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James Charles Slinker
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Birth: Feb. 7, 1950
Sioux Falls
Minnehaha County
South Dakota, USA
Death: Jun. 7, 2003
Cowlitz County
Washington, USA

James C. Slinker

James Charles Slinker, 53, died June 7, 2003, at his Longview home.

He was born Feb. 7, 1950, in Sioux Falls, S.D., to Raymond D. and Esther E. (Swenson) Slinker and moved to the local area in 1966.

Mr. Slinker served in the Army and was a police officer for 10 years. He loved fishing, old cars and time with his family. He enjoyed being with his best friend, Don Genanatti, and special friends, Terri and Sarah Frisk. He will be remembered for his ability to care and capacity for giving.

Survivors include, a son, R. Barrett Slinker of Longview; five brothers, Raymond Slinker of Vancouver; David Slinker of Grants Pass, Ore.; Larry Gunnels and W. John Gunnels, both of Longview and Billy Gunnels of Kelso; six sisters, Sheila Williams and Paula Faught, both of Vader, Gloria Brawford in Alaska, and Patty Davis, Sandra Gunnels and Sherry Gunnels, all of Longview; two grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepfather, Lowery Gunnels; grandfather, John Swenson; and a sister, Marlene Anderson.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Columbia Funeral Service chapel. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Longview Memorial Park.

To assist the family with expenses, memorial contributions are requested to Steele Chapel at Longview Memorial Park, 5050 Mount Solo Road, Longview, WA 98632.
[From Lower Columbia Daily News June 11, 2003] 
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  Raymond Earl Slinker (1925 - 1963)
  Esther Evelyn Swenson Gunnels (1927 - 1992)
From Jan B (47277765) It appears that James Slinker's grave is unmarked. He is buried in section 8A, lot 284, space B3. I followed the plot map to this spot and it's an area of about 3 or 4 graves that do not have markers. I walked the entire section just to be certain and found nothing with his name on it. He is buried in the veteran's section and there is a fairly big sign called "Avenue of Flags Board" in the section that is covered with small plaques honoring those buried there who had been in the military. He does not have a plaque on the board either. The cemetery office had nothing in their records that indicates he has a headstone. Hope the information helps, even though there is no headstone to photograph.
Thanks, Jan B.
Longview Memorial Park & Mausoleum
Cowlitz County
Washington, USA
Plot: section 8A, lot 284, space B3
Created by: Marilyn Phelps
Record added: Nov 22, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 101111604
James Charles Slinker
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