Robert Dean Slagle passed away June 16, 2021, at the age of 71, surrounded by his family. He was born May 5, 1950, to parents Edward Mearl Slagle and Ruby Lee Slagle. He was the eldest of 2 children. He grew up in Algiers, Louisiana, and could often be found at Shakey’s Pizza where he worked and would often bring home uncooked pizzas to eat with his mother late at night. He also used to jump the levees of the Mississippi river with his cousin on their motorcycles. He was a devoted husband and father as well as a loving brother and loyal friend. He attended Texas Tech in Dallas, where he met his wife of 50 years. Robert was a member of the Nord Rangers growing up, and an active member of Boy Scouts Troop 331 when his son became involved in scouting. He continued to ride motorcycles throughout most of his life, was active in the Episcopal Church in Thibodaux, Louisiana, was a rabid fan of NASCAR, a Saints fan, and a devoted family man.
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He is preceded in death by his parents, Eddie and Ruby Slagle, sister-in-law Ginger Mory, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Jeannie and Eric Hoelle, and brother-in-law Bert Bradford.
He is survived by his wife, Tillie Slagle, son and son-in-law, Patrick Slagle and Jody Simon, sister and brother-in-law, Paula and Danny Gauthreaux, brother-in-law Butch Mory, as well as many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, and grand-nephews.
Robert was known for having a great sense of humor. He loved practical jokes, and making people laugh. He never turned away someone in need, and always lent a hand when asked. He loved to build things and was a skilled woodworker. He enjoyed mechanic work as well and did most of his own repairs and maintenance on his vehicles. He was also a great cook and worked in a restaurant for several years. He truly embodied the phrase “Jack of all trades.”