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Joseph Edwin "Pete" Slaydon, Jr. September 12, 1935 - August 30, 2023

Born: Thursday Sep 12, 1935

Died: Wednesday Aug 30, 2023

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Joseph Edwin “Pete” Slaydon, Jr., 87, of Eden passed away Wednesday, August 30, 2023, at Select Specialty Hospital in Greensboro.

A graveside service will be held 11am, Tuesday, September 5, 2023 at Slaydon Family Cemetery on Slaydon Rd in Eden. Visitation will be held Monday, September 4, 2023 from 5-7pm at Fair Funeral Home in Eden.

Pete was born September 12, 1935, in Rockingham County, NC, to the late Joseph “Mike” Slaydon and Pearl Jones Slaydon. Pete was a member of Lively Stone Baptist Church in Pelham, NC, where he served as Trustee. He worked in maintenance for York Oil Company until retirement. He was also a self-employed landscaper in Newport News, VA. Pete volunteered at Morehead Nursing Center in Eden. He was a member of Chapter W Gold Wing Motorcycle Club in Eden, an honorary member of Chapter C and O Gold Wing Club in Newport News, and a member of the Gold Wing Association.

Pete is survived by his loving wife, Vivian Ann Lay Slaydon of the home; sons, Michael Dean Slaydon (Claudia), Roger Lee Slaydon (Becky), Tony Curtis Slaydon (Sara), and Joseph Eugene Slaydon (Bonnie), all of Newport News, VA; daughter, Wanda Diane Miller of Eden, NC; grandchildren, Wayne and Lauren Slaydon (Maggie), Christopher and Kimberly Slaydon (Hunter, Patrick, Megan), Ashley Slaydon, Justin and Morgan Slaydon (Oakley), Jason and Molly Slaydon (AJ, Tina, Campbell), Brian Slaydon, Joe and Danielle Slaydon (Andrew, Oliver, August, Sophia), Joseph Askew, Brandon and Chelsie Miller (Eli, Luna, Zane), Stephanie Light, Jodi and Chris Gagalardi (Ziva, Murphy), Crystal and David McIntyre (Destiny, Thomas); brother, Robert Lee Slaydon; sister, Florine Hammock of Eden, NC; friends, Joe and Diane Crowder, Jeff and Jeanette Wright, Ed and Linda Travis, his church family and friends and Lively Stone Baptist Church; many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Pete was preceded in death by his sister, Rivers Prewette; grandchild, Jerry Askew.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 and Lively Stone Baptist Church Building Fund, 2347 Chandler Mill Rd, Pelham, NC 27311.

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Robert and family, 

so sorry for your loss.  Prayers during this difficult time.

Charles Bowman

Charles Bowman

We were so sorry to hear ofPete's passing We will be n prayer for all of you during ths time. God Bless you and keep you in His loving arms.

Jeff and Kathy owman

So sorry to here about uncle "Pete" (as we all knew him) passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Pete.

Ronnie & Brenda Young

Pop I am going to miss your smile, your hugs, and sense of humor. Thank you for all the wonderful memories of family gatherings for helping with projects when Roger was trying to get things done. I will Berber forget you taking Ashley and Justin to Fort Fun to play and they got sick in the car afterwards because of getting so dizzy on spinning toy. All the Easter eggs hunts and your love for squirrels. Most of all thanks for your loving for all of us. I wish you could have meet your great grandson Oakley. Love and miss you Pop

Becky Slaydon

To the Slaydon Family,

We send our deepest sympathy for the lost of Pete. You are in our hearts and prayers. 

Tom and Linda Lay

Tom Lay

Continued prayer for Pete's family and friends. We lived across the street for years from Pete and his family. Pete would always come over with something he had grown or if something didn't look right he come check on things and he would chat with my daddy Bubba Travis. He was such a sweet man. 

Brittany Travis and family

So sorry to hear about Pete. We had such fun as cousins growing up. Sorry I could not attend service but my multiple sclerosis was giving me a fit and I could not drive that far. Rhonda and I are sending you prayers and hugs. He will be missed so much. P

James Caudle

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