THOMASTON – Mr. Carlton Joseph Slade Jr., age 82, of Thomaston, died Sunday, March 9, 2014 at Upson Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Slade was born on April 16, 1931 in Milwaukee, Wis., to the late Carlton Sr. and Beatrice Slade. He was formerly employed with Delta Airlines, where he worked as a mechanic for 33 years. Mr. Slade was a member of Poston Road Baptist Church in Jonesboro, Ga., where he served as a Deacon. He served his country in the U. S. Air Force. Mr. Slade was a member of Delta Pioneers, he was a volunteer fireman, and a United Way volunteer. He served on the Board of directors for Shellnut Senior Citizen Center.
Survivors include his sons, Mr. David (Jamie) Banks of Thomaston, Ga., Mr. Ross Slade of Tennessee Ridge, Tenn., Mr. Andrew (Julie) Slade of Anthem, Ariz.; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 11 a.m. from the Chapel of Coggins Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Sherwood Memorial Gardens in Jonesboro, Ga., at 2 p.m. The family will receive friends at Coggins Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 from 6-8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Thomaston First Baptist Church Television Ministry at 208 South Church Street, Thomaston, GA 30286.
Coggins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.