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Hugh Dorsey Slaton, Jr

December 29, 1952 August 26, 2015
Hugh Dorsey Slaton, Jr
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Obituary for Hugh Dorsey Slaton, Jr

Hugh “Buster” Dorsey Slaton Jr., 62, of Smithville, GA, passed away on Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 at 12:20 AM at his home. He was surrounded by his family when he went peacefully to Heaven. Psalm 77:19 reflects his walk in faith in a life filled with family: “Your path led through the sea, your way through the mighty waters, though your footprints were not seen.” Hugh was born in Americus, GA on December 29, 1952 to Mr. and Mrs. Hugh D. Slaton Sr., and raised in DeSoto, GA. He graduated from Deerfield High School in Albany, GA in 1970. He attended West Point Military Academy from 1970-1971. Hugh graduated from ABAC with an English Associates Degree in 1973. Hugh was a very well respected employee at Georgia Southwestern State University for 28 years, working his way up to Director of the Physical Plant. He was a Master 4-H’er and attended National Congress in 1967. He was also a Life Scout, and very active in Boy Scouts Troop 26 with all of his four sons. He shared his outstanding knowledge and wisdom of his southern heritage by visiting Civil War historical sites, as well as being a member Sons of Confederate Veterans. Yearly visits to the ocean at St. Simons with all of his family members kept them bonded in love. Love of national parks also rounded out his fascination with nature and the whole family enjoyed their times together. In his younger years, he enjoyed traveling extensively. Even to his last days, he enjoyed bird watching with his family. Hugh is survived by his wife Hue Mai Slaton and her family. He is also survived by his six children with his former wife, Lorna M. Slaton: Karamet Smith and husband Andrew, Safa Slaton Smith and husband Michael, David Hugh Slaton, Izzuddin Stonewall Slaton, Halim Robert E. Lee Slaton, and Hugh Dorsey Slaton III, grandson Carter Slaton Smith, granddaughter Summer Smith. He is also survived by his sister Sherry Cobb and husband David, his niece Mandy White and husband Jason, great nephew Cody Cofty, as well as nephew Jimbo Varnum and wife Allison. He was preceded in death by his father Hugh Slaton Sr. and mother Willie Mae Slaton, an infant sister, and his grandson Cohen Smith. Hugh is also survived by a host of uncles, aunts, cousins, and their extended families.

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5:00 PM 8/28/2015 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 8/28/2015 7:00:00 PM
Greg Hancock Funeral Chapel

142 Southland Road
Americus, GA 31709

Greg Hancock Funeral Chapel
142 Southland Road Americus 31709 GA
United States





10:00 AM 8/29/2015 10:00:00 AM
DeSoto United Methodist Cemetery

137 Luke Street
Desoto, GA 31743

Desoto Cemetery in Desoto, Ga.

DeSoto United Methodist Cemetery
137 Luke Street Desoto 31743 GA
United States

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