William “Cigar Bill” Slaten, 85 of New Blaine passed away on Sunday, October 20, 2013 in Paris. He was born on September 9, 1928 in Crosby to his parents, William Wesley and Olive Pearl (Cook) Slaten. He served in the United States Air Force as an airplane engine mechanic. After he was discharged he worked as a sewing machine mechanic for many years and was a member of the New Blaine VFW Outpost 8383.
He is preceded in death by his parents, William and Olive Slaten and two sisters, Katherine Murphy and Estelle Slaten.
Visitation will be held from 1-2 p.m., on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Roller Funeral Home Chapel in Paris.
Funeral Service will be held at 2 p.m., on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Roller Funeral Home Chapel in Paris.
A burial committal service will be held at 11 a.m., on Friday, October 25, 2013 at New Hope Cemetery near Searcy under the direction of Roller Funeral Home. Online guestbook at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com
He is survived by his daughters, Carla Burnett of Arkansas and Rhoda Reves of Oklahoma; sons, Wesley Slaten of New Blaine and Johnny Slaten of Paris; sister, Emma Lea Blackwood of Tuckerman; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews.