Rodney A. Slechter

May 31, 1971 - February 1, 2021
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Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.
Christine Chandler
Michelle Hardesty
Angela Farmer
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Tammy Sprague
Christine Driggers
Terry and Linda Boop
Heather Courtney


Rodney A. Slechter, age 49 of Lima, passed from this life on Monday, February 1, 2021 at approximately 12:15 a.m. He was born in Lima, Ohio on May 31, 1971 to David and Karen Volbert Slechter who survive in Lima. He is also survived by his wife of 27 years Mendy Spicer.

He had worked Allied Environmental Services, Interdyne Environmental Services and AA Liquid Waste all of Lima. Although he faced a myriad of challenges in his life, he had a gift of making friends everywhere he went. He was a kind and selfless individual who was always willing to help others. He especially loved his role as a Papaw to his granddaughter Payton. Rodney had a vivacious personality and always made people around him laugh.

He loved to fish, and always talked about his fishing trips with his Grandpa Volbert and how his Grandpa Slechter taught him how to repair lawn movers at 7 years old. Those times were special to him. He also enjoyed cooking, he called himself a Master Chef, (but that was debatable). LOL

His family loved him dearly and he will be sadly missed by all.

Also surviving are his children – Makayla ‘Baby Girl’, Matthew Slechter, Joseph Slechter and Jessie Chandler; his siblings – Renee’ Slechter of Lima; Brad Slechter of Delphos and Craig (Sherri) Slechter of Lima; a niece – Paige and nephew – Ty; 3 great nieces – Piper, Remi, and Reese; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services will begin 4:00 p.m., Friday, February 5, 2021 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville where there will be a time of sharing memories of Rodney.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 – 4:00 p.m., Friday, February 5th at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family.

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Date: Friday, February 5, 2021

Time: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806

Service Information

Date: Friday, February 5, 2021

Time: 4:00 pm

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806


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Born: May 31, 1971
Died: February 1, 2021

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Christine Chandler posted on 2/8/21

I remember when you showed up on my grandparents front doorstep for our first date with a single red rose and a bug cheeky grin. I will miss that grin.


James, Lisa Carter, Jordyn, Jameson, Ali and O'Dell posted on 2/5/21

Out since and up most sympathy with you and the family! We love you all and will continue to pray for God's healing and love .


Felecia posted on 2/5/21

We will miss you .. Tho we saw you once about three weeks ago at velero,we never thought it would be the last time we would ever talk with you again.and now your gone ,we won't forget you . love you tyre Jackson and Felecia Ramsey .


Gale Boop posted on 2/5/21

I was saddened to hear of your passing Rod. 😔 I remember watching Makayla and Matt for y'all when I was a kid and they were little. My condolences and prayers are with Mendy, your kids, and the rest of your family.


Jennifer Kline posted on 2/5/21

I love you brother and we will all see you again. I am still not believing this! It's not fair! You was a wonderful husband and boy did you love the grandbabies. I really just can't believe this... You will be missed and we all love you...


Sheryl Alexander posted on 2/4/21

My prayers are with you Dave & Karen, it is soo very hard to lose a child (at any age). Sending my love and hugs to you!! God bless you with his comfort and peace!!


Diaz posted on 2/4/21

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time you guys are my 2nd family nothing but love for all of you and man Rodney could always make me laugh and was a good guy I will miss you man RIP and God speed to you.


Michelle Hardesty posted on 2/4/21

Buddy I know you're dancing now. Enjoy and we will meet again soon. Rip my friend.


Angela Farmer posted on 2/4/21

He always had a way to make you laugh. Rest In Peace my friend.


Blake posted on 2/4/21

I didn’t know Rodney as well as others , but one thing I do know is he had the Slechter heart. That’s enough for me to know just how amazing he was. I am so sorry to the entire Slechter family for your loss .. Rip Rodney, I promise to be here for your family , I know that would be what you wanted .


Don Slechter posted on 2/4/21

It's hard to give condolences to the family when your part of the family. No one should lose a child before they go. RIP Rodney you were loved and will be missed. Uncle Don


Scott s posted on 2/3/21

Prayers for all Rod you was a one of a kind there to help and def didn't kno a stranger and a very giving young man fly high dude fly high


Shannon posted on 2/3/21

I'm sadden by your lose Rodney, you were one of a kind, always a sincere genuine guy, we had lots of laughs and deep talks. I have and always will think back on those times.


Don Webb posted on 2/3/21

I am so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family. Don and Shawnna


Tammy Sprague posted on 2/3/21

Wish I could have known him. Tammy


Hannah posted on 2/3/21

I hope the Spicer family is okay during this time.. i love you guys.


Christine Driggers posted on 2/3/21

I never met Rodney but i love my cousin Susie. I pray for comfort and healing from this loss. I can only imagine how devastating this must be. My heart breaks for you and your family. May God bring light put of your darkness. I am so sorry i am unable to attend the services but you are in my heart.


Mary Jane Edwards posted on 2/3/21

Rod man I can't believe you have left this world it's a night mare miss you coming over every day making us laugh.you are truly missed so much by myself and Brenda..rest easy my friend my heart is heavy..we love you buddy..


Terry and Linda Boop posted on 2/3/21

So very sorry for your loss. Our prayers for strength are with you


Barbara WEST posted on 2/3/21

We are praying for you during this time of grieving. It's a hard road to walk. May your memories be sweet. Love and prayers Dave and Barb West


Cassie posted on 2/3/21

Was a very funny upbeat guy, cant believe youre just gone, was just listening to you sing peyton happy birthday, cause matt and I had our baby's the same day, I'm so sorry for the family, but also very sorry to the ones I still hold very dear to my heart, mendy, makayla and matt, I hope peace surrounds all of you. 💔💔 until we meet again


Heather Courtney posted on 2/3/21

You will be very missed! Heaven just gained a true soldier.


Barbara Pinney posted on 2/2/21

Craig, Sherri and family...hoping you can find peace in your hearts. What a young man to be lost. Treasure the memories 🙏


Julie Dworetsky Jordan posted on 2/2/21

So very sorry for your loss. No words can come for you but I pray You can find peace knowing how much others care and are praying for you all to heal. Lots of love.


Jennifer Darlington posted on 2/2/21

Rodney had the best personality! Charming and funny! He always could make me laugh! He loved his family so much!!!


Lesley posted on 2/2/21

I’m so sorry for everyone’s loss. Rod was a excellent individual and had so much love for everyone and everything. He will definitely be missed.


Cortney spicer posted on 2/2/21

RIP Its so hard to believe you're gone we will miss you so much!


Makayla posted on 2/2/21

I miss you daddy so much I wish this was all just a nightmare