Earl C. Slipher Jr., 90, of Flagstaff, Arizona passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 7th, 2019, after a courageous battle with cancer. He spent his final days surrounded by family and friends.
Born May 23rd, 1929 in Flagstaff, AZ, Earl was the child of Earl C. Slipher Sr. & Elizabeth ‘Bess’ Slipher. He married the love of his life, Gloria Slipher, on February 14th, 1950. Earl spent his life in the city he loved, Flagstaff, AZ, where the Slipher family has a rich history and deep roots. During his life he worked in the automotive industry for Babbitt Ford as a Parts Manager. During this time he developed and grew his love for automobiles and machines. Earl was an independent spirit who enjoyed traveling the world with his wife and spending time with his family and friends. During his later years Earl enjoyed spending time in the service of the Flagstaff Community, he was an Honorary Advisory Board Member at Lowell Observatory and a Member of the Flagstaff Elks Lodge. As well as donating his time to the Shriner's charities.
In his spare time he enjoyed watching NASCAR, Golf and reading multiple newspaper front to back to keep up on the latest news. Earl was a man of few words, but when he spoke everyone listened with great respect and admiration to learn from his life experiences. Earl was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend who will be dearly missed.
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He is survived by his loving family; son, Les and Wife Terri; Grandsons, Christopher and wife Nallely, Mark and wife Evelyn, Stephen and wife Nicole and his four great-grandchildren, Sarah, Reagan, Brantley and Abigail Slipher. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gloria Slipher and eldest son, Edwin Slipher. Friends are invited to attend and join the family in a celebration of Earl’s life, to be held on Saturday, September 28th, 2019 at 1pm in the Elk’s Lodge located at 2110 N. San Francisco, Flagstaff
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Earl’s name to his favorite cause: Shriner’s Hospitals for Children