Robert Sinclair Slinkard


Robert Sinclair Slinkard, 79, of Fountaintown, passed away May 5, 2012 in Morristown.

Bob worked as a driver for Ford Motor Company and served in the Army. He was the former chief of the Acton Volunteer Fire Department. He was a founding member of the "Fireball Squares" square dance group and was member of the Eagles and the Capitol City Conservation Club. He was a bus driver for Triton Central and he loved the kids as much as they loved him.

Bob is survived by his loving wife, Vernice (Schaekel) Slinkard; children, Dennis R. (Tracy) Slinkard, Douglas (Christie) Slinkard, Dick (Mandie) Adams, Terry (Nicole) Adams, Dena (Ron) Kennedy and Ronda (Jerry) Andrews; 17 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Bob was preceded in death by his first wife, Natalie Rose (Travis) Slinkard; brothers, John, Chester and Charles; sister, Evelyn Rowena McIntire.

Calling will be from 3 – 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at the Hendryx Mortuary, Cumberland Chapel, 11636 E. Washington Street, Indianapolis. Services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at Pleasant View Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to Pleasant View Baptist Church.