William B. Slack
January 21, 1895-May 4, 1974
Rev. Slack was assigned to “Caddo Station” in 1922 and left in 1924 to go to Oklahoma City.
His wife was Marion Eliza Naylor, daughter of Rev. Naylor.
April 13, 1923
The D. M. S. girls, chaperoned by Miss Dora Hogan, and Rev. W. B. Slack, enjoyed a hike last Saturday afternoon north of town. They took lunch with them and returned before dark.
May 11, 1923
Friday morning at 8 o’clock Mrs. John Hogan, assisted by Mrs. R. L Pace and Mrs. C. D. Dale, entertained the Senior class of C. H. S. with an eight o’clock breakfast. Rev. Slack, Miss Moore, Miss Naylor, Miss Leverett, and Miss Ewing were guests. It was an occasion that all enjoyed.
July 6, 1923
Rev. and Mrs. W. B. Slack have returned from Dallas where they have been the past three weeks. While there Rev. Slack attended a series of lectures at S. M. U.
August 31, 1923- Mr. Moon’s death is noted in a book in the Indian Territory Museum.
W. J. Moon Dies
“At his home in Dallas Friday morning at 8 o’clock. W.J. Moon died after an illness of eight months. The remains were brought to Caddo and interred in the Moon vault in Caddo Cemetery Saturday morning at 10. The funeral was had at the home of John Droke, conducted by Rev. W. B. Slack, assisted by Rev. L. W. Moore…
November 9, 1923
The W.M.S. met Monday in an all day prayer service at the Methodist church with Rev. Slack leading the devotional meeting at 10am, Mrs. J.W. Smith at 1pm, and at 4pm the Juniors had charge giving a playlette directed by Mrs. Lee Hancock and Charleen Hogue. The children acted their parts well, and the program was highly appreciated by the large number in attendance…
November 7, 1924
Rev. W. B. Slack was returned to St. Mark’s Church in Oklahoma City by the West Oklahoma Conference last week.
The Caddo Herald
January 23, 1925
B. R. Easley Deceased
The members of the Caddo Bible Class feel that in the going from us of Bro. B. R. Easley, we have lost from the class a faithful member, a loyal supporter, and a consistent worker.
The class was organized a year ago by Rev. W. B. Slack who was teacher till he was called to other fields. He was succeeded by Rev. M. A. Cassidy, who taught it for several months. The duties of the church called for so much of his time that Bro. W. R. Evans took charge as teacher and is at present leading us in the good begun work...
March 27, 1925
Mrs. Rev. Frank Naylor and son, Robert Frank, of Tishomingo and Rev. and Mrs. W. B. Slack and little daughter of Oklahoma City were here last week visiting old friends.
The Dallas Morning News
May 10, 1974
Memorial Services Held for Rev. Slack
Memorial services for the Rev. William B. Slack, 73, of 12621 High Meadow Drive, a longtime Methodist minister and church organizer, were held Wednesday at the Chapel Hill United Methodist Church.
The Rev. Mr. Slack, died Saturday at his home.
Known by church laymen for his integrity and concern for the church, Mr. Slack had been a vehicle of change and progress within the Methodist Church as a district superintendent and a delegate to the general conference throughout the South and Southwest for 20 years.
As a delegate to the 1938 general conference of the Southern Methodist Church and the 1938 uniting conference, he contributed to the merging of the three Methodist churches in Kansas City. He also participate in the first general conference of the Methodist Church, he was a delegate to the session of the general conference that merged the Methodist church and United Brethren Church, and for 10 years he served on the board of Methodist Hospital.
He began his ministry in 1915 and served his first full-time pastorate in Wright City, Oklahoma in 1921. He later served as pastor of the First Methodist Church in New Orleans.
After serving pastorates in Hot Springs Ark., Greenville, and Denton, he served six years as district superintendent of the Sherman-McKinney District of the United Methodist Church.
A native of Texas, Mr. Slack was a graduate of Southwestern Methodist University. In 1943 he received an honorary doctor of divinity degree from Southwestern University. He was also a U. S. Navy veteran.
In 1947 he was received into the North Texas Annual Conference on transfer from the Oklahoma conference. He retired in 1967 and served two years as pastor of the Royce City United Methodist Church and alter was appointed associate pastor of Chapel Hill United Methodist Church where he remained until his death.
He is survived by his wife, Marion Eliza, one daughter, one son, one brother, two sisters, and two grandchildren.