Jerl D. "Jerry" Slaughter, loving husband, father and grandfather, 84, of Shinnston, died Wednesday, June 12, 2013, in Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg.
He was born Aug. 6, 1928, in Pickens, a son of the late Wilbert T. and Stacy L. Rowan Slaughter.
On Sept. 15, 1950, he married Mary C. DeRico, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Patricia Miller and husband, David, of Metz and Rosalie Boyles and husband, Willy, of Winfield; two sons, Jerl D. Slaughter Jr. of Pursglove and Bob Slaughter and wife, Debbie, of Shinnston; three granddaughters, Shelly Smith and husband, Trey, of Westover, Mandy Warden and husband, Richard, of Hurricane and Amber Penland and husband, Jonathan, of Jacksonville, N.C.; three grandsons, David Miller II of San Diego, Calif., Robert Slaughter II of Osan, Korea, and Jason Smith and wife, Amy, of Clarksburg; honorary grandchildren, Dr. Matt Verona and wife. Susan. of Shinnston; nine great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Fay Slaughter of Buckhannon and Jay Slaughter of Naperville, Ill.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Faith Slaughter; one brother, Buddy Slaughter; and three sisters, Geneva Slaughter, Ruby Daft and Naomi Collins.
Mr. Slaughter served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. during World War II from 1945 to 1948. He loved wood working and hunting. Mr. Slaughter was a section foreman for Consol Energy, and he was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church of Shinnston.
Friends will be received Saturday, June 15, from 5 to 9 p.m. at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with Father Thomas W. Dagle as celebrant. Burial will follow in Sand Run Baptist Cemetery at Excelsior.
A very special thank you to the doctors and staff of the Louis A. Johnston VA Medical Center and also Josh Bosley of Visiting Angels. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.