Obituaries

Jerry Lee Slatton

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Jerry Slatton, 83, of Bella Vista, Ark., died on August 26, 2022, at his home. He was born November 27, 1938, in Walnut Ridge, Ark., to Jefferson and Kathleen (Helson) Slatton. He attended Wellston High School in St. Louis and was a multi-sport athlete. He served in the United States Navy as an Airman and was stationed in Morocco. While there he played basketball with his unit all over Europe. After his discharge, he worked for more than 37 years at General Motors Parts Department in Hazelwood, Mo. He married his wife, Patricia (Miner) on Jan. 27, 1963, and they were married for 59 years. He is survived by his wife, Patricia, his son, Jeffrey (Libby), of Hot Springs, Ark., and three grandchildren, Madeline of Fayetteville, Ark., and Anna Kate, and Paisley of Hot Springs. He was preceded in death by his father, Jefferson Slatton; mother, Kathleen Slatton; sister, Betty Pitts; and twin brother, Joe Slatton, who passed away earlier this year. He was an avid golfer and fan of sports of all kinds and rarely missed a St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Blues, or Mizzou Tigers game on television. He was a member of Bella Vista Lutheran Church. At Jerry's request, there will be no service. In place of flowers, donations may be sent to Circle of Life Hospice of Bentonville, Ark. Arrangements are by Bella Vista Funeral Home & Crematory. Online condolences may be made at: www.funeralmation.com.

Published August 31, 2022