Charles Davis Vanderslice, 1929-2022


Charles Davis Vanderslice passed away on April 27, 2022 at age 93. He was born to Thomas and Ollie Vanderslice in Alba. He graduated from Southern Methodist University and earned a master of religious education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Charles married Dorcille Jones in 1956, the same year he founded Richardson Heights Baptist Church, where they served together for 18 years. He then worked for Dallas Baptist University, the Stewardship Commission, Guidestone Financial Resources, and was an interim pastor for over 25 churches. Charles is survived by Dorcille Vanderslice, his wife of 66 years; son, David and his wife Carol; daughter, Denise Schramm and her husband Tim; son, Doug and his wife Angela; son, Don; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Visitation is scheduled for Saturday, May 7, 2022 from 10-11 a.m. at First Baptist Church, Mineola. Funeral service will follow visitation at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 7, 2022, and a memorial at The Heights Church in Richardson at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 10, 2022.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Charles and Dorcille Vanderslice Scholarship Fund at Baylor University.