May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
It can be so hard to face the first year without your loved one, but the love of family and friends can carry you through.
God Bless you in the heaven, he was a successful sportman
To the Martin family, so sorry for your loss.Please accept my condolences.Know that God Almighty,has invited us to be guests' in his tent,for times indefinite.He has said that we could take refuge in the concealment of his wings.(pslm.61:4)
My dad, Vilbry White was a former teammate at UT in the '40s. The two of them remained close friends until Vilbry passed away at age 84, a couple of months ago. It always struck me how quiet and unassuming Slater was, given his previous fame in the sports world. He and my dad seemed to care about each other like brothers.
I was fortunate to have accompanied my dad and Slater at the luncheon at UT celebrating the occasion of the retirement of Slater's jersey. As a UT basketball season ticket holder, I have smiled proudly when the video screen flashes his photo during the montage of great UT basketball moments. I also make a point of revering the 1947 banner at every game. This year will be especially poignant, now that both Slater and Vilbry are in heaven.
May Slater's family find great comfort in knowing the wonderful impact he had on so many people throughout his life.