|Birth: ||Sep. 6, 1959|
|Death: ||Jul. 30, 2013|
Columbus Police Department Corporal Thomas Keith Slay, 53, of Columbus, GA died Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at the Medical Center.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 A.M., Monday, August 5, 2013 at Cascade Hills Church with Rev. David Rathel and Police Chaplain Roy Isasi officiating. Interment with Full Police Honors will be held in Parkhill Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon from 3:00 to 5:00 P.M. at McMullen Funeral Home, 3874 Gentian Blvd. Columbus, GA.
Corporal Slay was born September 6, 1959 in Columbus, GA son of Thomas Raymond Slay and Barbara Sailers Perryman. He was a Corporal with the Columbus Police Department assigned as a Special Agent with the Metro Narcotics Task Force and was the unit's helicopter pilot. He has been in law enforcement officer for over 32 years in Columbus. He was a member of Fraternal Order of Police, Georgia and Alabama Narcotics Association. He was the security coordinator for Greystone Properties and a member of Rivertown Church in Columbus.
Corporal Slay was also a Flight Instructor and a Commercial Pilot where he piloted the Instrument Airplane and the Rotorcraft-Helicopter. As of November 9, 2007, he had accumulated 4,218 hours in airplanes and 263 hours in a helicopter.
He successfully trained numerous student pilots and was heavily involved in the aviation community. He provided critical air support to the Columbus Police Department and surrounding law enforcement agencies.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Jeffery R. Slay and paternal grandfather, Billy M. Perryman.
Survivors include his wife, Holly M. Slay of Phenix City, AL; mother Barbara Perryman of Valley, AL; father, Thomas Raymond Slay (Marcia) of Smiths Station, AL; son, Jeffery Slay of Columbus, GA; step daughter, Kallie Elkins of Phenix City, AL.
Plot: Garden of St. Luke
Created by: Anthony Cooper
Record added: Jul 30, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 114651173
~In his honor~|
Added: Aug. 22, 2013
This world is a better place beacuse you were here. Rest in peace my old friend - JH...|
Added: Aug. 14, 2013
Keith, you will be missed so much. Anyone who knew you will always be the better for it. I will always cherish the memories of having you as my friend. You were always destined for Heaven. R.I.P.|
Added: Aug. 9, 2013
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