mills Posted December 14, 2016 11:39 am

    We are so sorry that we cannot make the services today but our thoughts and prayers will be with you all today and the days to come. We did not see Chuck very often but when we did the whole Dyer family was very excited. It meant a lot to us all. We love you all.

  • Cindy Urban Posted December 14, 2016 11:40 am

    I wish I could be there for Chuck’s funeral but I will be there in spirit. May God’s peace and comfort be with you and the family during this time of loss. Love, Cindy

  • Linda Chelf Posted December 14, 2016 1:17 pm

    Go in peace, Chuck. May your family find peace and comfort and hope in God. You are all in my prayaers.

  • Becky Bailey Posted December 15, 2016 8:39 am

    Dick and I are sorry we were not able to have attended the service yesterday as we would have liked. You and your family are in our thoughts and we pray for God’s comfort and strength for each of you.
    Love, Becky

  • Emily Burger Posted January 2, 2017 5:41 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. I just saw this. Chuck was a blessing in the lives of so many children and his memory will live on in them. Praying for peace for the family.

  • Michelle Posted May 10, 2017 9:11 pm

    I was sorry to hear of your family’s loss Chuck was a great man.
    Big hugs. Love y’all

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