VeteranLuther Slinker

Luther T. Slinker, 72, of Mt. Sterling, formerly of Astoria, passed away at 9:52 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, 1997, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.

He was born Jan. 29, 1924, in Muhlenburg County, Kentucky, a son of Claude and Beulah Lee Scott Slinker. He married Wanda Gregory on May 23, 1952, in Springfield, Tenn. She preceded him in death on Oct. 4, 1979. Also preceding him in death were one brother, Wallace Slinker, and one sister, Martha Hughes.

Surviving are two sons, Steven Slinker of Normal and Tony Slinker of Mineer; two brothers, Leon Slinker and Guy Ray Slinker, both of South Carrolton, Ky.; one sister, Esteen Bagget of Cadiz, Ky.; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

He was a retired coal miner having worked for the Amax Coal Company in Vermont, Ill., for over 23 years. He had also worked for over 10 years as an iron worker for U.S. Steel. He attended Muhlenburg County Schools and Tech High School in Owensboro, Ky.

Mr. Slinker was a veteran of World War II having served his country in the United States Army and attaining the rank of Captain. He was a member of the Astoria Lodge #100 A.F.&A.M., the Mohammed Shrine Temple of Peoria, and the Peoria Valley Scottish Rite.

Cremation has been accorded and burial of the ashes will be at a later date in the Astoria Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to the Shriners Crippled Childrens Fund or the Mohammed Shrine Temple in Peoria.

The Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling was in charge of arrangements.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 1/22/1997


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