Christopher J. "Chris" Slaughter
1955 - 2020
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Christopher J. "Chris" Slaughter, age 64, of Middletown, DE passed away on Friday, April 3, 2020.

Born on August 7, 1955 in Wilmington, DE, he was the son of the late Burnice C. "Bun" Slaughter and Jean O. (Webber) Slaughter.

Chris graduated from Middletown High School. Two years following his graduation, he met the love of his life, LeAnn Gaunt, who was in her senior year. After dating for a few years, they were married on November 4, 1978. Staying close to their parents, they made their home in Middletown where they raised their beautiful daughter, Lauren Jean and built many friendships. In his younger years, he was a member of the Volunteer Hose Company.

Chris was a lifelong mason by trade. He first started his career as a laborer and through hard work and dedication he excelled in his trade. He and his partner owned and operated S & W Masonry for many years. Chris' work ethic was known to many as being a perfectionist in everything he did. Many of his jobs, buildings, hearths, walkways, fireplaces and so much more can be found in the Middletown and surrounding areas. In September of 2019, Chris decided to hang up his trowel full time, but continued working part-time for KRM Construction.

Chris was an avid Maryland commercial crabber and spent many happy hours on the waters in Wye Mills and Tred Avon. He especially enjoyed crabbing at Shipyard Landing with his father, where they spent countless hours together. Crabbing was an unconditional bond they shared and one he loved immensely.

In his spare time, he always enjoyed spending time at his parent's pool, where they enjoyed entertaining and hosting family gatherings. After working hard all day, he loved going to Sully's Pub where he enjoyed having a beer or two with friends.
Chris will always be remembered as a devoted son, loving husband, and proud father. Although he was quiet in nature, he had many dear friends who loved him and will dearly miss him.

He is survived by his loving wife, LeAnn, of 41 years; beautiful daughter, Lauren Jean Fish and her husband, Sean, who Chris loved as a son; and cousins, Mary Lou Wilson (Bill), Wayne Hutchison (Joanne), Milton "MC" Hilliard (Debbie), Judy Brown (Gary) and Charlene Cox (Dave).

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

At the request of the family, please no flowers. In memory of Chris' love for his soon to be grandson, Parker, memorial contributions can be made to an educational fund for him. Contributions can be made to Lauren Jean Fish or Sean Fish, c/o Wells Fargo and mailed to 310 Dove Run Center Boulevard, Middletown, DE 19709.

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Published in Middletown Transcript from Apr. 16 to Apr. 25, 2020.
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April 23, 2020
My condolences Slaughter family. May the peace of God.., guard your hearts and give you help to cope with your loss.
April 9, 2020
I met Chris at the wedding of his cousin, Charlene. The last time I saw Chris, we were both at a gas station in Elkton many years ago when we recognized each other. He was the same good guy. He certainly will be missed by all who knew him and loved him. RIP my friend.
Nick Albia
April 9, 2020
Lauren Jean, we are so sorry for your family's loss. Sending you peace and happy memories.
Jen and Randy Gonce
Jen Gonce
April 8, 2020
My Deepest Sympathy to u Lauren and your mom LeAnn,all the family.I know Chris from living here on main in one of the townhouses.He was a familiar face coming and going.I would always wave or stop and chat a minute as I was coming or going out of my driveway.I have to say the day he shared you were expecting Lauren,his face lit up with happiness and gleam.I will miss seeing him.
Julia Bermudez
April 8, 2020
Mrs. Slaughter & Family,

Please accept my deepest, most heartfelt condolences for the sad and unexpected passing of Chris. I had the distinct privilege and high honor to have worked with Chris. I enjoyed Chris's personal friendship for many years and will truly miss him. As I personally told Chris many times, I considered him to be the best Mason I ever work with during my 40 years in business. I like to think that Chris is now building all of us a more glorious place in Heaven!


Richard Matoni
April 8, 2020
Leanne, Lauren Jean & family, my wife & my hearts & prayers are with you. Even though we lived 100 miles apart we shared an inseparable friendship. Chris was a craftsman & an artist in his trade. i will never forget him. Stoney.
April 8, 2020
Dearest LeAnn and LJ,

So very sorry for your loss as well as ours, his friends who will remember him for the man he was. He was quiet in nature but was the first too step up if you needed help. Fred and I especially enjoyed shooting trap with Chris and have been reminiscing all the good times the four of us shared.

In Loving Memory,
Fred and MaryAnn Reynolds
April 8, 2020
LeAnn and Lauren Jean,

So very sorry to hear about Chris's passing. He was a wonderful person. I have a number of fond memories of Chris especially during our younger years. He was quite, but his smile and laughter was all you needed and something I will always remember. He will dearly be missed. God bless you and your family.

Love you.
Dave & Katie Hewlett
April 8, 2020
Dawn Farmer
April 7, 2020
My deepest condolences ❤
Christine Lawson
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