• Slack and Wallace Funeral Home is family owned and operated by Richard L. Slack and Beth A. Wallace McNearney. The following is the history of the funeral home and how it came into existence.

     Rick and Beth worked together at Schneider-Griffin Funeral Home in Chesapeake, OH, which was founded in 1896 as Schneider Funeral Home by Lesa Schneider Slack’s great grandfather John Edward Schneider. Lesa’s grandfather, Jake Schneider and his brother Bill took over the funeral business in later years. When Bill’s health no longer allowed him to work, he retired and Joe Schneider (Lesa’s father) along with his brother Jay E. Schneider became partners with their father Jake. Upon Jake’s passing, Jay E left the funeral home to pursue dairy farming. This opened a position that was filled by Richard Slack. Rick and Lesa began dating and were married in 1979. Rick became partners with Joe and Lesa’s brother Brian Schneider and the family continued Schneider Funeral Home until Joe became terminally ill. The Schneider family made the difficult decision to sell Schneider Funeral Home to a corporation in 1995, and permanently ended all ties of the Schneider family to Schneider Funeral Home. 

    Rick and Lesa were encouraged by their family and many friends in the tri-state area to begin a much needed funeral home in South Point, OH. In 2011, Slack and Wallace Funeral Home was opened with Beth Wallace as a partner, bringing with it the Schneider family history and artifacts, including  the original horse drawn hearse owned by John Edward Schneider which is proudly displayed inside the front door. The Schneider family’s reputation continues only at Slack and Wallace Funeral  Home where we are proud to serve Lawrence County and the Tri-State area.