McMinnville resident and Warren County native Jack Love Slatton, 82, was born Dec. 2, 1928 and died July 3 at the VA Medical Center in Nashville following a brief illness.
A retired employee of Century/ Magnetek, a United States Army veteran of Korea, and a member of the Church of Christ, he was the son of the late Dewey and Willie Sanders Slatton. Mr. Slatton was an active member of the VFW Post 5064 where he served on the Honor Guard. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Grey Slatton.
He was married Nov. 28, 1953 to Maxine Evans Slatton of McMinnville. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Kreta Slatton of McMinnville; two grandchildren, Sallie and Issac Slatton of McMinnville; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Fletcher and Peggy Slatton of Nashville, Jim and June Slatton, and Billy Joe and Joy Slatton, all of McMinnville; two sisters, Lady Ruth Veach and Patsy Austin, both of McMinnville; sisters-in-law, Judy Cunningham, Diane Templeton and Shirley Evans, all of McMinnville; brother-in-law, Fred Evans of McMinnville; special friend, Shirley Wilson of McMinnville, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. today in High’s Chapel with Titus Ward officiating. Burial will follow at Gardens of Memory with full military honors administered by the VFW Post 5064 and American Legion Post 173. Visitation will be held from noon until time of service today at High’s. Memorial contributions may be made to the VFW and American Legion Honor Guard c/o High’s.
High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) July 6, 2011