Family and friends of the longest serving Clay County employee, Dan Slagle, are looking back on his life today after he passed away over the weekend.
For more than three decades Dan Slagle worked at the Clay County Courthouse, but he was known for being dependable, accommodating and even a jokester.
And that is how those who knew him best are remembering him today.
“He was a person that practices what he preached,” Clay County Sheriff Kenny Lemons said.
“Professional and knowledgeable,” Dan’s cousin Seth Sagle said.
“He was a giving person, caring he was honest,” Dan’s cousin George Slagle said.
Following his passing on Sunday, family and friends of former Clay County District Clerk Dan Slagle are remembering his life.
“I first met Dan in 1993, Dan Slagle did not have an enemy in this world, there’s not a person out there that ever heard him say a cross word to anyone,” Lemons said.
In 1979, Slagle filled his late father’s unexpired term as District Clerk and served the county until his retirement in 2016.
“He was a good clerk, working with him things were always ready for court,” former District Judge Frank Douthitt said.
Slagle also followed in his father’s footsteps by joining the Henrietta Volunteer Fire Department.
“He was serious about the fire department,” Chief of Henrietta Volunteer Fire Department Jimmy Obermier said.
“Dan taught us a lot, Dan trained us a lot he was specifically our training officer years,” Henrietta Volunteer Firefighter Greg Borgman said.
“We fought a lot of fire together and it was very comforting to turn around and see that he was the one behind you that was gonna be backing you up,” Firefighter Rick Langford said.
Family, friends and former colleagues are hoping community members remember him as who he was and how he lived his life rather than how he departs in death.
“He will be greatly missed,” Obermier said.
Funeral services have not yet been set for Stagle, we will have those details once they become available to us.