Friday, January 8, 2010

Donald V. Slaughter Sr.

Donald V. Slaughter Sr. May 8, 1924 - December 27 2009
Life long Shasta County resident, Donald V. Slaughter Sr. passed away peacefully at his home in Anderson on Sunday, December 27, 2009. He was 85 years old. He was born to George T. and Myrtle A. (Fann) Slaughter near Churn Creek in Shasta County on May 8, 1924. He attended school in Anderson and graduated from Anderson High School where he was a distinguished swimmer and baseball player.
Don enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II and served his country honorably, along with his older brothers Rudolph and Reginald.
Don was one of the first Eagle Scouts in Shasta County and became an assistant Scout Master as well,
After the service he worked as a laborer, sheet metal worker. He eventually worked for PG&E, Ralph L. Smith Lumber Company, Kimberly-Clark Corp., and Roseburg Lumber. He retired after 38 years in the lumber business. He worked with local V.A. offices ordering and setting grave markers for veterans who did not have them. For others, he designed, constructed and placed cement markers in many cemeteries.
Donald is survived by Frances (Hardin), his wife of 62 years, his daughter Christina V. Yoder (Jay) of Elk Grove, CA, his son Donald V. Slaughter, Jr. of Redding, CA, his beloved grandchildren; Scott, Nicole, Rachael, Daniel and Donald III, and two great grandchildren. He is also survived by his three sisters; Christina A. Slape of Napa, CA, Adeline Jane Bowers of White City, OR and Patricia Buck of Redding, CA.
Viewing will be today Thursday, December 31, 9-5 p.m. Service will be held on Monday, January 4, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. both at Allen & Dahl in Palo Cedro. Internment will be at Northern California Veterans Cemetery in Igo, at 2:00 p.m.

A reception will be held at the Win River Casino Community Room from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

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