Obituary for Kenneth Slaton Sr.

Ponca City Now - September 22, 2013 12:00 am

Kenneth Wayne Slaton, Sr., resident of Ponca City passed away Sunday, September 22, 2013, at Ponca City Medical Center. He was 70.

The memorial service will be held, Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. at the family’s home. Arrangements are under the direction of Trout Funeral Home and Crematory. Ken was born on January 11, 1943 to James Madison Slaton and Yvonne (Pulliman) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He was raised in Baton Rouge, LA. He was married to Shirley (Breedlove) Slaton.

Ken worked as an over the road trucker and his drive for perfection led him to win several rewards, one of which was the Driver of the Year Award.

Ken’s passion in his life was his family. He spent endless hours grilling and playing games with children and grandchildren alike. He always had an eye for humor and used this in strategic ways to always come out on top when playing card games, teaching his children the simple joys in life. Ken was the best grandfather a child could ever hope to have. He taught them to love, laugh and live like there is no tomorrow. The saying “laughter is the best medicine “could very well have been coined by Ken. He lived as he loved, with humor and great respect towards everyone, always a gentle soul with laughter. He taught his children forgiveness and understanding above all things materialistic.

Ken is survived by his mother, Yvonne Slaton of Baton Rouge, LA (whose strength and encouragement astound us all); his wife Shirley (Breedlove) Slaton, of Ponca City, OK; children, Kenneth Slaton, Jr. of Bixby, OK, Kimberley Cramer of Denver, CO, Mike Cook of Ponca City, OK, Cindy Bublik of Ponca City, OK, Mark Cook of Haslett, TX. Grandchildren include, Megan and Haley Slaton, Victoria Curtis, Paul Cook, Jacob Walther, Nathan Cook, Katie Cook, Sarah Walther, Kayla Cook, Justin Starnes, Kaitlyn Cook, and Jennifer Bublik.

Ken is preceded in death by his father James Slaton, and his brother Curtis Slaton.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson Foundation of Oklahoma, 720 W. Wilshire Blvd, Suite 109, Oklahoma City, OK 73116.

A Special thanks to the McCord Volunteer Fire Department for going above and beyond the call of duty.