Rex Slick

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Rex Slick, a pillar of the Middletown community, generous philanthropist to many causes, local business owner, family man, and special in so many ways to so many people died December 2, 2023 at 99 years young.

Rex, whether through his wise counsel or philanthropy, opened the door to a more rewarding and meaningful existence for many individuals and his community as a whole. These many positive impacts were always accompanied with Rex’s unique ability to remain invisible to all those not directly involved. There are many, many instances in which Rex enabled others to enjoy a happier and more rewarding life through his kindness and generosity without fanfare.

He is survived by his brother, Ralph, daughters, Rexann (James) Fattic, Susan (Larry) Smith, Sandy Painter and Terri (Terry) Reagan; grandchildren, Jessica, Mark, Sarah (Christopher), Bret (Amber), Ben (Dawn), Emily (RJ), Bryce and Kelli (Brian); great grandchildren, Trinity, George, Charlotte, Rex, Daphne, and Cole. Special thanks to the unwavering love & support of his caregiver, Tammy Pyles.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 77 years, June, and son-in-law, Alan “Buck” Painter.

The funeral service for Rex will be held on Saturday, December 9, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at Ballard and Sons Funeral Home, 118 S. 5th St., in Middletown, Indiana with burial to follow at Miller’s Cemetery in Middletown. The visitation will be Friday, December 8, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Ballard and Sons Funeral Home in Middletown. People will be welcomed to share written or impromptu stories during the service. You may also share a memory or express condolences at

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to Middletown Main Street at P.O. Box 123, Middletown, Indiana 47356, for the beautification of Middletown or to Henry County Community Foundation (fund of the donor’s choice) at 700 South Memorial Drive, New Castle, Indiana 47362.