Earl V. Slavens

By | October 26, 2012

Earl V. Slavens, age 69, of Hamden, passed away Thursday, October 25, 2012, at the Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis, Ohio. He was born February 10, 1943 in Wellston, Ohio, the son of the late Vinton and Cynthia Buckley Slavens.

Earl retired from the Frick-Gallagher Manufacturing Co. in Wellston. He was a member of the McArthur United Methodist Church and was a classic car enthusiast.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Brenda Allen Slavens; two sons, Earl Vinton “Vint” Slavens II of Mount Sterling, Oh. and Dustin Slavens of Bloomington, Ill.; brother, Robert Slavens of Texas; five sisters, Helen Diddle of Syracuse, Oh., Melvina Burke of Wellston, Maxine Jacobs of Wellston, Wanda Childers of Wellston and Katy Holcomb of Nevada, Oh.; as well as four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, Earl was preceded in death by three brothers, John Slavens, Eddie Newman and Bill Newman.

Calling hours will be Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Hamden Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial contributions be given to the American Parkinson Disease Association, 135 Parkinson Avenue, Staten Island, New York 10305. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.mcwilliams-funeralhome.com