Obituary of Grady Ray Slayton, Sr.
Grady Ray Slayton, Sr., 68, of Doniphan, Missouri, died Tuesday, September 11, 2018, at his residence.
Mr. Slayton, son of Ralph Lester and Gladys Irene (Smith) Slayton, was born October 20, 1949, in Ripley County, Missouri. He had been an attendant at an automotive business. Grady was a familiar fixture at the Buddy Butler Tire Shop in downtown Doniphan many years ago changing tires for Mr. Buddy and at its closing, he went to work for D & D Tire Service functioning in the same capacity. He enjoyed fishing and gardening and took special pride in helping to raise his 13 grandchildren. Grady was of the Baptist faith.
On September 20, 1970, he was married to Mary Alice Kelly at West Doniphan, Missouri, and she survives. Grady and Mary enjoyed 48 years of marriage.
Also surviving are 4 children: Grady Ray Slayton, Jr. and Elizabeth Nicole (and Jason) Holmes, both of Doniphan, Howard Gene (and Brandy) Slayton of Pocahontas, Arkansas, and Alex Ray Slayton of St. Louis; 1 sister, Roberta Slayton of Doniphan; 4 brothers, Bob Slayton of Grandin, Charles Slayton of Illinois, Tom Slayton of Oklahoma and Billy Slayton of St. Louis; 1 step-sister, Gayle Jones of St. Louis; 2 step-brothers, Lynn Smith of Naylor and Marshal Smith of St. Louis; 13 grandchildren, Hunter Johnson, Timber Johnson, Brook Trinity Martinez, Dakota Tucker of Thayer, Katie Marie Slayton, Gary Howard Slayton, Clifford Tuck, Jasamine Holmes, Chloe Holmes, Corey Watts, Terry Watts, Kim Watts and Donald Watts; and 1 great-grandchild, Matthew Ray Tucker.
He was preceded in death by his parents and 3 brothers, George Slayton, Joe Slayton and Everette Slayton.
Visitation will begin at noon Friday, September 14, 2018, at the Edwards Funeral Home in Doniphan and the funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. A private burial will take place at a later date.