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Zachary David Slough

June 24, 1979 ~ November 21, 2018 (age 39)

 Zachary Slough, age 39, of Dallas, TX, passed away in the presence of his family and loved ones on November 21, 2018 at 10:45 p.m.  Zachary was born on June 24, 1979, in Wabash, Indiana to Shelley (Slough) Jones.

Zachary and his mother both shared a passion for art, in which he went on to live a life enjoying the pursuit, study and rewards of his passion. She truly enjoyed nurturing his artistic abilities as a child.  After Graduating from Wabash High School, Zachary went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Art, Sculpture, and Woodworking from Southeastern Louisiana University; and then continued his studies at the University of Texas at San Antonio, earning his Master’s in Fine Art. During the completion of his Master’s Degree, Zach was awarded a scholarship at the SRISA School of art in Florence, Italy, where he lived for six months, and studied the variety of art available to see across Italy.

Zach shared his passion for art with students as an instructor at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Zach taught 3-D foundations, molding and sculpture, and helped inspire and cultivate the creative minds of students.

Zachary met the love of his life Casey A. Miller, at a farm in the State of Kansas, during the total solar eclipse of August 21, 2017. It was there that their worlds and lives crossed paths with one another. Zach was later diagnosed with cancer and Casey remained steadfast and alongside Zach throughout his battle. He continued to fight the cancer, never giving up.

Zachary is survived by his wife Casey of Dallas, TX, his mother Shelley Slough (Greg) Jones, of Henderson, KY, his sister Nikki (Shane Goben) Blair, of Henderson, KY.  Zach is also survived by his Uncles Craig (Wendy) Slough, North Manchester, IN, Mike (Kathy) Leckrone, North Manchester, IN, and Mark (Laurie) Leckrone, Columbia City, IN.  He is survived by his Aunts Stacey (Tyrone) Boenker, Decatur, IN, and A.J. Leckrone, Westfield, IN; Grandparents Carol Leckrone, North Manchester, IN, and John (Sandi) Slough, Rotanda West, FL. He is also survived by Mother-in-law Sara (Sam) Criswell, Dallas, TX, Father-in-law Mark Miller, Dallas, TX, Brother-in-law Corey (Danielle) Miller, Dallas, TX; Nephews Hunter and Seth Goben, and Graham Miller.  Surviving Cousins are Tate (Logan), Elizabeth, Chloe, Sophie, Kade. Zachary is preceded in death by one grandparent, Samuel L. Leckrone who passed away on July 31, 2018.

Family and friends may call on December 9, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at Timbercrest Chapel, 2201 East Street, North Manchester, IN 46962. Service following at 1:00 p.m. Pastor Erin Huiras will officiate.

For those who wish to honor the memory of Zachary Slough, memorial contributions can be made to a scholarship fund that has been established in Zach’s name for University of Texas at San Antonio art students to study abroad at the Santa Reparata International School of Art in Florence, Italy. Contributions can be to: Santa Reparata International School of Art, U.S. Admissions Office, Zach Slough Scholarship Fund, 921 S. St Mary’s, San Antonio, Texas 78205. 


Arrangements are entrusted to McKee Mortuary

Donations may be made to:

Zach Slough Scholarship Fund
921 S. St. Mary's, San Antonio TX 78205

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