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Vernette Lee Slay, Sr
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Birth: Jul. 17, 1942
McLennan County
Texas, USA
Death: Jul. 10, 2004
McLennan County
Texas, USA

Son of Isiah & Leola Odie-Slay

Dorsey Keatts Funeral Home
program from Helen Bible

It is written that when life begins, it is like an open book with many blank pages. Each day as we live, our deeds are recorded page by page until we close our eyes in death and await that great getting up morning. The pages of this book began for Vernette Lee Slay, Sr., when he was born to Isiah and Leola Odie-Slay on July 17,1942, in Mart Texas. He
was the 8th child born to the family. As a child he liked to work on model trains and ride his bike. He also loved playing baseball. He received his formal education from Anderson High School in Mart, Texas, where he played varsity football. At an early age, Vernette saw a need for Christ in his life and joined St. James Methodist Church in Mart, Texas. He met his first wife Sidney in Mart, Texas and
on January 2, 1963, they united in holy matrimony. To this union a daughter was born, Angela Annette. This marriage was later dissolved and later he met and married Elsie
on March 8, 1976, and to this union a son, Vern L. Slay, Jr., was born. Vernette entered the U.S. Army and served his country as a soldier and rising to the rank of E-4. He was stationed out of Ft.Hood, Texas and served in Korea. He served his country with honor and distinction and was honorably discharged After his service to his country, he moved to Denver, Colorado, and began to work for The Regional Transportation District. He was employed as a bus driver with RTD for 25 years. In his spare time, he enjoyed working with wood. He never met a stranger and there never anyone who wasn't a friend. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends. His best friends were Charles Cosby and Frankie Lee. Vern will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to share a part of their life with this kind hearted man. To know him was to love him ..
To everything there is a season, And a time to every purpose under the Heavens; A time to be born, and a time to die. Ecclesiastes 3:1
Vernette Lee Slay, Sr. s final pages were written on Saturday, July 10, 2004. He leaves to cherish his memory, his daughters, Angela Annette Thompson of Mart, TX and Victoria R. Compton of Aurora, CO; his son, Vern L. Slay, Jr., of Everette, WA; stepchildren, LaSharell L. Buckingham, Maricka L. Buckingham and Frank D. Buckingham, all of Denver, CO, and Ashley D. Slay of Waco, TX; four brothers, Roosevelt (Kristine) Slay of Westminster, CO, Willie B. (Olivia) Slay of Slaton, TX, Donald (Helen) Slay of Denver, CO, and Robert L. (Irene) Slay of Ft. Worth, TX; one sister, Worthy Jean Medlock of Irvin, TX; special friend, Peggy L. Futrell of Denver, CO; eleven grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Family links: 
  Isiah Slay (1912 - 1975)
  Leola Odie Slay (1911 - 1970)
  Sidney Faye Davis Slay (1943 - 2013)
  Alice Mae Slay Whaley (1932 - 1997)*
  Ezell Slay (1933 - 1980)*
  R. D. Slay (1935 - 1988)*
  Roosevelt Slay (1937 - 2005)*
  Willie B Slay (1939 - 2015)*
  Vernette Lee Slay (1942 - 2004)
  Robert Lee Slay (1947 - 2011)*
  Worthy Jean Slay Medlock (1949 - 2009)*
*Calculated relationship
Evergreen Cemetery
McLennan County
Texas, USA
Created by: couchpotato
Record added: Aug 09, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9296645
Vernette Lee Slay, Sr
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Vernette Lee Slay, Sr
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Vernette Lee Slay, Sr
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 Added: Aug. 9, 2004

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