John Allen Slay

John Allen Slay

Male 1936 - 2015  (79 years)

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  • Name John Allen Slay 
    Born 5 Jun 1936  Raymonville, Willacy County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 23 Dec 2015  Inez, Victoria County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 27 Dec 2015  Edna, Jackson County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I15403  Slay Family
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2020 

    Father Elmer Louis Slay, Sr,   b. 12 Apr 1906, Oak Grove, West Carroll Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1974, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Clara Maude Wilson,   b. 3 Jul 1902, Floresville, Wilson County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1998, Sweeny, Brazoria County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years) 
    Married 29 Aug 1928 
    Family ID F2303  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Deloris Minnie Hilda Shutt,   b. 22 Oct 1937, Vanderbilt, Jackson County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 2017, Inez, Victoria County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 23 Mar 1958 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
    Last Modified 5 Aug 2017 
    Family ID F6902  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • John Allen Slay, of Inez, Texas, left our world to be with his maker on Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at the age of 79. He was born in Raymondville, Texas on June 5, 1936, to the late Elmer Slay and Clara Slay. The family settled in Sweeny, Texas in the 1940’s.

      John was a 1954 graduate of Sweeny High Scholl and briefly attended The University of Texas, He was a die-hard Longhorn and Texans fan. He loved all sports and made sure to attend all his grandchildren’s sporting events. He was a Ganado Indian and El Campo Ricebird fan.

      John married the love of his life Deloris Shutt Slay on March 23, 1958. He worked for Missouri Pacific Railroad for 12 years, then hired on with Phillips Petro Company and settled in Sweeny, Texas, After leaving Phillips in the late 1970’s. He owned and operated The Western Auto Store in Sweeny. John was involved in many organizations.

      He served as President of the Lions Club, Jaycees and the Sweeny Chamber of Commerce while also serving on the Sweeny Hospital Board. In 1982, he and Deloris moved to Inez. He kept busy with various jobs including making wooden crafts for a business his niece created.

      He is survived by his loving wife, Deloris Slay; daughters, Sandra Engelmohr and her husband Harry of Ganado, Sharon Kruppa and her husband Brian of El Campo; grandchildren, Kaylan Beard and friend Rick Dobiyanski, Cody Engelmohr and wife Melinda, Brady Engelmohr and wife Mallory, Casie Kruppa and Clint Kruppa; three, great-grandchildren, Cory and Cali Beard and Ella Engelmohr and an extended family member Brianna Vidaurri, CNA, who cared for him so lovingly and he referred to her as his third daughter.

      John is preceded in death by both parents; sister, Billie Beverly, baby sister, Shirley Ann Slay and brother, Louis Slay.

      Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 27, 2015 from 1-3 p.m. with a Funeral Service to begin at 3:00 p.m., in the Oaklawn Funeral Home Chapel in Edna. Burial to follow in the Memory Gardens Cemetery of Edna. Chaplain Larry Green will be officiating.

      The family would like to give a special Thank You to Hospice of South Texas for their loving tender care. Memorials may be made to Hospice of South Texas, 605 E. Locust Ave, Victoria Texas, 77901 or First United Methodist Church of Telferner.

      Pallbearers will be Cody Engelmohr, Brady Engelmohr, Clint Kruppa, Judge Beverly, Raymond Born and Clifford Born.

      Arrangements are under the direction of Oaklawn Funeral Home in Edna. 361-782-2221.


      Jackson County Herald-Tribune (Edna TX)
      Wednesday, December 30, 2015