Thomas Walter Slater Jr.

Published 12:57 pm Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Mocksville Police Detective Thomas Walter Slater Jr., 49, died Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016, at Forsyth Medical Center.

“Slater,” as known to family and friends, was a native of Forsyth County, born Sept. 11, 1966, to the late Thomas Walter Slater,Sr. and the late Mozelle Phillips Slater. He was the husband of Teresa Lynn Hicks Slater. He was a graduate of West Forsyth High School and then served honorably in the United States Air Force from 1987-1990. He had been with the Mocksville Police Department for 10 years and was a reserve officer with the Davie County Sheriff’s Department. He was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 710 AF&AM in Advance.

The receiving of friends was to be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17 at Davie Funeral Service Chapel in Mocksville. The celebration of life service was to be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the funeral chapel. Burial was to follow in the Rose Cemetery in Mocksville with honors provided by the Davie County Law Enforcement Honor Guard and the US Air Force Honors Team, followed by Masonic Rites.

In addition to his wife, survivors include: a son, Joshua Lee Slater and wife Caitlyn of Mocksville; a daughter, Erica Flemming of Mocksville; a brother, Ray Slater and wife Kathy of Morristown, Tenn.; a sister, Lora Goins and husband Ricky of Winston-Salem; 3 grandchildren, Makenzie Smoot, Khloe Gadson and Jonathan H. Slater; plus a host of fellow officers and friends.

Memorials: Purple Heart Foundation or the Wounded Warrior Project.