July 28, 1949 ~ October 10, 2021
Born in: Newport News, VA
Resided in: Hendersonville, NC
Hendersonville – Carl L. Slayton, Sr., 72, went to be with the Lord on Sunday,October 10, 2021, at Hendersonville Health and Rehabilitation. Carl is survived by the love of his life of 54 years, Dora Dean Thomas Slayton of Hendersonville. Carl is also survived by his three children; Carl L. Slayton Jr. and wife Racheal of Edneyville, Karen Slayton Benfield and husband Jerry of Horse Shoe and Kendra Slayton Green and husband Daniel of Leceister. He has four grandchildren; Katie Kay Slayton of Winchester, VA, Kelsey Marie Slayton of Winchester, VA, Carlee Benfield Hopkin and husband Russell of Fletcher, Siri Ava Green of Leceister and three great grandchildren. He is also survived by four brothers; Johnnie Justus Slayton of Cape Charles, VA, Lewis Edward Slayton of Lanexa, VA, Linwood Porter Slayton of Lanexa, Va, and Glen Ray Slayton of Williamsburg, VA. Carl is preceded in death by his parents, Ruby Jane George Slayton and Linwood Justus Slayton.
Carl was a loving husband and devoted father and grandfather. Carl and Dee were inseparable from the moment they met as teenagers and their representation of the bond of marriage was an inspiration to us all. He could often be seen teaching his children and grandchildren about the simple things in life such as canning vegetables, the different types of trees and wood, or how to fish. He was a very active member in his church and sang for the congregation almost every Sunday.
He was a very gifted wood worker and a well-respected leader for such industries as Hampton Hardwood Corporation, Boise Cascade, Merillat, and Broyhill. He retired from Broyhill in Hickory, NC in 1996.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian (72 Long Shoals Road Arden, NC 28704) on Sunday, October 24, 2021 at 2:00 PM. A private Graveside Service for immediate family only will follow.