SPRING HOPE – Frank Jay Slone, age 91, passed away on Friday, September 15, 2017. Born in Carter County, KY on April 3, 1926, he was the son of the late Jasper Slone and Marian Ruth Yates. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Patricia “Pat” Ann Sinnette Slone; son, Frank Richard Slone; daughter, Deborah Ann Slone Kornegay; and brother, Wilbur Slone.
Frank retired from Piedmont Airlines after having a career as a station manager for 39 years. Frank and Pat moved to Lake Gaston in 1986. They were members of Christ Episcopal Church in Rocky Mount for 17 years, All Saints Church in Roanoke Rapids for 17 years, and Church of the Good Shepherd for 12 years. A devoted husband, a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, Frank will be dearly missed and will never be forgotten.
Frank leaves behind to cherish his memory, son, Robert Bryan Slone and wife, Patricia, of Spring Hope. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Ana Kornegay Roderick and husband, Sean, Robert “Bo” Kornegay III and wife, Michelle, Nicholas Slone, Bryan Slone, Katherine Ann Slone, Christina Slone; great-granddaughter, Phoenix Hobbs; son-in-law, Robert D. Kornegay, Jr.; and several nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Frank’s Life will be held on Monday, September 18, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Church of the Good Shepherd, 231 N. Church Street, Rocky Mount with the Rev. Matthew Johnson officiating. The Inurnment Service will follow the Celebration of Life at the Church’s Columbarium. Visitation with the family will follow the Inurnment Service in the Fellowship Hall of Church of the Good Shepherd.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Debbie Kornegay Fund, Church of the Good Shepherd, 231 N. Church Street, Rocky Mount, NC 27804.
Arrangements entrusted to Wheeler & Woodlief Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 1130 N. Winstead Avenue, Rocky Mount, NC 27804. You may share memories and condolences with the family by visiting www.wheelerwoodlief.com.