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Larry Joe SlatenPassing: December 27, 2018


Chastain Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Wednesday, January 2nd @ 10:00 a.m.


Chastain Funeral Home

Tuesday, January 1st @ 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.


Mitchell Cemetery

Wednesday, January 2nd

BEDFORD – Larry Joe Slaten, 74, passed away Thursday, December 27, 2018, at StoneBridge Health Campus.

Born March 1, 1944, in Tipton, he was the son of John Allen and Cora Elaine (Radcliff) Slaten.  He married Nellie Sue Melton April 25, 1965, and she preceded him in death June 4, 1984.

Larry retired from Carpenter Body Works.   He loved playing basketball and watching TV, especially IU.  He was a member of the Mitchell Church of the Nazarene.

Billy Joe (Amy) Slaten of Orleans
Carolyn Sue (Jeff) Drake of Orleans
Starla Elaine (Chris) Swayer of Orleans
9 grandchildren
5 great grandchildren
Lowell Slaten of Bellville
Betty Schmidt of Beech Grove
June Clark of Mitchell
Jane Goodman of Mesa, Arizona
Erma Brannon of Bloomington

His parents; wife; and siblings, Johnny Slaten, Mary Bell Goodman, Frances Ball, Jimmy Slaten, and Jerry Slaten, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 2, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Joel Parsons officiating.  Burial will be Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2:00 p.m. –  5:00 p.m. Tuesday and from 9:00 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

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5 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Marla lea Salazar | http://Mitchell
    Date: January 1, 2019
    I am so sorry for your loss sending prayers and hugs .I understand what you are going through .I will try and be there tomorrow but I have to work
  2. Guest: Linda Slaten McGowan | http://Sumter, SC
    Date: December 29, 2018
    Uncle Larry brought the girls and spent time with us when we first moved to SC. He absolutely loved Myrtle Beach. We had such great times bnb there and he would take all the kids and go to the beach while I was working. We loved to sit and just chat about family and old times. He was a super father and now he will see his children's mother again. My condolences to the family and sorry I can't be there. Love Linda
  3. Guest: Tina Oclair | http://Fayetteville, NC
    Date: December 29, 2018
    Uncle Larry was a special man who was loved by everyone! Many of my memories with him were at the beach when him and his children would come to visit us in SC. We had many good times together back then. :)
  4. Guest: Sam & Kim Holland | http://Orleans, IN.
    Date: December 28, 2018
    I remember from the basketball court. Twenty years older than us but had no problem keeping up! Great man! He will be missed.
  5. Guest: Robbie Russell | http://Williams In.
    Date: December 28, 2018
    So sorry for your loss Billy our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.