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Leonard Kenneth “Mayor” Slatton, 91

Leonard Kenneth “Mayor” Slatton, 91, a Doyle resident and Van Buren County native, was born July 4, 1928 and passed away July 19 at Life Care Center of Sparta following a brief illness.

He was a retired state of Tennessee revenue officer, farmer and school teacher. Mr. Slatton was employed at the Oak Ridge Nuclear Facility during World War II. He enjoyed fishing, riding his four-wheeler around the farm, music and always had a keen interest in the Hatfield’s and McCoy’s feud. He loved living on his knob view farm. He was a member of McElroy Church of Christ and son of the late Kenneth and Violet McCoy Slatton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brother Carl Melton Slatton and granddaughter Jennifer Dawn Slatton.

Mr. Slatton was married Dec. 23, 1947 to Dorothy Mai Slatton, who survives. In addition to his wife, he was survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Jimmy L. and Joan Slatton of Sparta, and Robert K. and Joyce Slatton of Doyle; granddaughter Misty Dawn Slatton of McMinnville; grandson Justin Slatton of Nashville; step-granddaughter Courtney and Matt Daniel of Franklin; step-great-grandchildren Parker and Sawyer Daniel; and many cousins and friends.

Graveside service and interment was held at 5 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at McElroy Cemetery with Doug Goff officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cookeville Regional Cancer Center or your favorite cancer charity. Online condolences may be made at

High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) July 21, 2019