John Henry Slayton – Addieville

John Henry Slayton, 77, of Addieville, passed away at 7:40 p.m., on Friday, April 23, 2021, at Memorial Hospital East, Shiloh, IL.

He was born on July 5, 1943 to Luther F. and Evelyn M. (Parrish) Slayton in East St. Louis, IL. John was a United States Marine Corps Veteran serving during the Vietnam War. John retired from Sears & Roebuck after 45 years as a Repairman. On July 30, 1962, he married Sherry Hutchens and she preceded him in death on November 16, 2017. To this union they had three children.

John was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He enjoyed restoring classic cars, building furniture, baking sweets. John took so much pride building the house which his family resided in.

He is survived by his two daughters, Lori A. Baum of Murphysboro, IL and Mary E. (Adrian) Johnson of Belleville, IL; one son, Robert S. Slayton of Beckemeyer, IL; three grandsons, Joshua Baum of Murphysboro, IL, Cole (Veronica) Johnson of Fort Bliss, TX and Jack Johnson of Belleville, IL; three granddaughters, Heather (Kelly) Baum-Cusick of Carbondale, IL, Kaitlyn (John) O’Quinn of MO and Emma Johnson of Belleville, IL; five great-granddaughters, MyKayla Baum of Waterloo, IL, Macie Baum of Carbondale, IL, Michelena O’Quinn of MO, Tenley Baum of Carbondale, ILand Aubreen O’Quinn of MO; one brother, James (Lydia) Slayton of Granite City, IL; one sister, Clarcie (Terry) Tyler of Collinsville, IL; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by parents, Luther F. and Evelyn (Parrish) Slayton; wife, Sherry Ann Slayton; and sister Frances Slayton.

Funeral Services have been entrusted to Pate Funeral Home, 301 S. Main St., Benton, IL.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, April 27, 2021, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at Pate Funeral Home, Benton, IL.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at the Pate Funeral Home, Benton, IL.

Burial will take place in the Masonic and Odd Fellows Cemetery, with military rites by the Benton American Legion Post 280, VFW Post 2671 and the Marine Corps Honors Team.

Memorials contributions may be made to the Franklin County Animal Control, and will be accepted at the Funeral Home.

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