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Lewis Reeder Slocum, Jr.

February 22, 1922 — August 12, 2023


Lewis Reeder Slocum, Jr.



Lewis R. Slocum Jr. ended his journey through life on August 12, 2023, at the age of 101.  A lifelong Ewing resident, he began and ended this journey where it all began - in the home where he was born.

The son of the late Lewis R. Slocum Sr. and Ethel Blackford Slocum, Lewis is predeceased by his wife , Emma Topley Slocum and three sisters, Marion, Cora and Ethel. He leaves three daughters Lou Ann (Geoffrey), Deborah (Jude), Sharon (Bill), a son Lewis R. III "Chip" (Cathy), five grandchildren Kevin (Kim), Emily (Chase) Lewis R. IV "Chip" (Sara), Shawn (Allison) and Daniel (Rachel), 7 great-grandchildren and several nieces. 

Lewis was a veteran of the Army Air Force serving over 2 years in Africa and Italy during World War II. He was President of Brookfield Bowl, Inc. (Slocum's Bowling Center) and active in the local and state bowling industry as a member of the Mercer County Bowling Association, holding offices of Secretary and President and was inducted into their Hall of Fame.  He was the Secretary for the NJ State Bowling Association where he was proudly voted "Proprietor of the Year" in 1967.   Active in his community, Lewis  was a life member of the the Pennington Road Fire Company, American Legion Post #314, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #7298, and the Ewing Athletic Club - of which he was past President.  He held memberships in the Ewing Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 83, the Mercer County Bowling Association Hall of Fame as well as the Mercer County Softball Hall of Fame.  

Private services will be held under the direction of Blackwell Memorial Home.  In lieu of flowers, Lewis requested that you consider a donation to The Shriners Hospital for Children P.O. Box 8928, Topeka, KS  66608-9809 or the charity of your choice.

The Slocum family is especially grateful to Nurse Kelly and Aide Treena at Serenity Hospice and Abbi-Ann and In-home Aide Evonn at Abbi-Ann's Dynamic Care for their dedication in providing Lewis with compassionate care, kindness, dignity and respect.

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