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.