Julius Slaughter passed away on May 1, 2007. He was a good husband, father, and friend. This great American was born on the 4th of July 1923 in Eunice, Louisiana but he lived in and loved Coldspring.
He was a true Yankee Doodle Dandy. While in the Navy he served in WWII on the USS Wilson in the Pacific Ocean where he earned a purple heart defending the attacks of kamikaze pilots and later became recognized as one of the last remaining survivors of that era. After WWII he left the Navy and joined the Air Force to become one of only thirteen to reach the rank of Chief Master Sergeant. Twenty-three years later he retired and moved to Huntsville, where he graduated from Sam Houston State University with a master's degree in education and shared his rich experiences and knowledge with younger generations for many years thereafter.
He retired again and spent time traveling the United States with his wife Ruth. Julius lived 83 rich and exciting years never doubting God’s presence and has now joined God’s fold. Julius is survived by his daughter Judy and son George (Al) and will be dearly missed by family and friends.
Julius Slaughter’s remains are laid to rest at
The Magnolia Cemetery
Lilley-Yeager Loop North
San Jacinto County