Saturday, March 17, 2007

Obituary of John R. (Skip) Slade (1937-2007)

Mr. John R. (Skip) Slade

Mar 13, 2007 - 09:39:00 pm CDT

Yanceyville, NC - It is with profound sorrow we announce the death of Mr. John R. (Skip) Slade, Sr. 69, of 1525 S. Main St., Suncrest Apt. 103, who died Monday, March 5, 2007 at his residence.

John was a native of Caswell County, NC. He was born to the late Willie Slade and Mary Gunn Slade April 13, 1937. He was a member of Blackwell Baptist Church.

Before retirement, John worked with Doggett Construction in Summerfield, NC as a contractor.

He was preceded in death by five brothers, Willie O. Slade, Theotis Slade, Willie Slade, Jr. Detroy Slade, Julius Brack, and one sister Adell Graves.

His survivors are : one son, Dr. John R. Slade, Jr. (Pamela) of Winston Salem, NC; one daughter, Mrs. Pamela Douglas (Edgar) of Yanceyville, NC; two brothers, Mr. Ervin Slade (Viola) of Greensboro, NC, and Roy Slade (Dorothy) of Yanceyville, NC; three sisters, Mrs. Virginia S. Watkins of Danville, Va. Mrs. Maggie S. Graves (Freddie) of Yanceyville, NC, and Mrs. Clayren Saunds (Vincent) of New York; one special grandson, Jon Christopher Slade of Winston Salem; a special care giver, Mrs. Evon Russell; a close friend, Isaiah Long; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A funeral services for Mr. John R. Slade, Sr. was held Friday, March 9, 2007 at 2:00 pm at Blackwell Missionary Baptist Church with interment in the church cemetery. Pastor Everett Dickerson, presided and Minister James Graves delivered the Eulogy.

Funeral arrangements for Mr. John R. Slade, Sr. were entrusted to Fulton Funeral Home, 219 Dillard School Dr. Yanceyville, NC.

Source: Obituary of John R. (Skip) Slade (1937-2007) (The Caswell Messenger, 13 March 2007).

John R. Slade had the nickname "Skip." His brother Roy went by the nickname "Scoot." Another brother was called "Snap."

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