(submitted by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)
William James "Bill" Slayton died in Claiborne County Medical Center.
After serving in the U. S. Army from May 7, 1943 to January 22, 1946, he lived in Jackson. He worked at numerous places including the Jackson Police Department, Vickers and he U. S. Postal Service. He was in the Air National Guard, retiring after 26 years.
After moving back to Port Gibson, he worked for the Port Gibson Police Department and retired from the Claiborne County road department. He was also a member of the Washington Lodge #3 Order of the Masons and Shiloh Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters, Ottilie Cain, Claudia Cunningham and Lucille Trim.
Married Mrs. Jan Jordan in 1979.