Dr. James Michael Slater
January 18, 1947 -
June 8, 2019

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It is with regret we announce the passing of Dr. James Michael Slater, age 72, of Fayetteville, TN. Jim was born on January 18, 1947 in Fort Wayne, IN to the late Fred Lyman and Vera Viola VanHouten Slater. He earned his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine degree from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, MO, worked as a Trauma Surgeon for many years in Mid-Michigan, and was a college professor with Ivy Tech Community College. Dr. Slater passed away on June 8, 2019 at Lincoln Medical Center.

Jim enjoyed fly fishing, astronomy, and spending time with his family. He was larger than life. Survivors include his devoted wife, Dr. Misty Dawn Miller Slater; daughters, Jessica Sue (Rick) Carter of Ann Arbor, MI, Emily Michael Slater of Las Vegas, NV, Breanna Elizabeth Jacobs of Columbus, OH, and Kate Isabella Slater, Natalie Erin Slater, and Daisy Amelia Slater all of Fayetteville, TN; son, Ian Stephen Slater, wife Nicole of Phillipsburg, NJ; granddaughters, Jane Victoria Carter, and Rachel Emily Carter, Abigail Zoe Slater and Caroline Janice Slater; and a brother, Stephen (Anne Jackson) Slater of Ankeny, IA.

A funeral mass will be held at 10 AM on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Fayetteville, TN with Reverend Father George Panthananickal officiating. Visitation with the family will be held at 4 PM until 7 PM on Monday, July 1, 2019, at Higgins Funeral Home in Fayetteville, TN.

A graveside service will be held at 11 AM on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, at Union Township Cemetery (Hope Lutheran Cemetery) at 2001 South 500 East, Columbia City, IN 46725.

Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Dr. James Michael Slater.

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21 Comments

  1. Tom Russell

    Mrs. Slater, Shocked and truly sorry about Mr. Slater. So wish he was still with you. I am the person who stopped and visited with you two and talked to you about Gen. Forrest camping in your area and you told me about talking to with Shelby Foot when you were a teen. Missed you last night at Higgins.

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  2. Sandi Bradford

    He was a great man, I loved him dearly. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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  3. Kim J McWhirter

    Keeping this family in my prayers. May God bless you with love, strength and peace. Love, Kim, Katie and Jessica

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  4. Sandra Lancaster

    To Dr. Misty Slater I know you weren’t my doctor for long but I just wanted to send my sympathy to you at your time of loss may God Bless you and your family I will keep you in my prayers

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  5. Michael Klele

    So sorry misty. I remember us sitting in the old residency office talking about u and Jim

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  6. Danielle Hanna

    So sorry. I didn’t know Jim well but seemed like such a genuine person. My heart goes out to you and your girls. Love you, Dani

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  7. Laura Shankster

    He is feeding all the “big dogs” in heaven their carrots! I have alot of fond memories of your family, including the 4 hooved ones. I am so sorry for your loss. He will be missed ❤

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  8. Debra Geihsler

    So sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers

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  9. Linda Birdsong

    My heart is breaking knowing you have lost the love of your life. The two of you gave so much to each other and gave 3 beautiful girls to the world. You are the best Misty.

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  10. Fr. Jim Halleron

    I am sorry for your loss of Jim!! I will keep your family in my prayers. May Christ give you his comfort and peace. I know Jim will continue to look over all of you!!

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  11. JoAnn SantaMaria

    Misty, I am so sorry for your loss, if there is anything I can do please let me know.

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  12. LuAnn and Tom DeNoi

    Misty and my dear preschool friends, Our love, thoughts, and prayers are being sent to you all. Jim always made me smile and I’ll forever hear him shouting Mrs. D……….! It was a privilege and honor to call him friend. Love you all. Tom and LuAnn

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  13. Mildred U Lopez

    oh Dr Slater I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you, family and friends for strength, peace and comfort.

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  14. John and Mary Garver

    So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with all of you. In Christian Love, John and Mary

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  15. Jim & Celeste Black

    We are so sorry to hear about Dr. Slater’s passing. Our thoughts & prayers are with you and your girls.

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  16. LaGay Horton

    He was a very fine guy..I will miss his funny jokes and friendly face at the window at BOLC. Park City Branch…
    Praying for you Misti and the family..

    Reply
  17. Tonya Fullerton, RN

    So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  18. Dawn Hoops

    Misty, my prayers go out to you and the girls. Jimmy was a gentle creature with wonderful sense of humor and quick wit. Love you all…

    Dawn and Jon Hoops

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  19. Amy Slone

    Misty, Troy and I are so very sorry for you and the family. Praying for peace and comfort to you all.

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  20. Heather Smith

    I am so sorry. You and tour family are in my thoughts and prayers!

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  21. Mischa Thomason, RRT

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

    Reply

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21 Comments

  1. Tom Russell

    Mrs. Slater, Shocked and truly sorry about Mr. Slater. So wish he was still with you. I am the person who stopped and visited with you two and talked to you about Gen. Forrest camping in your area and you told me about talking to with Shelby Foot when you were a teen. Missed you last night at Higgins.

    Reply
  2. Sandi Bradford

    He was a great man, I loved him dearly. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Reply
  3. Kim J McWhirter

    Keeping this family in my prayers. May God bless you with love, strength and peace. Love, Kim, Katie and Jessica

    Reply
  4. Sandra Lancaster

    To Dr. Misty Slater I know you weren’t my doctor for long but I just wanted to send my sympathy to you at your time of loss may God Bless you and your family I will keep you in my prayers

    Reply
  5. Michael Klele

    So sorry misty. I remember us sitting in the old residency office talking about u and Jim

    Reply
  6. Danielle Hanna

    So sorry. I didn’t know Jim well but seemed like such a genuine person. My heart goes out to you and your girls. Love you, Dani

    Reply
  7. Laura Shankster

    He is feeding all the “big dogs” in heaven their carrots! I have alot of fond memories of your family, including the 4 hooved ones. I am so sorry for your loss. He will be missed ❤

    Reply
  8. Debra Geihsler

    So sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers

    Reply
  9. Linda Birdsong

    My heart is breaking knowing you have lost the love of your life. The two of you gave so much to each other and gave 3 beautiful girls to the world. You are the best Misty.

    Reply
  10. Fr. Jim Halleron

    I am sorry for your loss of Jim!! I will keep your family in my prayers. May Christ give you his comfort and peace. I know Jim will continue to look over all of you!!

    Reply
  11. JoAnn SantaMaria

    Misty, I am so sorry for your loss, if there is anything I can do please let me know.

    Reply
  12. LuAnn and Tom DeNoi

    Misty and my dear preschool friends, Our love, thoughts, and prayers are being sent to you all. Jim always made me smile and I’ll forever hear him shouting Mrs. D……….! It was a privilege and honor to call him friend. Love you all. Tom and LuAnn

    Reply
  13. Mildred U Lopez

    oh Dr Slater I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you, family and friends for strength, peace and comfort.

    Reply
  14. John and Mary Garver

    So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with all of you. In Christian Love, John and Mary

    Reply
  15. Jim & Celeste Black

    We are so sorry to hear about Dr. Slater’s passing. Our thoughts & prayers are with you and your girls.

    Reply
  16. LaGay Horton

    He was a very fine guy..I will miss his funny jokes and friendly face at the window at BOLC. Park City Branch…
    Praying for you Misti and the family..

    Reply
  17. Tonya Fullerton, RN

    So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  18. Dawn Hoops

    Misty, my prayers go out to you and the girls. Jimmy was a gentle creature with wonderful sense of humor and quick wit. Love you all…

    Dawn and Jon Hoops

    Reply
  19. Amy Slone

    Misty, Troy and I are so very sorry for you and the family. Praying for peace and comfort to you all.

    Reply
  20. Heather Smith

    I am so sorry. You and tour family are in my thoughts and prayers!

    Reply
  21. Mischa Thomason, RRT

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

    Reply

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