SCOTT CITY -- Benjamin Franklin Slaten, 91, died at 9:35 a.m. Sept. 18, 2005, at Clearview Nursing Center.
Born April 17, 1914, in Randles, son of the late William B. and Mary B. Pollard Slaten, he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and had worked as route supervisor for Bluff City Beer Company. He was of the Baptist belief.
On Oct. 27, 1938, in Caruthersville, he married Frances Marie Mullis who preceded him in death on Sept. 15, 1974.
He was also preceded in death by three sons, two brothers and six sisters.
Survivors include: two sons, William V. Slaten of Sikeston and Danny Slaten of Scott City; two daughters, Benna Kay Johnson of Caruthersville and Jennifer Moseley of Sikeston; and eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Kelley Grubbs, pastor of the Murray Lane Baptist Church, will officiate.
Burial with full military honors by the Missouri Military Funeral Honor Guard will follow in the Memorial Park Cemetery.