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James Henry “Jim” Slaughter, age 69, passed on Sunday, January 29, 2023, at his home. Jim was a graduate of J.J. Kelly High School and lived in Wise, VA most of his life. He was a member and deacon of Midway Church in Coeburn, VA for many years. Jim and his wife moved to the Abingdon area in 2013 and attended First Christian Church of Bristol in Bristol, VA. He was a systems technician for Verizon for 38 years.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel Jackson Slaughter and Nannie Belle Hamilton Slaughter; brother, Samuel Jackson Slaughter, Jr.; and niece, Rachael Barry.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Deb Miller Slaughter; son, Brian Slaughter and wife Amanda of Bristol, VA; two sisters, Linda Barry and husband John of Gray, TN, and Pam Sanders of Wise, VA; two grandchildren, Veronica Slaughter and Autumn Slaughter; and several nieces and nephews.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
Those wishing to express sympathy online may do so by visiting www.farrisfuneralservice.com and signing the online guest register. The family of James Henry “Jim” Slaughter is being cared for by Farris Funeral Service & Crematory, 427 East Main Street, Abingdon, VA 24210, (276) 623-2700.
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