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Leonard Samuel Slate


Leonard Samuel Slate died October 8, 2021 in Noble at the age of 91 years 11 months 13 days. Funeral Services were held Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at the Wadley’s Funeral Chapel. Interment followed at Banner Cemetery in Slaughterville, entrusted to the care of Wadley’s Funeral Service. Online condolences may be made and service was live streamed at www.wadleysfuneralservice.com.

Len was born October 26, 1929 in Hobart, Oklahoma, to Samuel and Daisy (Keller) Slate. He was raised and attended school in Texas and Oklahoma.

On October 14, 1949, he married Wanda Jean O’Bryant in Wichita Falls, Texas,  and were married for 52 years before Wanda passed in 2001. Len and Wanda made Norman their home in 1962.

Len worked many jobs during his life including supervising the Atoka pipeline, working for the City of Norman, and owning his own business. In 1972, the family settled in Noble.

On September 10, 2004, Len married Evelyn Nesom in Slaughterville, Oklahoma, and just celebrated 17 years together. Len was a hard worker, and spent his weekends relaxing. He enjoyed buying, rebuilding and selling cars, spending time with his family, and playing dominos. 

Len was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Daisy Slate; his wife, Wanda Slate; his daughters, Lynda Kinney and Brenda Songer; his grandson, Samuel Slate; and his stepson, Jacob Creamer.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Slate of the home; his daughter, Debbie Slate; his sons, Billy Slate and Mike Slate; his brother, Ken Slate, Sr.; his sister, Virginia Roberts; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild, along with other relatives and friends.