Sept. 19, 1942-June 5, 2009

After a courageous battle with cancer, Eddie D. Slayton, 66, of Blanket, passed away Friday morning, June 5, 2009, at his home in Blanket with loved ones by his side

In the end, we will not be sad, but we will use this time to celebrate. We will celebrate the victories in his life and the many lives that he touched. We will celebrate the long awaited reunion between a man and his one true love.

Everyone who met Eddie knew of his love of life and his compassion for people. He opened his heart and home to numerous people over the years. It is because of his huge heart that our family has become more than just blood. We are a great many people connected by love.

We would like to invite those who wish to celebrate the life of a wonderful man to an informal memorial service at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 7, 2009, at the Blanket Church of Christ.

For inquiries regarding the memorial service or donations you may call (325) 748-3049, or stop by the Slayton home in Blanket at 413 S. Broadway to visit with the family.

Mr. Slayton was cremated under the direction of Heartland Funeral Home.

Friends and family members are invited to sign the online guestbook at