TERRE HAUTE —
Patrick Richard “Pat” Slusser, 54, of Terre Haute, passed away April 29, 2013, in the emergency room of Regional Hospital, at 1:47 a.m. He was born April 12, 1959, in Honolulu, the Territory of Hawaii. Pat was an avid NASCAR fan. He also loved fishing, boating, deer, turkey and mushroom hunting, and spending time with family and friends. He was a graduate of Terre Haute South Vigo High School, Class of 1979. Following graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of Carpenters Union Local 133.
Pat is survived by his parents, Jim and Carol (Ryan) Slusser of Terre Haute; two daughters, Adrienne Hayes and husband Jeremy of Brazil, Kelly Slusser and her companion Tony Gabbard of Terre Haute; two sons, Scott Slusser of Everett, Wash., and Henry Corrales of Lake Tahoe, Nev.; his sister, Melinda Rader, whom he called “Mel,” and her husband Keith; six grandsons, Joseph Hayes, Dillon Hayes, Kyle Hayes, Levi Hayes, Dayton Gabbard, and Rylan Gabbard; the mother of his children, Susan Berry; four nephews and their spouses; one niece whom he called “Little Bitty” or “Itty “Bitty” and her fiancé; five great-nephews; six great-nieces; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
He was preceded in death by a son, Tim Berry; and grandparents, George and Ruby Howe Slusser, Elnora Ryan, and Carl and Alma Ryan.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday, May 3, 2013, in DeBaun Springhill Chapel, with Pastor Aaron Wheaton officiating. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery with graveside military rites conducted by VFW 972. Friends may call today, at the funeral home, from 4 to 8 p.m. Online condolences may be offered at: