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William George "Billy" Slade

January 7, 1939 - July 27, 2020

William George “Billy” Slade age 81, of Scotland Neck, passed away peacefully at his home on July 27, 2020.

He was born on January 7, 1939 to George and Leala Baker Slade in Tarboro. Billy graduated from Scotland Neck High School. He married Judy Rogister on November 19, 1957 and to this marriage was born two sons. Billy was very dedicated to the Scotland Neck First Baptist Church where he taught Sunday School for many years, served as Sunday School Director and was also a deacon. Billy worked in sales at Mitchiner Truck and Tractor in Scotland Neck, Halco Equipment in Scotland Neck and VBS Hyster Dealership in Rocky Mount. He enjoyed going to work everyday. Billy enjoyed spending time with his customers and friends.

Billy is preceded in death by his mother, Leala Slade and his father, George Josephus Slade.

He is survived by his wife Judy of the home, two sons, Mark Slade and his wife Tami of Scotland Neck and Brock Slade of Scotland Neck; four sisters, Virgie Clay of Roanoke Rapids, Dorothy Woodruff of Emporia, VA, Martha Morris of Enfield and Hope Ezzell and her husband Charles of Scotland Neck; a grandson, Turner Slade and his wife April of Scotland Neck; a granddaughter, Bailey Slade of Sanford and a great-granddaughter, Ava Slade of Scotland Neck.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, July 29, 2020 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Letchworth-Sykes Funeral Service, Scotland Neck.

A Celebration of Life Graveside Service will be held on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 11:00 am at Sunnyside Cemetery, Scotland Neck with Rev. Paul Spradley officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made directly to First Baptist Church of Scotland Neck, 1015 Church Street, Scotland Neck, NC 27874 or online by clicking here

Letchworth-Sykes Funeral Service is handling the arrangements for the Slade family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting letchworthsykesfs.com.

Service Information

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Date: Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Letchworth-Sykes Funeral Service

101 West 7th Street
Scotland Neck, NC 27874

Service Information


Sunnyside Cemetery in Scotland Neck, North Carolina

Hwy 258 North
Scotland Neck, NC 27874

Rev. Paul Spradley will be officiating the service.

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