George Thomas Slade, 94, died Oct. 2, 2013 at his home after a short illness.
He was a native of Bourbon County, survived by his wife of 64 years, Doris Judy Slade; his daughter, Suzanne Isaacs; granddaughters, Ashley Isaacs and Chelsea Kourdeltchouk; and great-granddaughter, Liliya Kourdeltchouk, all of Lexington. He was the son of Cal B. Slade and Ella Oder Slade; brother of Gordon Slade, Cynthiana, and was preceded in death by brothers, Vordon and C.B. Slade, and sister, Ruby V. Slade.
Called by a friend a ""true southern gentlemen."" he was a long-time faithful member of Southland Christian Church, where he acted as a deacon and trustee and was a member of the ""Prime Timers"" Sunday School class, served in the U.S. Army Asiatic-Pacific Theater from 1941 to 1945. As a member of the Ruddles Mill High School FFA poultry and dairy cattle judging team, his group was the state champion and placed second nationally. He was trained at Cynthiana in courses related to agriculture, then farmed in next door Bourbon County until employed by IBM, Lexington, in 1957, where he worked until retirement. His kindly ways endeared him to many, and he'll be missed greatly.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 5 at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, by Garrett Stephens. Burial was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers were: Steven Slade, Bob Isaacs, Jack Childers, Fred Schuhmann, Carl Nelson, and Steve Flairty.
Memorials may be made to Southland Christian Church, Harrodsburg Rd., Lexington.