Timothy Sligh

Resided in Rapid River, MI
Died December 23, 2022

Timothy Allen Sligh of Rapid River, Michigan lost his battle with stomach cancer and went to be with the Lord on December 23, 2022.


Timmy Toes, as he was affectionately nicknamed by his parents Allen and Norma Sligh and Timbo by his siblings was born on December 15, 1955, in Greenville, South Carolina. Tim had the privilege of living all over the world in places like Puerto Rico, Taiwan, Panama and Okinawa, Japan as a military brat and a preacher’s kid.


Tim was a sweet, compassionate, giving person who brought joy and laughter to the people in his life. Even to the end he was encouraging others, joking, and making his family, the nursing staff and others around him laugh. While Tim enjoyed camping and loved playing board games, cards and video games, once he discovered Bingo, that became his passion. He and his neighbor, Barbara played Bingo several times a week. Despite his pain, twelve days before he passed, Tim played Bingo for the final time and was ecstatic when he won $200. Now that’s passion!


In his later years, Tim met the love of his life, Shirley Larson and they spent many loving years together travelling, fishing and building a life together until she succumbed to lung cancer in 2018. While Tim never had children of his own, he was loved by numerous nephews and a niece who filled that void as well as being entertained by two “kitties” that he loved dearly and doted on.


Tim was preceded in death by his oldest brother, Allen D. Sligh III who died in Okinawa, Japan at the age of four and his parents, Rev. Allen and Norma Sligh and his beloved Shirley Larson.


Tim is survived by:

his sister, Mary (Dan) Mouw of Chattanooga, TN

3 brothers: Rev. Charles (Susan) Sligh of Schlammersdorf, Germany

Stephen Sligh of Gulf Breeze, FL

David (Marie) Sligh of Mabank, TX


Additionally, Tim is survived by his niece, Elizabeth Mouw and nephews: Jeremy Mouw, Isaiah Mouw, Zack Mouw, Daniel Mouw, Michael Sligh, Ryan Sligh, Brandon Sligh, Chris Sligh, Jon Sligh and (USAF) Msgt. Allen Sligh. Also, Tim’s special and dear friend Barbara Kossow as well as numerous cousins and friends throughout the world.


Tim’s family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the entire staff at Christian Park Village for their compassion, professionalism, support and caring ways.

3 Tributes for “Timothy Sligh

    It was a privilege to have you as my brother, Timbo. You were a kind, caring soul who always made all of us laugh. You were one of the few people I have known who loved life to its fullest. You found joy and happiness with ease. I am so thankful I was able to visit with you before you went up to heaven to be with mom and dad. I will miss our frequent talks and I will miss when you would call me and ask “guess what it’s doing right now?” and then tell me it’s snowing. You impacted my life for sure and I will forever be grateful. Even though I will miss you a whole lot, I am so thankful you are not suffering anymore.

    Tim was as a kind and caring uncle. He was generous with his time and with his money, and though he never could afford much, he was always willing to give what he had. A loving individual with a great sense of humor, Tim enjoyed joking with and playfully teasing his nephews. His machine-gun laugh was infectious, and it never failed to make others laugh right along with him.

    Uncle Timmy Toes, you were the closest family member to me outside my immediate family. Growing up, my brothers and I loved going to your house because we always had so much fun with you! Also, staying with you meant we could have all the junk food we wanted! I loved playing Kirby’s Epic Yarn, Donkey Kong 64, and Smash Brothers together. Even though we spent a lot of time together, I always wanted to spend more time with you, and I pretty sure you wanted the same too. I loved going on hikes in Lookout Mountain Tennessee with you, including most recently Rock City in 2021. I’m very grateful that you showed me all the beautiful sights of the Upper Peninsula when I came to visit in May 2022. I loved eating cold smoked whitefish with you on a lopsided dock in Munising, looking across Lake Superior in the rain. You never had many things, but you had so much to offer, and you generously and selflessly offered it to anyone in your life. Especially your nephews.

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