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November 29, 2016

CARL SLAUGHTER Our beloved Father and "Pop Pop", Carl Gene Slaughter went to be with his Eternal Heavenly father on November 29, 2016 after a sudden illness. He was a longtime resident of Brentwood, with his most recent home at the Brian Center in Low Moor for many years. He was loved by many and never met a stranger. He was always helping others in need, providing food through the Church Food Bank or making sure that others at the nursing home were well cared for and happy. He was a longtime and dedicated fan of the Washington Redskins and Virginia Cavaliers. He was born in Gauley Bridge, West Virginia, on August 31, 1941 and was a graduate of Fayetteville High School. He joined the United States Navy and was stationed on the USS Coral Sea, aircraft carrier. He was a former employee of Hercules, Inc. and AET. He volunteered with the Covington Rescue Squad and coached many youth Little League football, basketball, and baseball teams. You could find him in the stands of AHS sports events encouraging Karra and Jason to do their best and consoling them in defeat, telling them to try harder and keep going. He was a longtime member and Deacon of McAllister Memorial Presbyterian Church and had a strong faith in God and Eternal Life. His family was always very important to him and he provided strength, support and continuous unconditional love. Carl was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Emma Whittington Slaughter and a brother, Larry Slaughter. Surviving are his Son, Jason Slaughter and his Wife, Jena of Blue Ridge; two Daughters, Karra Lee, and her Husband, Daniel, of Crozet and Chrissy Sloan of North Carolina; four grandchildren, Caleb Slaughter; Andrew Lee; Travis and Courtney ; two Sisters, Carolyn Dial and her Husband, Harold, and Joyce Triplett and her Husband, Jimmy, all of Fayetteville, WV; two Brothers, Merivale Slaughter and Matthew Slaughter both of Fayetteville, WV and special friends, JoAnn "Jody" Andrews and Rick McKinney of Lewisburg WV . The funeral service will be held Monday, December 5, 2016, at 2:00 PM in McAllister Memorial Presbyterian Church with Rev. Michael Fleenor officiating. Pallbearers will be Brandon Fridley, Jason Brackenridge, Mike Trani, Robert McClintic, Stacey Bishop, Mark Massey, Jason Jones and Jason Slaughter. Alternates will be Spencer Cook, Ronnie Underwood and Jim Kelley. The family will receive their friends Sunday evening, December 4, 2016, from 7:00 PM until 8:30 PM at the Arritt Funeral Home. Memorial contribution can be made in Mr. Slaughter's name to Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing and specify for exclusive use of Roanoke and NRV Program of VA Regional PHWFF, P.O. Box 696, La Plata, MD 20646. Visition Sunday, December 4, 2016 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM Arritt Funeral Home 1102 S. Highland Ave. Covington,Virginia - 24426
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