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Leland C. Slaughter


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Leland C. Slaughter

AGE: 92 • Smyrna

Leland C. Slaughter, (Penner), age 92, of Smyrna, DE went home to be with the Lord on December 18, 2016. He was born in Smyrna, DE on May 15, 1924, to Harry and Florence Slaughter. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Denny Slaughter and Thelma Brown (William); and a sister-in-law, Dagmar Slaughter.

He is survived by his brother, Nelson P. Slaughter; his nephew, David G. Slaughter and his wife Shirley, and their sons, Joseph Leary (Denise), and Jason Leary, and their children.

Leland served in the United States Army during World War II, and received a Combat Infantryman Badge, Purple Heart, five Battle Stars, and a Distinguished Unit Badge. Leland retired after thirty years of civil service. He enjoyed sports and was a charter member of Garrison's Lake Golf Club. He was a proud life member of the Citizen's Hose Fire Company of Smyrna.

A viewing will be held on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 from 10 am to 11 am in the Faries Funeral Chapel, located at 29 S. Main St. in Smyrna, DE, where funeral services will begin at 11 am.

Burial will follow with military honors at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Smyrna. A special Thank-You to the care givers at Delaware Hospice and Citizen's Hose Company of Smyrna. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Citizen's Hose Company of Smyrna, P.O. Box 97, Smyrna, DE 19977. Condolence letters may be sent by visiting www.fariesfuneralhome.com.
Published in The News Journal on Dec. 21, 2016
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