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Richard "Dick" Arlen Slayton

Visitation: 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Funeral Service: 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Location: Weymouth Funeral Home Chapel

Interment: Following The Service

Location: Peninsula Memorial Park

Richard “Dick” Arlen Slayton, 83, formally of Danville, VA and a resident of Hampton since 1962 went to be with his Heavenly Father on May 11, 2022.

Dick retired from the military in 1990 as a Colonel after serving in numerous command and staff positions for both the National Guard and Army Reserves.  During his forty-two years of military service, Colonel Slayton received numerous decorations and service metals.  He always said he didn’t have any wrinkles; they were service stripes. 

He also retired from Newport News Shipbuilding in 1995 after twenty-eight years of service. Dick was head of the Submarine Safety (SUBSAFE) Program.  He was the recipient of acknowledgments from the Navy for his improvements and contributions made to the SUBSAFE Program. After retirement from the Shipyard, he continued to support the Navy an additional nine years as a consultant in Washington, DC.  Dick was well respected and admired by his fellow workers for his outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail. Dick was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Tabb.

Dick was preceded in death by his parents, Gerald Slayton and Geneva Vass Slayton Lakey of Danville, VA. Dick is survived by Bette Weade Slayton, his best friend and loving wife of 62 years; his sister, Judy S. Moss; his two daughters ~ Dick/Dad always told people that Sheryl was his “favorite oldest" daughter (Sheryl S. Michael married to Paul of Poquoson) and Kim was his “favorite youngest" daughter (Kim S. Lake married to Ted of Atlanta, Georgia.); his two grandchildren, Danielle Michael, and Blake Michael, married to Hailey, and his great-grandson, Westin G. Michael, son of Blake, and a host of other loving relatives and caring friends.

Please join the family on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at Weymouth Funeral Home, located at 12746 Nettles Drive, NN, VA 23606.  Viewing and Visitation will begin at 11:30 AM. A Funeral Service will begin at 12:00 P.M. and the 21 Gun Military Salute with full military honors will begin graveside at 1:00 PM.  If you are unable to come to the funeral home then please come to the cemetery service located at Peninsula Memorial Park, 12750 Warwick Blvd., NN, VA 23606 in the "Garden of Devotion" with Pastor Doug Echols officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to the SPCA either in person or on-line. Arrangements by Weymouth Funeral Home.

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#5 Lori Threlkeld 2022-05-22 17:18
What a special person Mr. Slayton was. He was so kind! From the first time I met him at Waffle House with Kim, to the day we talked financial stuff in our living room in Georgia, he was always so polite and full of information that he loved to share. He was the person you meet once, and will never forget!!!
Rest In Peace Mr.Slayton you we’re blessed with a wonderful life.
To the family, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Lori Threlkeld -Atlanta
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#4 Garland Slayton 2022-05-16 23:29
Dick is my favorite oldest nephew .He has been part of my life for 83 years and I will always love him and miss him. He was 6 years old when his Father died and his mother did a wonderful job raisin him an his sister Judy.I am so proud of them both.I am looking forward to be walking down the streets of gold with him.Everlasting Garland.
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#3 Robert and Karen Sar 2022-05-14 22:22
Kim we are so sorry on the loss of your dadad. Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family.
Love the Saracino family ( Ted's cousins from NJ)
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#2 Judy & Ronnie Weade 2022-05-14 13:33
Richard will be missed by us all. Our loving thoughts and prayers for my sister Bette and my nieces Kim and Sheryl.
Our love to you always,
Ronnie and Judy
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#1 James and Myra Berry 2022-05-14 13:25
Our thoughts and prayers are with Dick's wife and family.
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