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Mt. Vernon, IN
George Franklin Slagle, Jr., age 89, passed away Monday, March 31, 2014 in New Harmony, IN surrounded by family. He was born August 13, 1924 the son of George Franklin & Pearl Slagle in Jonesville, VA.
George graduated from Jonesville High School in 1942. He married Jean Parson on November 29, 1946 in Bristol, Tennessee. He served in the US Army during World War II and received a Purple Heart. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mount Vernon, IN. He was also a member of the American Legion Post #5. He was a Posey County manager for Farm Bureau Insurance.
He was preceded in death by his wife, of sixty years, Jean Slagle; his parents, Frank & Pearl Slagle; his sister, Gladys Bruner; and a daughter-in-law, Rosie Slagle.
He is survived by his two sons, Frank Slagle (Joan) of Yellville, AR and Michael Slagle of Mount Vernon, IN; two daughters, Dianna Simkins (Carl) of Wadesville, IN and Carol Scarafia (Jim) of New Harmony, IN; eight grandchildren, Angel Coy, Beth Franklin, Heather Eubank, Jennifer Herr, Ben Slagle, Brian Simkins, Katie Scarafia, and Kris Scarafia; twelve great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.
Services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, April 4, 2014 with an hour visitation prior at Schneider Funeral Home, 512 Main St. Mt. Vernon, IN with Rev. Derrick Ousley officiating and entombment with military rights in Alexander Memorial Park Mausoleum.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm Thursday, April 3, 2014 at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Mount Vernon, IN, 1205 N. Main St. Mt. Vernon, IN 47620 or American Legion Post #5 of Mount Vernon, IN, 203 Walnut St. Mt. Vernon, IN 47620.
Condolences may be made online at www.schneiderfuneralhome.com
Schneider Funeral Home - Mt. Vernon
512 Main St.
Mt. Vernon, IN 47620
Published in Courier Press on Apr. 2, 2014