Donald “Don” Slater, 82, of Odessa, Missouri passed away on Thursday, October 31, 2019 at his home.
Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Monday, November 4, 2019 at the Calvary Baptist Church, 7995 Outer Road, Odessa, MO. Memorial services will follow at 3:00 p.m. at the Calvary Baptist Church. Memorials are suggested to the Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund. Memories and condolences for Don’s family may be left at www.LedfordFamilyFh.com
or on our Facebook Page. Arrangements have been entrusted to Ralph O. Jones Funeral Home, 306 S. 2nd Street, Odessa, MO 64067, 816-633-5524.
Don was born on October 1, 1937 in Fayette, MO to Raymond Foster Slater and Mable Louise Ewens. He graduated in 1955 from New Franklin High School and later in 1961 received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business from the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO. On June 5, 1958 Don was united in marriage to Judith Ann Hendrix in New Franklin, MO. He was the State Farm Agent in Odessa, MO for 49 years. Don was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Odessa. In addition to spending time with family and friends, Don enjoyed watching the Royals, Cardinals, Missouri Tigers, and Chiefs games.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Judy; five children, Kelly Jesse and husband Scott of Smithville, MO, Mike Slater and wife Sharon of Oak Grove, MO, Robin Slater of North Kansas City, MO, Paul Slater and wife Kimberly of Dallas, TX, and Sarah Barker and husband Brent of Billings, MO; Eleven grandchildren, Jessica, Samantha, Corissa, Laura, Whitney, Claudia, Melissa, Hannah, Katelynn, Johnathon and Nicholas; twelve great grandchildren; one brother, Chuck Slater and his wife Lynne of Yuma, AZ; and one sister, Florence Slater of Yuma, AZ.
In addition to his parents, Don was preceded in death by one brother, Bill Ballew.