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This is a courtesy notice by request of the Slayden Family.
On a cool fall evening, William M. Slayden III, age 70, passed away surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with neuroendocrine cancer on October 28, 2020. Bill was a graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and had a successful CPA practice for over 30 years. He was an active board member for the fraternal organization Phi Gamma Delta, the West Knoxville Jaycees and the Sertoma Club. A founding member of the improv comedy troupe Einstein Simplified, Bill always had a laugh and a story to share. He will be remembered for his love of family, music, deejaying, roller skating, golf, plays, ballroom dancing, bridge, and softball. He is preceded in death by his parents Colonel William M. Slayden II and Elizabeth Merrick Slayden.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Cheryl Bradford Slayden, son W. Marshall Slayden IV(Ashley), daughter Meredith Slayden Dillard (Matt), and son Matthew Slayden (Natalie), grandchildren Taylor and Slayden Dillard, Jackson, Audrey and Lydia Slayden, sister Dr. Suzanne W. Slayden, mother-in-law Barbara Bradford Reynolds, many cousins, nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on Monday, November 2 nd at Click Funeral Home in Farragut,TN. Funeral services will follow at 1:00 pm in the Click Funeral Home Chapel officiated by Reverend Seth Hammond. Family and friends will proceed to Highland Memorial Cemetery for graveside services at 3:00 pm. Serving as pallbearers: W. Marshall Slayden IV, Matthew Slayden, Matt Dillard, Thomas Heslep, Jason Heslep, and Jeremy Dick.
Honorary pallbearers include: John Lee Williams, Jessie Wallace, Ward Phillips, Larry Mayberry, John Tidwell, Ralph Williams, Jim Jared, Frank Craver, and John Hedge.
On behalf of Bill, the family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to Mildred Smith, Penny Hatfield and Beth Crawford for all their years of dedication, service and friendship.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the G.H. Weems Foundation.
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