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Kenneth Dale Slate, Sr.


Kenneth Dale Slate, Sr. died June 2, 2022 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at the age of 84 years 10 months 23 days. Funeral Services were held Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at Wadley’s Funeral Chapel.  Interment followed at Norman IOOF Cemetery, entrusted to the care of Wadley’s Funeral Service. Online condolences may be made, and service livestreamed at www.wadleysfuneralservice.com.

Ken was born July 10, 1937 in Hobart, Oklahoma, to Samuel Fisher and Daisy Elveda (Keller) Slate. He was raised and attended school in Hobart.

On April 3, 1958, he married Edna Mae Quick in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and eventually made their home in Lexington, Oklahoma. Ken worked as a Diesel Mechanic working on heavy equipment, cars and trucks. He was always in motion, tinkering on things in his spare time.

Ken loved watching his grandkids play sports, and his tractor. He never met a stranger and was a big flirt. Ken was often described as being invincible, or having 9 lives, for all that he went through during his life. Ken loved to joke, and his favorite was joking about Jack Daniels. Even in the hospital when asked what he wanted to drink, he said give me a Jack Daniels, and sometimes getting one snuck to him by his granddaughter.

Ken was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Daisy Slate; his wife, Mae Slate; his brother, Len Slate; and his siter, Virginia Ruth Roberts.

Survivors include his daughter, Darleen Branson of Oklahoma City; his daughter, Myra Hargrove of Purcell; his son, Kenneth D. Slate, Jr. of Purcell; his grandchildren, Christi Markham, Carrie Maloney and spouse, Toby, Jennifer Roberts, Christopher Roberts and wife, Elsa, Chelsea Fowler and husband, Dylan, Blain DeCastro, Amber Markham, Victoria Markham, Mia Delacruz and husband, Jesus,  Kaylee Branson and Dylan Winchester and wife, Aubrey; his great-grandchildren, Kaleb, Kyler, Caden, Bryan (aka Clyde), Braxton, Madilynn, Bryce, Grayson, Jacquelyn, Josephine, Zane, Claire, Caleb, Nani, Lizzy and Milani; his great-great grandson, Ace; and his numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.