Billy Cecil Slayton, 79

Published 4:39 pm Thursday, January 19, 2012

JANUARY 19 – Billy Cecil Slayton, 79 of Farmville, passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2012 in Farmville. He was born December 21, 1932 in Pittsylvania County to the late J. Leonard and Annie Mae Aaron Slayton.

Mr. Slayton loved farming and owning his own business, Slayton Well Drilling. He was a member and elder of Douglas Presbyterian Church and was a regular at Granny B's Store. He was loved by many people and special friends.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Joyce C. Slayton; sons, Bradley Slayton and wife, Ann and Bryon Slayton all of Farmville; daughter, Pam Slayton Jones and husband, Jeff of Grove City, PA; half-brother, Carl Slayton and wife, Jane of Hilton Head, SC; half-sister, Peggy Owens and husband, George of Chesapeake, and Lois S. McConnell of Roanoke; grandchildren, Amanda Slayton, Matthew Jones and Christiana Jones and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his aunt and uncle who raised Billy, Henry and Maryann Slaydon (Mama and Papa) and his stepmother, Odell Slayton.

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A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 21, at 2 p.m. at Douglas Presbyterian Church.

Family will receive friends Friday, January 20, from 5-9 p.m. at Puckett Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Douglas Presbyterian Church.

Puckett Funeral Home, Farmville, is serving the family.