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Rev. Dr. Wayne Slaton

May 25, 1926 ~ March 15, 2017 (age 90)

The Piano Brothers

Rev. Dr. Wayne A. Slaton, 90, died on March 15, 2017.  He lived in Marion, NC for many years before recently moving to Durham, NC.  Wayne was born May 25, 1926 in Greenville, SC to the late Euston Calhoun Slaton and Sina Redden Slaton and grew up in Lincolnton, NC and Chesnee, Chester, and Rock Hill, SC.  Wayne served as a Baptist minister for decades, pastoring churches in Spruce Pine, Bryson City, Wrightsboro, Greensboro, Marion, and Monroe, NC.

 

Wayne loved people.  He loved his family, the congregations he served, and interacting with everyone he met.  Musically gifted, he sang baritone solos in college and during his ministry.  He enjoyed many outdoor activities including fishing, hunting, and golfing.

 

Wayne finished Wingate Jr. College in Wingate, NC, and completed Wake Forest College, where he majored in English and minored in Greek.  He then completed Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.  Always a voracious reader and learner, he later earned a Doctor of Ministry degree.

 

Surviving are twin sons, Jonathan Wayne Slaton and wife Laura Suzanne Caskey Slaton of Durham and Steven Michael Slaton and wife Stefanie Sybil Slaton, nee Klar, of Raleigh; six grandchildren, Mike, Art, Emmy, Jenna, Ty, and Bo Slaton; and a close family friend, Dr. Erhard Klar of Raleigh.  Wayne’s beloved wife of 47 years, Evelyn Hamrick Slaton, preceded him in death on August 26, 1999.

 

Interment will be in Rutherfordton City Cemetery on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. with graveside services conducted by Rev. Josh Hayes.  A memorial service will follow at 2:00 p.m. at Pleasant Gardens Baptist Church with Rev Josh Hayes and Mr. Tony Hollifield officiating.  The family will be available to receive friends immediately following the service.

Memorials may be made to the Evelyn Hamrick Slaton Scholarship Fund at Wesleyan College, 4760 Forsyth Road, Macon, GA  31210-4462.  Westmoreland Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.  


 Service Information

Committal
Saturday
March 18, 2017

10:00 AM
Westmoreland Funeral Home
Marion, North Carolina

Visitation
Saturday
March 18, 2017

1:45 PM to 3:15 PM
Pleasant Gardens Baptist Church
Marion, North Carolina

Memorial Service
Saturday
March 18, 2017

2:00 PM
Pleasant Gardens Baptist Church
Marion, North Carolina


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