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Robert Earl Slater

July 12, 1935 June 4, 2019
Robert Earl Slater
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Obituary for Robert Earl Slater

It is with sadness and yet great joy in Christ, we announce the passing of Robert “Earl” Slater. He was 83 years young, and is survived by his daughter Christy Slater-Tome, his son-in-law Chris Tome, and the apples of his eyes, his two grandchildren Karissa and Jakob Tome. He was preceded in death by his best friend, wife and lifelong companion of 58 years, Fay Slater.
Born in Great Depression-era West Virginia, Robert started delivering papers in Switzer at age seven, and he never stopped working to help support his family, and also to help others in his community. Earl, as he liked to be called, spent most of his life in the Logan, West Virginia area with a couple exceptions; he was part of the original Corvette production line in the early 1950’s in Detroit, MI. Earl also served as a Sargent and tank operations instructor in the US Army in Fort Knox, Kentucky.
Staying true to his roots, Earl returned to his birthplace to eventually found and run Guyan Valley Mine Supply, and was also the owner/operator of the Slater-Gilliam Funeral Home for many years.
When not watching the Cincinnati Reds or any number of other sports which were his passion, he enjoyed spending time with his grandkids, collecting classic cars and other Americana, and giving to others in his community. Earl was a part of The Church of God for many years, and was a good and God-fearing man.
Friends may call on the family from 11-1 on Saturday, June 8 at Switzer Church of God in Switzer, WV. A committal will take place at the Highland Memory Gardens Mausoleum June 8, 2019 at 2pm with brother Denny Lambert Jr. officiating. Honaker Funeral Home In Logan is in charge of the arrangements.


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Visitation

Saturday

8

Jun

11:00 AM 6/8/2019 11:00:00 AM - 1:00 PM 6/8/2019 1:00:00 PM
Switzer Church of God

Route 44
Switzer, WV 25347

Switzer Church of God
Route 44 Switzer 25347 WV
United States

Graveside

Saturday

8

Jun

2:00 PM 6/8/2019 2:00:00 PM
Highland Memory Gardens

42 Highland Memory Lane
Godby, WV 25547

Highland Memory Gardens
42 Highland Memory Lane Godby 25547 WV
United States

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Highland Memory Gardens Final Resting Place

42 Highland Memory Lane
Godby, WV 25547

42 Highland Memory Lane Godby 25547 WV
United States
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