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De Ottis Slocumb

August 12, 2015

Funeral for De Ottis “Buddy” Slocumb, 85, of Hartselle will be Sat., Aug. 15, at 7 p.m. at First Christian Church with Jerry Ridding officiating and Hartselle Heritage Funeral Home assisting the family.

Visitation will be Sat., Aug. 15, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the church.

Mr. Slocumb died Wed., Aug. 12, 2015, at his residence. He was born May 5, 1930. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Hartselle, a veteran of the U.S. Navy and retired from Alabama Power. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed SEC football. Mr. Slocumb was a devoted and loving family man. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Ida Slocumb; his first wife, Alvera Thompson Slocumb; and several brothers and sisters.

He is survived by his wife Jo Ann Stephenson Slocumb; two sons, Mark Slocumb (Kathy) and Brian Slocumb; two step-sons, Tim Stephenson (Angie) and Dr. Jason Stephenson (Kimberly); a daughter, Cindy McCuthen (Ken); and one sister, Geneva Petty; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Honorary pallbearers will be the coffee club at Cedar Cove Grocery Store.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Christian Church kitchen fund or Hospice of the Valley.