Ret. Sgt. Major Charles Kenneth Slaughter, 74 of 3605 Golfview Rd., passed away Friday, April 16, 2010 at his home.
Mr. Slaughter was retired from the United States Army. He served in the 1st, 5th, 6th, 10th, and 77th Special Forces Groups and in the 82nd Airborne Division. He was also a Vietnam veteran and served a tour in Laos. He was a Lifetime member of the Special Forces Association and very active in Veterans Affairs. While serving in the army he attained numerous awards and medals, including two purple hearts, bronze star, two Legion of Merit awards, Vietnam service medal, Infantryman badge and the Special Forces Tab. He also was retired from the Fayetteville Police Department as an Evidence Technician. After retirement, he volunteered at the Airborne Special Operations Museum.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 22 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, interment will follow at Lafayette Memorial Park with the rendering of full military honors.
He is survived by his wife, Karin Slaughter of the home; sons, Kenneth Slaughter and wife, Connie of Pulaski, and Patrick Slaughter and wife, Lucinda of Locust Grove, Ga.; daughter, Alexandra Coots and husband, James of Catawba, N.C.; nine grandchildren, Tabitha, Chelsea, Elisabeth, Steffen, Samantha, Brittany, Ryan, Cody, Casandra; and sister, Annie Boyer of Sabula, Iowa.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Cancer Society (in honor of Charles Slaughter) 3131 Wrightsville Ave., Wilmington, NC 28403.
The family will receive friends 7-9pm Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at the funeral home.
Arrangements made by Rogers & Breece Funeral Home.