George Slagle


George Slagle

George Slagle

George Franklin Slagle Jr., age 89, passed away Monday March 31, 2014 in New Harmony, Ind., surrounded by family.
He was born August 13, 1924 the son of George Franklin & Pearl Slagle in Pennington Gap, Va. He graduated from Jonesville High School in 1942. He married Jean Parson on November 29, 1946 in Bristol, Tennessee.
He served in the US Army during World War II and received a Purple Heart. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mount Vernon, Ind. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 5. He was a Posey County manager for Farm Bureau Insurance.
He was preceded in death by his wife of sixty years, Jean Slagle; his parents Frank & Pearl Slagle; his sister Gladys Bruner; and a daughter-in-law Rosie Slagle.
Surviving are his two sons, Frank Slagle (Joan) of Yellville, AR; Michael Slagle of Mount Vernon, Ind., and two daughters Dianna Simkins (Carl) of Wadesville, Ind.; Carol Scarafia (Jim) of New Harmony, Ind.; eight grandchildren Angel Coy, Beth Franklin, Heather Eubank, Jennifer Herr, Ben Slagle, Brian Simkins, Katie Scarafia, and Kris Scarafia; twelve great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.
Visitation was held from 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday April 3. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday April 4 with an hour visitation prior at Schneider Funeral Home, 512 Main Street, Mount Vernon, Ind., with Rev. Derrick Ousley officiating and entombment with military rights in Alexander Memorial Park Mausoleum.
Memorial contributions can be made to the First Baptist Church of Mount Vernon, Ind., or American Legion Post 5 of Mount Vernon, IN in lieu of flowers.

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