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Woodrow Wilson Slate Jr.

Visitation: 11:00 - 12:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Location: First Baptist Church Newport News

Memorial Service: 12:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Location: First Baptist Church Newport News

Woodrow Wilson Slate Jr., 76, relocated to heaven on June 14, 2024, to live eternally with Jesus. Woody was born and raised in Newport News with his two sisters and was a proud graduate of Newport News High School in 1966.

Woody is survived by his second wife, Nancy R. Slate, daughter, Leslie S. Reno, son, Woodrow Wilson Slate III (Sandra), stepson Adam Bostic (Jessica Neal), and stepdaughter Laura Bostic (Ken Hoes). Known as GP, he is survived by his grandchildren--Lane, Kyle, Seth, Christy, Kendall, Zack, and Aidan. Also surviving Woody are his sister, Jeannie Hall, and his brother-in-law, Dennis Davis.

Woody was predeceased by his first wife, Christy Lynn Slate, his sister Patsi Davis, and his parents, Woodrow Wilson Slate Sr. and Charlotte G. Slate.

Woody was a fun-loving, adventurous “surfer”, world class fisherman, fast food connoisseur, and the life of the party. He also had his serious side, obtaining his undergraduate and graduate degrees as an adult. He worked 43 years in Property Management with the Air Combat Command (ACC), Langley Air Force Base, and was an adjunct professor at Hampton University teaching Government Contracting.

Woody was on the Cradle Roll at First Baptist Church Newport News and a lifetime member, serving as a Deacon, Sunday School Director and Teacher, and other various committees. In 2019, after many years of service as a deacon, Woody earned the distinction of Life Deacon.

Memorial services will be held Wednesday, June 19, 2024, at First Baptist Church Newport News (12716 Warwick Blvd). Visitation with the family will begin at 11:00 AM followed by the memorial service at 12:00 PM. 

In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to First Baptist Church Newport News (12716 Warwick Blvd) and give your loved ones a big hug and a loud kiss.

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#5 Melissa Andersen 2024-06-20 01:14
My deepest sympathies for the family
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#4 Peggy 2024-06-19 13:49
A legacy of a life well lived both spiritually and physically. Peggy Slate Sutherland
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#3 Greg Campbell 2024-06-19 00:38
Nancy & family. Our most sincere condolences to you all on the passing of my best friend Woody. I met Woody at age 8 and grew up with him in downtown Newport News. We attended elementary and high
school together and played in the NNHS Typhoon band. My wife, Shirley and I played many a games of cards and scrabble over the years with Woody and Christy. Woody and I ended up working together at ACC AMIC before we retired. We will miss his contagious laugh and smile. Keeping you all in our prayers during this time of mourning. May God Bless Woody’s soul and may he rest in peace.
Our most sincere condolences.
Greg & Shirley Campbell.
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#2 Guest 2024-06-18 19:26
I was so sorry to hear of Woody’s passing. My thoughts and prayers to all of his family. God be with you all in your time of mourning. It would be nice to be able to reconnect with family . I can’t remember if I have ever met any of Woody’s children, if so it was so long ago. I’m leaving my number here . It would be nice to reconnect with family. I live 3.5 hours away now. Please feel free to call. 757-846-4091. God bless you all. Sincerely Renee.
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#1 Pamela Slate 2024-06-17 21:58
My deepest sympathy to the survivors, especially Jeannie Hall
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