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Samuel Ray Slaughter

October 12, 1932 - March 16, 2023

U.S. Veteran

Viewing will be Noon Friday March 24th at Sweet Home Funeral Chapel. Funeral service will follow at 1pm. Final burial with military honors will be at Gilliland Cemetery. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements. www.sweethomefuneral.com

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Samuel Ray Slaughter, 90, of Sweet Home passed away Thursday. He was born in Stillwater, Oklahoma to Chester Harley and Winnie Mae (Hadlock) Slaughter.

When he was very young his family moved to Hood River. At eight years old they moved back to Glencoe, Oklahoma. He graduated from Glencoe High School in 1950 and then moved to Sweet Home in 1951. Samuel enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1952 serving in Germany. He was Honorably Discharged in 1957. After the service he came to Sweet Home, spent a bit of time in Lebanon and then eventually settled in Sweet Home.

Samuel was a member of the American Legion, Elks, and the Eagles in Albany.

He enjoyed dancing, woodworking, building, fishing and hunting.

Samuel is survived by his son Kinnon and his wife Karen; daughter Linda Pitts all of Sweet Home; grandson Jason and his wife Jehnna Pitts; great grandchildren: Maddy, Frannie and Reagon Pitts all of Gaston; sister Francis Ottum of California.

He was preceded in death by his wife Irene on March 24, 2019; siblings: David, Ralph, Elizabeth, Tressie, Naomi, Lois and Helen.

Viewing will be Noon Friday March 24th at Sweet Home Funeral Chapel. Funeral service will follow at 1pm. Final burial with military honors will be at Gilliland Cemetery. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements. www.sweethomefuneral.com