Henry Slayton

Hamilton County

Sr.Henry Edward Slayton Sr., 87, departed this life on Tuesday, April 17, 2012, in Detroit, Mich.Henry was born Feb. 2, 1925 to Edward "Ed" Caldwell Slayton and Roberta Scott Slayton in Chattanooga.Mr. Slayton attended Chattanooga Public Schools and served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII and Korea.He married Carolyn L. Stone and from this union came their only child, Henry E. Slayton Jr. Mr. Slayton, furthered his education at Wayne State University in Detroit, Mich., majoring in journalism and in later years he was a journalist for the Detroit Chronicle.He ran for representative of the State Legislature Twelfth District Detroit. He was also the Post Commander of the VFWPost 8458 in Detroit from 1989-1993.Mr. Slayton was also an entrepreneur in Womens Fine Jewelry, as he dabbled in many careers.He is survived by his son, Henry E. Slayton Jr. (Gloria); grandson,Kevin A. Slayton; great-grandson, Kevin A. Slayton Jr.; great-granddaughters, Kennedi and Kayla Slayton; and daughter-in-law, Wendy P. Slayton.Graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, at Chattanooga National Cemetery.The family will receive friends from noon until 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Trammell Chapel Hardwick & Sons Funeral Home.

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