|Birth: ||Jun. 23, 1995|
|Death: ||Feb. 19, 2012|
Stuart Frederick Sligh Jr., 16, died Saturday, February 18, 2012, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Stuart was born June 23, 1995, in Savannah, Ga. to Mary Brooke Parrott Sligh and Stuart Frederick Sligh. He attended Savannah Country Day School, where he excelled both in academics and athletics. He lettered in varsity football as a freshman. In his sophomore year, he was both starting quarterback and co-captain of the team and received the Most Improved Offense award and the Captain's Award. He was also a valuable member of the varsity baseball team. Stuart was an avid outdoorsman and was never happier than when hunting or fishing with his father. Stuart was a communicant of St. Francis of the Islands Episcopal Church.
He is survived by his parents, Mary Brooke and Stuart Frederick Sligh; and sister, Brooke Wilkinson Sligh; grandmother, Jenny Shearouse Sligh, of Athens, Ga.; grandfather, Jack Parrott and his wife, Annie, of Roanoke, Va.; uncle, Howard Sligh; uncle, Gordon Sligh and wife, Beverly and daughters, Hays and Maggie; uncle, Matt Sligh and wife, Michelle, sons, Charles, Duncan and Matthew and daughter Betsy, all of Athens; uncle, Bart Parrott and wife, Mary Ann, daughters, Julia and Lila and son, Andrew, of Charlottesville, Va.; and uncle, John Parrott and wife, Martha, sons, Hank and Buck and daughter, Eliza, of Roanoke, Va. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Betty Brooke Parrott, his grandfather, Charles Howard Sligh and uncle, Charles Albert Sligh.
Visitation will be at the Demere Gym of Savannah Country Day School on Monday, February 20, 2012 from 5 to 7 p.m.
The funeral will be at historic Christ Church Episcopal at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 21, 2012.
Pallbearers are William Szczecinski, William Woods, Kelly Bouchillon, Jackson Schroeder, Alex Sovchen, Hamilton Pirkle, Wright Wallace and Preston Andrews. Honorary pallbearers are the Savannah Country Day Football team.
A private burial service will be held at Groton Plantation in South Carolina.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Stuart F. Sligh, Jr. Athletic Scholarship Fund, 123 East Charlton Street, Savannah, GA 31401.
Published in Roanoke Times on February 20, 2012
Created by: Randy Shepherd
Record added: Feb 19, 2012
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