Robert Eugene Slater of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life, Sunday, June 26, 2022 in Ft. Smith, Arkansas with his loved ones by his side. Robert was born May 2, 1973 in Poteau, Oklahoma to Lee Roe “Goat” Slater and Nova (Wright) Slater. He was 49 years old.
Robert grew up in and around the Waldron area. He drove a log truck for many years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and snagging. He was a member of the Scott County Fox, Wolf and Deer Hunters Association. Robert especially looked forward to time spent with his kids, grandkids and family.
Robert leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife, Katy of the home, one daughter, Kelley Slater and fiance’ Thomas Wagner, one son Robert Ethan Slater and fiance’ Tiffany Gwin, one sister Sandy Norris and one brother David Slater. Popa will forever remain in the hearts of his grandchildren: Reed Slater, Coltyn Parker, Dakoda Parker, Hunter Wagner, Roy Wagner and Kimberly Wagner. Robert will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives he impacted including a host of nephews, nieces, great nephews, great nieces, extended family and friends.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Lee Roe and Nova Slater, his father and mother in law John and Georgia Baker, one sister, Patricia Maxell and nephews Wesley Wagner and Josh Slater.
Robert’s life celebration will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, July 1, 2022 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Konnor McKay officiating. Interment will follow in the Lamb Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.
Robert’s pallbearers will be Ethan Slater, Brian McCullah (Gordy), Andrew Parsons, Jared Wagner, Tucker Holder, Mike Jones, Dusty Lovett, Bruce Isham, Mark Isham and Coleman Manning. Honorary pallbearers will be David Slater, Bill Lovett, Jim Lovett, Thomas Wagner, Ken Cicherski Jr. and Todd Pennington.
Robert’s visitation will be Friday, July 1, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.
The family would like to thank everyone for the love and support during this time of loss.