Gary Andrew Slaydon

December 31, 1953 - January 30, 2016


Gary Andrew Slaydon was born December 31, 1953, to Ray and Marie Martin Slaydon in DeRidder, La. He departed from this life on January 30, 2016 at MD Anderson in Houston, TX after a courageous battle with cancer.


Gary graduated from DeRidder High School in 1972 and met and married the love of his life, Pamela, in 1975. He worked in labor relations with the Laborers International Union overseeing various regions in the southern United States until he retired in 2008.


Gary's passion was his family, friends and church. He played saxophone and sang in a men's quartet for many years. He was a Godly man of integrity whose greatest purpose was leading his family in the ways of the Lord and telling others about God.  His heart was in fellowship, the POA 60+ ministry, his family, friends and his horses.


He is survived by his wife of 41 years, his daughter Brandi and husband, Brian Nichols, daughter Ashleigh and husband, Brad Allison, five grandchildren, his sister Sue (Greg) Goins and twin brother, Larry (Robin) Slaydon. He is preceded in death by his father, Ray Slaydon, his mother, Marie Martin Slaydon and his brother, Ricky Slaydon.


Funeral services will be held at the Pentecostals of Alexandria on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.  Visitation will be held Tuesday, February 2, 2016, at the Pentecostals of Alexandria from 4 - 8 p.m. And on Wednesday from 9 - 11 a.m. Interment will follow service and be at Camp Eight Pentecostal Church Cemetery in Boyce, LA. Rev. Anthony Mangun, Rev. George Lee Glass, Rev. V. Arlon Guidroz, and Rev. Terry Shock will officiate.

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