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Robert Thomas “Bob” Slusser Sr.

co-owner/co-manager of Nicely Funeral Home, Clifton Forge, Virginia, died November 4, 2012, at age 88. Slusser served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II in the Pacific Theater, achieving the rank of Infantry Corporal. He was wounded in Guam and recovered in Saipan. He then received a bullet wound from a Japanese soldier on Okinawa 13 days after the invasion of Okinawa. He was twice a recipient of the Purple Heart. After the war, Slusser moved to Clifton Forge and became a parts manager for Woods Chevrolet. He married Nancy Nicely, whose father owned and operated Nicely Funeral Home and then graduated from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. He received his license in 1951 and worked for more than 60 years as a Virginia funeral director and embalmer. He was a member of Burnside-Carpenter VFW Post #4299. He is survived by son Robert “Tommy” Jr. and two grandchildren.