Funeral services for Mr. John E. "Jr." Slade II will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, 2015 in the chapel of Golden Funeral Home with Rev. Lloyd Townsend and Bro. Tim Post officiating. Interment will follow in Start Cemetery under the direction of Golden Funeral Home.
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Mr. Slade was an ordained Baptist minister and a retiree of International Paper Company. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church and a Korean War Veteran. He also was the 1950 Mississippi State Golden Gloves Champion, loved to umpire Dixie Majors Baseball, loved to play the guitar and harmonica and writing songs. He was known for his peppers, pepper sauce and pepper jelly.
Mr. Slade, is preceded in death by his wife, Jo Ann Temple Slade; parents, John E. Slade I and Alma Townsend Slade; brothers, Scotty A. Slade, Carley Slade; sisters, Mildred Slade Murphy, Elizabeth Slade; and son-in-law, Rickey Lewis.
Mr. Slade, is survived by his wife, Sherry McGee Slade; two daughters, Cathy Jo Slade Lewis and Carol J. Slade Redden and husband Harvey W. Redden Jr.; two sons, John E. Slade, III and wife Sherri Spann Slade and Steve L. Slade and fiancée Amy Cureington; brother, James Thomas Slade and wife Winnie; grandchildren, Sabrina Lewis, Naomi Lewis, Joseph Slade Redden, Jennifer Redden West, Candace Joles, Jacob Slade, Clifton Slade, and Clayton Slade; numerous great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Serving as pallbearers will be Greg Temple, Donnie Mcleod, Rodney Lewis, Randy Odom, Steve Sistrunk and Cecil Sims. Honorary pallbearers are Doug Goyne, Elva Greer, Shane McGee and Robert Gandy.
The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday, April 6, 2015 at Golden Funeral Home.
Golden Funeral Home - Bastrop
2016 East Madison
Bastrop, LA 71220
Published in Bastrop Daily Enterprise from Apr. 6 to Apr. 7, 2015