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Obituary for James R. Slater

James Richard Slater, age 71 of Delton passed away on Saturday, September 3, 2022. Jim was born on October 8, 1950 in Kalamazoo to Marinus and Gertrude (Wiersma) Slater. Jim was a 1972 graduate of Western Michigan University. He worked for many years as a landscaper, most recently at Hitchcocks Village Landscape. Faith was important to Jim and he was a member at Delton Community Church. He was very involved with the Appalachia Service Project (ASP) for over 20 years. Jim also served as a member of the Long Lake Cloverdale Association. He will be remembered as a good neighbor, do-it-yourselfer, and a humble Christian man that loved the Lord with all his heart. Jim is survived by his brother, Jack (Leslie) Slater; sister-in-law, Mary Slater; several nieces and nephews; and faithful companion Bailey. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Robert Slater. Jim’s family will receive friends on Friday, September 9, 2022 from 10:00-11:00 AM at Delton Community Church, 5380 Mooselodge Dr, Delton, MI 49046, where his memorial celebration will be conducted at 11:00 AM. Pastor Mike McCrumb will officiate. Memorial contributions to the Appalachia Service Project (ASP) ( will be appreciated. Please visit to share a memory or leave a condolence message to Jim’s family.