Larry Kent Slater

June 18, 1936 ~ December 21, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old
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Larry Slater Obituary


It is with great sadness that the family of Larry Kent Slater announces his passing on December 21, 2023, at Selby General Hospital in Marietta, Ohio. Larry was born on June 18, 1936, in Betsy Layne, Kentucky to John L Slater and Hazel Crum Slater

His survivors include wife of 62 years. Sharon Lee Slater; daughter Julia and husband Dr. Jeff Hammons of Marietta OH; grandson Jared and wife Olivia Hammons of Chicago IL; grandson Justin Hammons of Marietta OH; sister-in-law Susy and husband Terry Bragg of McConnelsville OH; brother-in-law Edward and wife Charlotte McGrath of Columbus OH.

He was preceded in death by his beloved son Jeffery Kent Slater, his parents John L and Hazel Slater, a special aunt Norma F. Crum, and his in-laws Winnifred and Bernard McGrath.

Larry's services will Stream through the Church's Facebook Page on Sunday.

Larry was a graduate of Muskingum University where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and obtained a master’s degree from Ohio University. He started his career in education as a teacher and coach in Morgan County Schools.  He then moved to Marietta City Schools where he served as an administrator until his retirement. 

He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Marietta, Marietta Rotary Club, YMCA Board Member, and Marietta Country Club.

He had many hobbies which included being an avid sports fan, especially Kentucky Wildcats Basketball; hosting Sports Slants radio show; golfing; and watching his grandsons' sporting events.

A memorial will be held on Sunday January 7th. at First Presbyterian Church 501 4th Street in Marietta, OH.  Visitation with the family will be from 1:00pm to 2:00pm, with a Memorial Service at 2:00pm.

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January 7, 2024

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
First Presbyterian Church
501 4th street
Marietta, OH 45750

Memorial Service
January 7, 2024

2:00 PM
First Presbyterian Church
501 4th street
Marietta, OH 45750


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