Gene Vernon Slagle, 92, of Arthur City, Texas, passed away Saturday, February 5, 2022. Gene was born on November 23, 1929 in the Chicota Bottom, to Maud and Dulcie (McEntyre) Slagle. Gene graduated from Chicota High School in 1947. After graduating, Gene worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company for 33 years and retired in 1981. Gene owned and operated B & S Printing in Irving, TX for several years. Gene owned and operated Chicota Grocery & Cafe for approximately 20 years before retiring to spend time tending to his cattle and horses. He also loved spending time with his kids, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, family, and his many, many friends.
Gene was preceded in death by his parents, Maud and Dulcie Slagle, brother, Kenneth Slagle, and his six sisters; Johnnie Border, Ruth Kropp, Dorothy Tolson, Charlene Slagle, Maxine Burgin, and Laverne Jones. Also, wife, Alma Slagle, two sons, Joe Slagle and Jesse Slagle, and daughter-in-law Tami Slagle.
Gene is survived by; a daughter, Lisa Slagle Bowers and husband Mike, two sons; Terry Slagle and Larry Slagle and wife Morgan. Also, grandsons; Tanner Slagle and wife Kati, Taylor Slagle and wife Tristin, Bryan Slagle and wife Taelor, and KaSee Slagle, granddaughters; Blair Slagle Briscoe and husband Walker, Amanda Bowers Brawner and husband Ricky, Madison Slagle Cowden and husband Caleb, and Jordan Slagle Solich and husband Brent. Also, his great-grandsons; Weston Briscoe, Nolan Brawner, Jaxson Solich and Declan Solich and his great-granddaughters; Brighton Slagle, Lettie Slagle, Timber Slagle, Julee Brawner, Emerie Brawner, Hannah Slagle, Hayden Slagle, and Kegan Solich.
Visitation is scheduled for Thursday, February 10, 2022, from 6 to 8 P.M., at Roden-Pryor Funeral Home, 1929 Bonham Street, Paris, TX. Funeral Services will be Friday, February 11, 2022 at 2 P.M. at the Chicota Baptist Church with Rickey Hayes officiating. Interment will be at Forest Chapel Cemetery.
Pallbearers are: Tanner Slagle, Taylor Slagle, Bryan Slagle, KaSee Slagle, Jeffrey Slagle, and Steve Burgin.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the Chicota Community Center, 444 CR 36850, Arthur City, TX 75411 or the Chicota Volunteer Fire Department, 5068 FM 197, Arthur City, TX 75411.
The family would like to extend a special Thank You to Platinum Home Health/Hospice for the awesome job they did caring for their dad.
Services are under the direction of Roden-Pryor Funeral Directors.