Thomas Alton Slaton
May 1st, 1951 - November 4th, 2017
Thomas Alton Slaton, age 66, of Florence, passed away November 4, 2017. A memorial service will be announced and held at a later date.
Thomas was a graduate of Southside High School in Gadsden, where he was voted most likely to succeed.
He was a veteran of the US Army Special Forces where he served as a medic. He was a great guitar player and loved to entertain his troops. He played semi-pro football in Atlanta from 1970 – 1972. He was an avid fisherman and was a wonderful cake baker, specializing in Butterfinger cakes. He loved his Alabama Crimson Tide and his special friend, Jessy.
Thomas was preceded in death by his mother; Mildred Eller Steward; father, Thomas Alton Slaton; brother, James “Spud” Steward, Jr.; and nephew, James Kenneth Williams. Survivors include his wife, Sherry Slaton; children, Amy Vickery (Thomas), Kim Paradise, Lori Burchell (Tim), Thomas Cody Slaton, Shannon Moseley and Chad Moseley; siblings, Sarah Clark and Gary Steward; 10 grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Wounded Warriors or the Colbert County Animal Shelter.