Bobby Ray Slaughter, 78 - Spencer

Bobby Ray Slaughter, 78, of Spencer, West Virginia, passed away at 4:00 p.m. on December 23, 2014 at home.

He was born January 10, 1936 to the late Luther and Bertha Westfall Slaughter.

He was married to the late Rosalee Hosey Slaughter on December 13, 1956.

He is survived by his only child, Anita Sue Looney and companion Susie Turner of Spencer; several aunts, uncles, cousins, and other family members; and tons of friends and his dogs.

In addition to his parents and wife, Bobby was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Franklin Looney.

Bob was an Army veteran having served one tour in Germany and one tour in the Korean War where he was an Army Ranger and tank operator. He has always been a people person and enjoyed being in the garage with the guys working on chains saws, mowers, and Lincoln Welders on which he was a specialist.

He used to work on cars and paint them until his lungs wouldn't let him do it any more. He also had a car upholstery recovering shop which he enjoyed until his death.

Bob's true pleasure was to do something for someone else. He did water witching, built his own tractor well drilling machine which he ran for years and loved to invent things such as a lift for a disabled lady's van. He also enjoyed hunting, cutting wood, riding 4-wheelers, and getting back to nature. He worked for Williard C. Starcher's for 30 years and still had his garage open doing small engine repair which he had open for over 30 years.

Bob had a heart the size of Texas and always had a smile on his face. He had become a Christian 15 years ago and enjoyed Christian Friends. He also helped work at the Mt. Olive Cemetery where he helped build the picnic shelter, the grill, and repair to the tombstones.

Per Bob's wishes a graveside service was held on December 24, 2014 at the Mt. Olive Cemetery with Rev. John Looney and Charlie White speaking.

Condolences may be sent to his daughter Sue Looney, 115 Claude Street, Spencer, WV 25276.