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Darrell R. Slater

February 21, 1953 ~ June 13, 2019 (age 66)


  Darrell R. Slater, 66, of Ursa died Thursday (June 13, 2019) in Blessing Hospital.

  Born February 21, 1953 in Quincy, Darrell was the son of Robert W. and Cleo Shepherd Slater.  He married Judy E. Christ Brewer on May 2, 1992 in Quincy.  She survives.

  He was a member of the Crossing.  Darrell graduated from Payson-Seymour High school in 1972.  He loved league bowling receiving various awards. He enjoyed attending car shows, drag racing events and watching Nascar.  His favorite drivers were Dale Earnhardt Sr. and the Petty family.

  Darrell was an over the road truck driver for McNay trucking for over 30 years.

  In addition to his wife, Judy, he is survived by, his mother, Cleo Slater Powers; two children, Ivadell Abernathy (Chris) of Clayton and Albert Slater (fiance Jean Strong) of  Newman Grove, NE; three step sons, Troy Brewer of Quincy, David Brewer (Tina) of Loraine, and Brad Brewer of Lima; grandchildren, Conner Abernathy, Joe Tournear, Quinta Spears, Cheyanne Shotkoski, Levi Slater, Brianna Strong, Jaci Strong, Troy Brewer, Richard Brewer, Dusti Brewer, Brady Brewer, Colton Brewer, Ashton Brewer, Dylan Brewer, Matthew Brewer (Amber), Kayla Smith and Alexis Brewer; and several great grandchildren; a brother, Randy Slater (Kay) of Moscow Mills, MO; a sister, Sandy Dietrich (Gary) of Payson; a sister in law, Jean Slater of West Point, IL.  Also surviving are several nieces, nephews and cousins.

  He was preceded in death by his father and one brother, Ronnie Slater.

  Funeral Services will be held Wednesday morning 10:00 AM in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home in Payson with Pastor Walt Wilcoxson officiating.  Burial will be in Payson New Cemetery.

  Visitation will be held on Tuesday evening from 4:00 until 7:00 PM at the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home in Payson. 

  Memorials are suggested to the Blessing Cancer Center or the American Heart Association.  

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