Services for Robert Andrew (Bob) (Tall Boy) Sliger, 84, of Ada, will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at the Ada Church of the Nazarene, Pastor Jim Knight will officiate. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery in Stonewall. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at Criswell Funeral Home.
Robert Andrew (Bob) Sliger went to meet his heavenly father on February 21, 2016 at his home.
He was born March 21, 1931 to Sarah Roshie and Robert Andrew Sliger. He had eleven brothers and sisters, Avana, Vera, Marie, J.B., Verlie, Willard, Edith, Jane, June, Royce and Alvilda. Bob spent his elementary school years at Owl Creek and graduated from Stonewall High School in 1949.
He married Violet Marie Sliger March 15, 1951. The couple had four children, Janice, Bobby, Sherry and Linda. During his younger years he owned horses three of which he was especially proud; Apple Jack, Equal Chance and High Stakes. Mr. Sliger continued his love of horses later in life through his son Bobby. Bob was employed at City Services Oil Company beginning in 1960. Then, in 1962 he began working for the Pontotoc County Sheriff's Department as a deputy. He continued his career in law enforcement with the Sheriff's Department as Under Sheriff for 9 years until 1982 when he served as Sheriff after the retirement of Burl Griffin. After leaving the Sheriff's Department, Mr. Sliger worked for the county until his retirement.
Mr. Sliger was a member of the Ada Church of the Nazarene. He dearly loved his Savior and his church family. Bob put his own family above all else. He was the Patriarch of his family and he took that position very seriously. Bob felt it was his duty to teach his children and grandchildren everything he had learned during his lifetime and to protect them from any harm that might come their way. Mr. Sliger was the rock and the center of the family. He will be missed greatly by those who are left to mourn him.
Mr. Sliger was preceded in death by his parents Roshie and Robert Sliger and siblings Avana Hobbs, Vera Deaton, Verlie Flowers, and Alvida Sliger and a daughter and son in law Sherry and Richard Jackson.
He is survived by his wife, Violet Marie Sliger, of the home; a daughter, Janice Childress and her husband Martin of Ada; his son, Bobby Sliger and Kathy Bruner of Lexington, KY; his daughter, Linda Long and her husband Jeff of Ada; nine grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; three brothers, J. B. Sliger, Byng, Willard Sliger, Owl Creek and Royce Sliger, Stonewall; and three sisters, Edith Flowers, Stonewall, Jane Hatfield, Ada, and June McCauley, Ft. Worth, TX.
Bearers will be Chad Sliger, Chris Sliger, Sean Childress, Robert Long, Jarrod Jackson and Tanner Hudnall. Honorary bearers will be Eli Sliger, Parker Deliz and Samuel Deliz.
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Criswell Funeral Home, Ada