CPT. William Thomas Slaughter, USA Retired|
Lexington Park, MD - CPT. William Thomas "Tom" Slaughter, USA Retired, 67, passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014 peacefully at his home in Lexington Park, MD. He was born April 11, 1947 in Newport News, VA.
Tom graduated with a degree in Business from the University of Southern Mississippi. He served in the US Army for over 22 years, retiring as a Captain. He was a logistics analyst for nearly 20 years at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station, and was a life member and past President of the Optimist Club of St. Mary's and a member of the VFW Post 2632.
He was preceded in death by his father, William R. Slaughter, and his brother Ronald W. Slaughter. Survived by his devoted and loving "Shirley Girl" (Shirley Jones), his children, Sean T. Slaughter of New Jersey, Kelly D. Slaughter (granddog Brody) of North Carolina, Michael D. Valente (Tabitha) of Oregon, Kent L. Valente of Oregon, Tiffany D. Belleavoine (David) of Maryland, his mother Fay E. Gwaltney-Lemmlie of Virginia, his sister Pamela C. Slaughter (Berty) of Belgium, and his grandchildren, Maximillian, Callie, Timothy, Draiden, Ethan, Azaria, Amelia and Carter.
Tom loved his country, his family, the Washington Redskins, crabbing, and his two cats, Tigris and Euphrates. He was an honorable man, loving father and grandfather, who will live always in the hearts of many.
Family will receive friends on Friday, April 25, from 5 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. A time for remembrances will be held at 7 p.m. Cemetery services will be at Arlington National Cemetery at a date to be determined.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that contributions be made to the Lexington Park Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 339, Lexington Park, MD 20653.
Condolences to the family may be made at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
Published in The Virginian Pilot on Apr. 25, 2014