David Allen Slocum, son of the late Jean and Harold Slocum, passed away in his home in Longwood, Florida on September 5, 2021. He lived 11+ happy and healthy years after his initial cancer diagnosis.
David was born on September 3, 1952 in Hartford Connecticut. He grew up in Hollywood (Lake Forest), Florida playing drums, surfing, and enjoying life. He had a kind spirit and always went out of his way to help others. He was someone who was a friend to everyone he met and his friends and family stayed close throughout his entire life!
After graduating high school he enlisted in the Navy where after fierce competition he served his country as lead drummer for his full four years. It was amazing to see him perform a variety of music with other very talented musicians, especially with the Navy Rock Band. They played at a recruiting event at our hometown high school, South Broward High and they really rocked!
While in the Navy in Orlando Dave met his (former) wife Anne Slocum of Longwood, Florida and they have a daughter, Laura Slocum Park of Longwood, Florida. He was a loving, dedicated and fun part of their lives always! Laura and Dave were very close and her friends loved being around him too.
Dave enjoyed a great career with Publix for over 45 years and besides the Navy, Publix was his only employer. He helped many others advance their careers and was loved by so many of the Publix family as well as customers who enjoyed talking with him often!
Towards the end of his Publix career Dave returned to his motorcycle roots. He was an avid Harley Davidson rider and took a lot of pride in his 3 bikes. He traveled to Sturgis and many other locations with his long time companion and co-pilot Cheryl Eisenacher, also of Longwood, Florida. They explored many beautiful places through the years. He loved ocean and discovering rock bands along the way! Dave will be greatly missed by his many biker friends, especially his best riding buddy Jimmy McGovern who is like family.
In Dave’s final days he was surrounded by love and nurturing from his favorite girls Cheryl Eisenacher, sisters Debbie Slocum Brady and Susan Slocum Petrie, Laura Slocum Park and Anne Slocum. We are all heartbroken.
Due to the current conditions, the celebration of life will be planned at a later time. If you would like to be notified of the celebration please send an email to:
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