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Paul A. Slaughter

 
February 17, 1922 - June 22, 2007
 

Paul A. Slaughter

SPRINGFIELD – Paul A. Slaughter, 85, of Springfield, died Monday, June 11, 2007 at St. John’s Hospice.

He was born February 17, 1922 in Springfield, IL, the son of William Charles and Carrie Slaughter. He married JoAnn M. Blua in September, 1960; she preceded him in death on February 26, 1988. His parents and one brother, Charles Slaughter also preceded him in death.

Mr. Slaughter retired from the U.S. Postal Service, where he was a letter carrier for 25 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving during WWII, for which he received a Purple Heart and Silver Star. He was a member of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and a past member of Calvary Cemetery Board. He was an avid sports fan, especially the St. Louis Cardinals, Illinois, basketball, and his grandchildren’s basketball teams. He was a red coat volunteer at St. John’s Hospital for ten years after retirement.

Survivors: one son, David A. (wife, Susie) Slaughter of Springfield; two grandchildren, Justin D. and Kelsey S. Slaughter; and two cousins.

Memorials may be made to St. Joseph’s Home.

Visitation will be held 5:00-7:00 p.m., Friday, June 15, 2007. Prayers: 5:00 p.m. Funeral Mass: 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 16, 2007 at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Monsignor John Ossola and Reverend John Nolan officiating. Burial: Calvary Cemetery. Staab Funeral Home of Service.

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