Dr. Allen Ray Slate, age 89 of Cottontown, Tennessee passed away Monday, November 28, 2022 at Skyline Medical Center.
He was born December 17, 1932 in Nashville, TN to Joe Bennett & Hazel Clark Slate.
He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. and was of the Unitarian faith. He worked as a Math Professor for Bakersfield College before his retirement.
Dr. Slate enjoyed traveling, vegetable gardening, working advanced crossword puzzles, and reading. He was also very talented in updating the property he owned. He could take a room and completely renovate it into something beautiful.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Billy and Eugene; sister, Betty.
He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Jo Ann Slate, Cottontown, TN; daughter, Laurie Slate. Bakersfield, CA; son, Kenneth Slate, Oxnard, CA; grandchildren, Natasha Andrade, Nicole Mulholland and Naomi Burger; great-grandchildren, Sophie, Ky, Steven and Nathan.
A graveside committal service with military honors will be conducted on Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at 1 pm in Middle Tennessee Veteran’s Cemetery. There is no scheduled visitation. A memorial service is being planned for the spring.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are encouraged to an educational institution of your choice.
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