William George “Billy” Slade age 81, of Scotland Neck, passed away peacefully at his home on July 27, 2020.
He was born on January 7, 1939 to George and Leala Baker Slade in Tarboro. Billy graduated from Scotland Neck High School. He married Judy Rogister on November 19, 1957 and to this marriage was born two sons. Billy was very dedicated to the Scotland Neck First Baptist Church where he taught Sunday School for many years, served as Sunday School Director and was also a deacon. Billy worked in sales at Mitchiner Truck and Tractor in Scotland Neck, Halco Equipment in Scotland Neck and VBS Hyster Dealership in Rocky Mount. He enjoyed going to work everyday. Billy enjoyed spending time with his customers and friends.
Billy is preceded in death by his mother, Leala Slade and his father, George Josephus Slade.
He is survived by his wife Judy of the home, two sons, Mark Slade and his wife Tami of Scotland Neck and Brock Slade of Scotland Neck; four sisters, Virgie Clay of Roanoke Rapids, Dorothy Woodruff of Emporia, VA, Martha Morris of Enfield and Hope Ezzell and her husband Charles of Scotland Neck; a grandson, Turner Slade and his wife April of Scotland Neck; a granddaughter, Bailey Slade of Sanford and a great-granddaughter, Ava Slade of Scotland Neck.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, July 29, 2020 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Letchworth-Sykes Funeral Service, Scotland Neck.
A Celebration of Life Graveside Service will be held on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 11:00 am at Sunnyside Cemetery, Scotland Neck with Rev. Paul Spradley officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made directly to First Baptist Church of Scotland Neck, 1015 Church Street, Scotland Neck, NC 27874 or online by clicking here
Letchworth-Sykes Funeral Service is handling the arrangements for the Slade family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting letchworthsykesfs.com.
Mark, Tammy and families,
We are so sorry to hear about Mr. Billy; I pray in the days ahead you will find the strength to hold on to all the good times and memories we all cherish through God’s loving grace. God bless you my friends,
Sue and Bruce Davis
So sorry to hear of your loss. Praying for your family.
We’re so very sorry to hear of Mr. Slade’s passing. My family and I moved right beside them when I was in the 3rd grade. They have always been the very best of neighbors! I hung out at their house more than I probably should, but I really enjoyed hanging out there. Mark I’m sure you and Mahlon could tell some stories about being college room mates in Wilson. I know Mr. Slade will be missed by so many. Sending our love, hugs and prayers to each and everyone of you. God bless.
Mahlon & Donna Hux
Sending condolences to the entire Slade family. So sorry for your loss. We were fortunate to grow up on House Ave with wonderful, kind neighbors like the Slades. Billy was always kind to me and quick to share a smile.
Our deepest regrets on Billy’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you from your extended family in Texas.
Prayers from all Billy’s friends and relatives in Tarboro, NC.
So sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in God’s every loving mercy and grace.
So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. Bill was a good friend and I will miss him. Bill was always smiling and happy and lifted the spirits of everyone around him. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Slade’s passing. He always had a smile and a kind word for anyone fortunate enough to know him. He will be sorely missed in our neighborhood and town.
May our LORD comfort his family and friends.
We are praying for your family. May the Lord give you His peace, comfort, and blessings during this time.