DOYLE RAY SLAYTON Sr.
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DOYLE RAY SLAYTON, SR. HARLINGEN - Doyle Ray Slayton, Sr., 72, died Friday, December 19, 2014, at Harlingen Medical Center. Born and raised in Pharr. After graduating from PSJA, he went on to play college football at the University of Houston and McMurry University under Grant Teaff. Following his playing career, he coached at various South Texas Schools and at the college level in Missouri. He is preceded in death by his parents, Irene and George Alton Slayton. Mr. Slayton is survived by his wife, Catherine Champion Slayton of Harlingen; five children, Tracy (Mark) Self of Edinburg, Doyle (Leanne) Slayton of Dallas, TX, Laura (Nicer) Perez of San Antonio, TX, A.J. (Cathy) Longoria of New Braunfels, TX, Jeanie (Jesse) Aguilar of Laredo, TX; and eight grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 23, 2014, at Memorial Funeral Home, 208 E. Canton in Edinburg. Funeral service will take place at 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 23, 2014, at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Edinburg. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Edinburg. Funeral services are under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home in Edinburg. Sign the guest book at www.themonitor.com/obituaries



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Published in The Monitor on Dec. 22, 2014.
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January 14, 2015
Cathy,
I just heard today from Chris that Doyle had passed away last month.
If you don't remember us we lived in Leakey, Texas when Doyle coached at the school. We often thought about ya'll throughout the years and wondered how ya'll were doing. We live back in Leakey now and I have visited with Chris in Hondo and he stated ya'll were in Harlingen. My son remembers him well while he was coaching in Leakey and remembers Doyle Jr. being a great football player.
Our deepest prayers and thoughts are with you and your family at this time. He was a very wonderful man and he really enjoyed coaching!!
---God Bless
Tom, Yvonne and Tommie Carter
January 11, 2015
Steve Crough
December 30, 2014
To the Slayton Family, especially Cathy Slayton, whom I had the privilege to have worked with at Memorial Middle School, where I also met Doyle. I'm sorry for your loss but feel so fortunate to have met Doyle while he substituted at Memorial Middle School. As a coach myself, I really enjoyed the stories he shared when he too was coaching. Not only was he funny, but a genuine and a kind person. We all remember Coach Slayton as a football coach but one story that comes to mind is when he coached baseball in Zapata, Texas. I know that he loved what he did but most of all he loved the kids. He truly believed the hard work his athletes put in would make a big difference later in their lives. May God Bless the Slayton Family.
Coach Robby Galllaga
Robert Gallaga
December 23, 2014
Coach Slayton was my 9th grade English teacher. I always enjoyed his stories about football. My condolences to Tracy and her family.
Mark May
December 23, 2014
Coach was my husband's (Ervey Trevino) coach at Martin High School in Laredo and then at Tarkio College. Some of his other players from Laredo and Tarkio are at the service now. My husband and the rest of the guys were so fortunate to have Coach Slayton as a role model and father figure while they played for him in high school and college. If it wasn't for Coach Slayton a lot of these men may not have finished college. I am glad that they made the effort to go pay their respects in person. We are deeply indebted to him. May he rest in peace and our most sincere condolences to the Slayton family.
Martha Trevino
December 23, 2014
Doyle was our leader on the 1960 PSJA football team. He set the standard. And I was fortunate to play the position next to him. Lauryn Gayle and I extend our condolences to Cathy and all the Slayton family.
Tom W White Dallas TX
December 23, 2014
Rest in peace Doyle
tom aycock
December 22, 2014
Our sincere condolences to the Slayton Family. Doyle was a great man and coach. He gave the Valley boys an opportunity to get a college education. His home was always open to his players.
You are in our prayers.
Mo and Liz Molina
December 22, 2014
May God comfort all of you loved ones of Doyle, and may his soul dwell with the blessed! It is a joy to see his photo, which I easily recognize from high school days.
Sally Eckert (formerly Henderson)
December 22, 2014
My son's dad is now resting in peace. I am so proud of my son Doyle, Jr. for being at his side when his dad was in the hospital and at the Rehab center. He and his wife and 3 granddaughters were the only ones at his side and called him daily.
Melida G Slayton
December 22, 2014
Great coach & great man. He got the best out of me as a player.
Patrick Kufrovich
December 22, 2014
Sincere condolences go out to Doyle's family. We graduated in 1961 from PSJA. He was always so kind to me. May God help you through this difficult time and may Doyle RIP.
MaryJo Hopkins
December 22, 2014
Doyle was our leader on the 1960 PSJA football team. He set the standard. And I was fortunate to play next to him. Lauryn Gayle and I extend our condolences to Cathy and all the Slayton family.
Tom W White Dallas TX
December 22, 2014
So sorry one of my life-long friends is gone. He will be missed . My condolences to Doyle's family.
December 22, 2014
My condolences to the Slayton Family. He always had a smile on his face and a positive comment for all. God bless his family.
Roy Guzman
December 22, 2014
Deepest condolences to the family of Doyle Slayton. We went to school together and he was always known as a super nice guy.
Carolyn Danz Beckett
December 22, 2014
My deepest sympathy for your loss. I have fond memories of Doyle as such a super nice guy all the years we went thru school at good old PSJA.
Elizabeth (Lucas) Free
December 22, 2014
Sorry for your loss. I'll keep you in my prayers.
Rusty Euler
December 22, 2014
Cathy,

I am so sorry for your loss. Coach was an inspiration to me to trust the team. He will be missed.
Scott Hughes
December 22, 2014
Cathy and family, condolences from our family on the loss of Coach. He was a good man with a kind heart and soul. He touched many lives and will be fondly remembered.
Ronald Pratt
December 22, 2014
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.
Carl Owens
December 22, 2014
Cathy,
I am very sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my prayers. Coach inspired me to do great things with my life and he will be missed.
Keith Clemens
December 22, 2014
Cathy, I am so sorry to hear about Doyle. Please know that i a thinking of you and your family at this sad time. You are in my
prayers. This is a tough goodbye.
Scotchie
December 22, 2014
So sorry for your loss. Doyle was a special person.
Classmate of PSJA 1961
Jane Oneill
December 22, 2014
Dear Cathy and family-
We are so saddened to hear about Doyle's passing. We feel blessed to have met you both. May God place His hand on your shoulder to replace your grief with comfort and joy and your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of the joyful times as you celebrate a life well lived.

We will miss you Doyle! May you rest in peace our friend.

Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers,

Jason & Virginia
December 22, 2014
May God touch you with Kindness, Compassion, and Love at this time of sorrow. Please know there are many who are thinking of you.
Sending Caring Thoughts and Prayers,
Donna Randall
December 22, 2014
Cathy,
I am very sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my prayers. Coach inspired me to do great things with my life and he will be missed.
December 22, 2014
My most sincere condolences to Kathy and the Slayton families. Doyle was a classmate and good friend for the past 60 years.
Gilbert Muzquiz
December 22, 2014
YOU ARE IN OUR PRAYERS 1 THESS. 4: 13-18. YOUR S.D.A. BROTHER IN CHRIST .
CRIS / TERESA TORRES
December 22, 2014
A man's man he will be greatly missed by many.
Sonny Stotler
December 22, 2014
My dearest and most sincere feelings to all of Doyle's family. I coached with Doyle in Santa Rosa where he was instrumental in developing and establishing the winning and working tradition for the Warriors that existed for years after. Knew Tracy as a baby and my heart felt condolences go to her and the rest of the family.
The Lord bless each and everyone of you.
David Vasquez, Santa Rosa, Texas
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