×

McConnell Funeral Home

137 North Main Street, Greenwood, AR

OBITUARY

Danny Joe Slate

July 4, 1947August 9, 2019

Danny Joe Slate, 72, of Huntington, Arkansas passed away Friday, August 9, 2019 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a retired independent truck driver.

A family led memorial service will be 10 a.m., Saturday, August 17 at Westside Pentecostal Church in Huntington. Cremation was under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood.

He is survived by four sons, Daniel Slate of Huntington, Michael Cancel of Fort Smith, Michael Slate of Greenwood and Lucas Slate of Jenny Lind; two daughters, April Slate of Mansfield and Suzan Riccardi Cancel; two brothers, William Slate of Pocola and Dennis Smith of Fort Smith; eight sisters, Nina Cox of Huntington, Carol Lynn of Huntington, Viviene Cumbie of Arkol, Sharion Trantham of Huntington, Maryann Stringer of Huntington, Lisa Buckner of Mountainburg, Dedria Pettus of Huntington and Leonette Hammonds of Mansfield; many grandchildren and several great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Alfred Lee Slate and his mother, Locilla Oleda Needham.

  • FAMILY

  • Mr. Slate is survived by four sons, Daniel Slate of Huntington, Michael Cancel of Fort Smith, Michael Slate of Greenwood and Lucas Slate of Jenny Lind; two daughters, April Slate of Mansfield and Suzan Riccardi Cancel; two brothers, William Slate of Pocola and Dennis Smith of Fort Smith; eight sisters, Nina Cox of Huntington, Carol Lynn of Huntington, Viviene Cumbie of Arkol, Sharion Trantham of Huntington, Maryann Stringer of Huntington, Lisa Buckner of Mountainburg, Dedria Pettus of Huntington and Leonette Hammonds of Mansfield; many grandchildren and several great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Alfred Lee Slate and his mother, Locilla Oleda Needham.

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, August 17, 2019

Memories

Danny Joe Slate

have a memory or condolence to add?

ADD A MEMORY
Rhee Reamy

August 15, 2019

Deepest sympathies to family and friends...
Danny was always a great neighbor over all these many years. Our visits were usually short but were always filled with humor and laughter. Seems like we were always mowing grass at the same time. He would always wave when he was driving by on his bike or car.
We ran into each other at Wal-Mart just last week and he was bumping his cart into mine at the checkout with that big smile. We started laughing again!
Will miss my neighbor, being the good soul he was...
God Bless Danny,
Rhee Reamy

Daniel Slate

August 15, 2019

I miss you like crazy already! I miss the early morning phone calls, when you knew I didn't get up early LOL... i miss you calling me to tell me that you done something to your TV, can i come fix it... i miss you coming by and telling me your cellphone is messed up and you swear you didn't do anything, can i fix it... i Miss our Bike rides together, I miss you!! Until we see each other again in heaven, bye Dad.. :(

Tina Slate

August 15, 2019

Danny joe was my father in law who I absolutely adore. Danny had a very kind soul. He would help anyone he could. Even put himself in a jam. He loves his kids and his presence was know to all. I will miss your drive bys and stop ins for coffee and candy.
I love you so much Danny. I know you are with the lord and that makes me smile.
Love you always❤️❤️❤️

Cindy Slate

August 14, 2019

I KNEW DANNY FOR ALMOST 30 YRS PART OF THOSE I WAS HIS DAUGHTER IN LAW BUT WE HAD SOME GOOD TIMES AND BAD TIMES WE SHARED BUT ALWAYS REMAINED FRIENDS WE ALWAYS CALLED EACH OTHER ON OUR BIRTH DAYS HE WAS A GREAT FATHER INLAW WE STILL HAD OUR TALKS JUST A WEEK AGO ❣ I LOVE YOU DADDYJOE....

Dewayne Hartsell

August 14, 2019

Danny was a man I always enjoyed talking with and he was most respectful and kind to everyone around him. I've not seen him in a few yrs but I was sad to learn of his passing. Sending prayers for all his family.

Janetta Goines

August 13, 2019

I've known Danny most of my life but haven't seen or talked with him in MANY year's. To the family and loved ones .....HE WILL BE MISSED THIS I KNOW but keep in MIND and HEART, OUR LORD HAS GIVEN US A TIME Line before HE CALLS us HOME to those of us that leave it's a GLORIOUS moment , to us left behind it's sorrowful grieve as we must but also CELEBRATE his new BIRTH in GOD'S HEAVENLY HOME.

sue turner

August 13, 2019

I always liked Danny,he was the same every time you saw him,,went to church with him on Westside a long time,he was a good man,he will be missed by many,much love to all his family & prayers for comfort.

Gary Turner

August 12, 2019

From 1954 till now a great friend.

Jud Helms

August 12, 2019

Love you Gpa. You are the only one I have ever known or was old enough to know or remember. An I was able to grow up an be around for many many years. You always treated me an others as your own. Gonna miss you very much . So many memories together. Years an Years. You beat all odds years back When it wasn’t your time an fought an fought to continue on your journey. Your time has come now as bad as me or anyone else hates to say it. You are better now. No more pain and suffering. I know you’ll Watch over each an every one of us. R.I.P Grandpa R.I.L

Brenda Sharp

August 12, 2019

Troy and I are so very sorry for your loss. We really liked Danny. Your family has our deepest sympathy in your loss. Danny always would stop and chat with me a long time at Dollar General. He loved to talk about his motorcycle and how he loved to ride it.

FROM THE FAMILY