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November 08, 2012
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
November 08, 2012
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.
October 24, 2012
God Bless you in the heaven, he was a successful sportman
October 23, 2012
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)

ms.mebane
October 22, 2012
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.
October 22, 2012
Words are difficult to find when someone so full of love and extremely special as Mr. Martin leaves this world.
May God Bless Y'all today and always!
October 22, 2012
I tried to teach my college teams the way Slater Martin played and coached his teams. To be agressive. He was a great player and coach but an even better man.
October 22, 2012
My husband,Vilbry White,and Slater first met while playing on the UT basketball team in the late 40's. Slater was fresh out of his stint in the service and Vilbry a letterman who was the youngest member of the team, due to so many returning veterans. He took Vilbry under his wing and they became good friends. They remained so until the end of their lives. Vilbry passed away less than two months ago. While he was hospitalized, Slater talked with him almost every day to "see how he was doing". Although Slater himself was ill, he attended my husband's furneral. When I spoke with him later on the phone, he apologized for not staying longer, but had a doctor's appointment to keep. How typical of him to make the effort to come at all. During the last few years, the two of them met frequently at our home to share tales of the old days. They also spent many hours at Willie G's with Vilbry's sons-in-law and brothers, regaling all present with the stories of their youth. Slater had a prodigious
memory and we were always amazed that he could recall such detailed events of the past. Always kind, unassuming, as well as entertaining, much of what he had to say was self-deprecating and hilarious. He shall be sorely missed. I like to think that he and my husband are together again, free of worldly pain, and continuing their close friendship in heaven. May God bless them both. Alta White
October 22, 2012
To the Martin family: I pray God's comfort and strength is yours. Slater was one of the nicest individuals I have ever known, and the list is not long. RIP Slater.

Josie Aguilar
JDHS Alumni member
October 22, 2012
JUST WANTED TO LET YOU, HENRY-BECKY AND ALLAN KNOW THAT OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU. LOVE TINA AND STEVE BRADY

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