ELGIN - Roger Slater, 73, passed away at his home in Elgin on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, after an extended illness.
He was born in Carnegie to Leo and Wanda (Miller) Slater. He attended school at Alden before transferring to Carnegie Schools. He joined the U.S. Army in 1962 and served until 1967 in Germany.
He married Anita Clark on June 20, 1968, in Anadarko. Roger worked for O.N.G., as a meter technician, for 34 years. He was a long-time Anadarko resident, where he was very active in youth sports. He coached Little League baseball and served as President of Summer Youth Program. Roger enjoyed being outside and loved to hunt, fish and go camping. In his spare time, he liked to watch the old westerns on television.
After his retirement, he moved to Elgin in 2004. His greatest love in life was his family and he adored his grandchildren and his dog, Sadie. He had a very big heart and was always quick to help others. He always thought of others first and never complained about any of his own troubles. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and the International Order of Odd Fellows.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Anita Slater, of the home; a son and daughterin-law, Chance and Robin Slater, Elgin; two grandchildren: Connor Slater and Chandler Slater, Elgin; and a sister, Linda Clinton, Fort Cobb.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Wanda Slater; his sister, Lorietta Landes; and his brother, Ronnie Slater.
Funeral service was held Friday, March 29, 2019, at First Baptist Church, Anadarko, with Rev. Lynn Bellamy; Billy Harmon and Howie Jackson officiating.
Interment was in Memory Lane Cemetery, Anadarko, under the direction of Smith Funeral Home.