The Times West Virginian

June 14, 2013

Jerl ‘Jerry’ Slaughter


Times West Virginian

— Jerl D. “Jerry” Slaughter, loving husband, father and grandfather, 84, of Shinnston, died Wednesday (June 12, 2013) at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg.  

He was born Aug. 6, 1928, in Pickens, a son of the late Wilbert T. and Stacy L. Rowan Slaughter.  

On Sept. 15, 1950, he married Mary C. DeRico, who survives.  

Also surviving are two daughters, Patricia Miller and husband David of Metz, and Rosalie Boyles and husband Willy of Winfield; two sons, Jerl D. Slaughter Jr. of Pursglove, and Bob Slaughter and wife Debbie of Shinnston; three granddaughters, Shelly Smith and husband Trey of Westover, Mandy Warden and husband Richard of Hurricane, and Amber Penland and husband Jonathan of Jacksonville, N.C.; three grandsons, David Miller II of San Diego, Robert Slaughter II of Osan, Korea, and Jason Smith and wife Amy of Clarksburg; honorary grandchildren, Dr. Matt Verona and wife Susan of Shinnston; nine great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Fay Slaughter of Buckhannon and Jay Slaughter of Naperville, Ill.  

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Faith Slaughter; one brother, Buddy Slaughter; and three sisters, Geneva Slaughter, Ruby Daft and Naomi Collins.  

Mr. Slaughter served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during Word War II from 1945 to 1948. He loved woodworking and hunting. Mr. Slaughter was a section foreman for Consol Energy, and he was a member of the St. Ann’s Catholic Church of Shinnston.  

Friends will be received from 5-9 p.m. Saturday at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home in Buckhannon. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with Father Thomas W. Dagle as celebrant. Burial will follow in Sand Run Baptist Cemetery at Excelsior.  

A very special thank you to the doctors and staff of the Louis A. Johnston VA Medical Center and also Josh Bosley of Visiting Angels.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.