Obituary: Myron Kenneth Slater


BOSSIER CITY – Retired US Air Force SMSgt. Myron K. Slater, age 86, died unexpectedly at his home Tuesday November 1, 2016. He was born February 9, 1930 in Independence, KS where he grew up and attended school, graduating in 1947. He joined the Air Force in 1950 serving as a B-52 Gunner for 28 years before he retired in 1978. He married Della Jane Pierce in 1952 and they were married for 47 years until her death 1999. He was also preceded in death by his son Carl Allen Slater in 2007. In 1980 he went to work for the FAA at Shreveport Regional Airport until he retired in 1993. He joined the Bossier Sherriff Dept. Posse in 1995 and enjoyed riding around the parish with fellow posse members. He also enjoyed taking long family travel trailer vacations that roamed all around the lower 48 states, as well as all the way to Alaska and back during his retirement.

His survivors include daughter Billie and her husband Troy Pennington: daughter-in-law Sandra Slater: grandchildren Alan Pennington and his wife Ginger, Chase Slater and Mary Slater: great-grandchildren Kaylin Scott, Jessica Pennington, and Dorian Echols: and great-great-granddaughter Rylee Johnson.

Myron donated his body to be used for medical research to LSU Medical Center Shreveport. His family will be hosting a visitation open house at his Bossier City home Saturday November 12 between 2 & 6 p.m. and would like to invite all friends, neighbors and coworkers to come over to share a time of visiting, fellowship and snacks with them in his memory.