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James William Slaton
June 19, 1956 ~ January 25, 2024 (age 67) 67 Years Old
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James William Slaton, 67 of White Plains passed away Thursday, January 25, 2024, at Heartford House Hospice in Owensboro. Born June 19, 1956, in Elkhart, IN, to William Ross and Dorothy Louise (Harris) Slaton. He graduated high school at South Hopkins in 1974, and later took college classes through Cowley County Community College in Kansas. In 1981, he married his lovely bride, Jane Erlene (Whiting) of Cedar Rapids, IA. Throughout his career, he worked as a wastewater treatment technician and later in boiler maintenance, retiring in 2000 from Cessna Aircraft in Wichita, KS.
James loved many things in life: the night sky, Superhero movies and Westerns, horse racing, Diet Mt. Dew, his family dog Dolly… but there was nothing he loved more than his family- his wife, his three girls, and his three grandkids. His marriage to his dear wife, Jane brought his life peace and purpose. James delighted in his children and their many accomplishments. He was always quick with a “Dad Joke” or a witty comment. In recent years, as his grandkids became older, he was fond of giving “Papaw Advice”, and loved spending time at home with all of his family gathered near. He took much pride in his extended family and was keen on discussing the Slaton family history. James was a member of The River and always enjoyed the spirited worship, sound preaching, and the fellowship of his friends there. He had a deep desire to know and understand the Lord and wanted to encourage others to do the same. His family hopes he will be remembered as a man of great faith, wisdom, compassion and kindness, and most of all, a man who honored his family with the gift of unconditional love. To honor James, his family would love everyone to wear their favorite Superhero or plaid shirt for the Celebration of Life Service.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Michael Slaton; and sisters, Latonia Slaton, Shirlyn Stephens, and Patti Slaton.
Survived by his wife of 42 years, Jane Slaton; three daughters, Jamie Slaton of White Plains, Jennifer (Peyton Haggan II) Slaton of Madisonville, and Joy Slaton of White Plains; his beloved grandchildren, Peyton Haggan III, Nevaeh Haggan, and Amaya Haggan; sister, Susan Cotton of White Plains; two brothers, Tim (Robin) Slaton of White Plains, and Richard (Patti) Slaton of Auburn; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends from all over the country.
Celebration of Life service will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, February 3, at Bandy Funeral Home in Nortonville with Pastor Howard Jones officiating. Burial will follow at Bethlehem Cemetery in Madisonville. Visitation will begin at 11:00am until service time at the funeral home.