Dennis Wayne Slayton
November 20, 1953 – November 16, 2018
Funeral services for Dennis W. Slayton will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 20, 2018, at Centuries Memorial Chapel with Rev. Steve Casey officiating. Internment will follow. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 19, 2018 at the funeral home. Dennis was born November 20, 1953 in Shreveport, La. and went to be with the Lord on November 15, 2018. After attending Woodlawn High School, he worked as a “roadie,” and later as a deckhand and Second Mate for Flowers Transportation and Continental Cargo. He served aboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVN-69 as a quartermaster, master helmsman. He was employed at Libbey Glass for 28 years and served as a union steward and chief steward in 1996, AFGWU and USW 711-T Union. Dennis had a new joke (or 10) every time you saw him. He had a brilliant mind with a lightning-quick wit that he inherited from his mother. He was intent on leaving you laughing, as he always did. One of his favorite sayings in life was, “Don’t do anything your spirit can’t kill,” and he lived his life accordingly. Dennis played bass guitar in several local bands throughout the years. Some of his happiest memories were spent with his bandmates, especially his friends, Mike Starks, Bob Yeager and Jay King. He was a loyal friend, devoted son, proud uncle, and a beloved brother/best friend. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leon and Virginia Slayton, brother, Larry Slayton, and best friend, Tar Baby. He is survived by his twin sister, Denise Shofner (Ricky), and brother, Greg Slayton; several nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews, one special great, great niece; aunts, uncles, and numerous cousins. Honoring Dennis as pallbearers are, Richard Freeman, Jay King, Evan Shofner, Ricky Shofner, Sean Slayton, Mike Starks and Don Taylor. The family would like to give a special thanks to Dr. Donald Elmajian and Dr. Phillip Kinnebrew for their care. Happy birthday in Heaven, brother. It will always be “ours.”
- Denise Shofner and husband Ricky, Twin Sister
- Greg Slayton, Brother
- Olon Leon Slayton, Father
- Virgina Davis Slayton, Mother
- Larry Slayton, Brother
- Tar Baby, Best Friend
- He is also survived by several nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews, one special great-great niece; aunts, uncles, and numerous cousins.
- Jay King
- Richard Freeman
- Evan Shofner
- Ricky Shofner
- Sean Slayton
- Mike Starks
- Don Taylor
- Visitation Monday, November 19, 2018
- Celebration of Life Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Dennis Wayne Slayton
November 21, 2018
Dear Denise and Greg and friends,
So sorry to hear of this loss, Lots of memories just raced in my mind, when Elaine texted me about Dennis. He was a great musician and friend. Saw him last at Claude Kings home.
November 19, 2018
Denise and Greg,
I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that my heart goes out to you. I have fond memories of Dennis and all of your family when we were all young and still in school.
Words cannot express the sorrow when we lose someone we love so much. Praying that God be with you all.
Elaine (Patrick) Ewing