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Wednesday, 17 June 2020 15:04

Lyn Burton "Dink" Slaughter

Lyn Burton “Dink” Slaughter, age 70, of Matoaca, VA, passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents, Linwood Andrew and Bettie Virginia Carpenter Slaughter, and a sister, Jeanette O. Tyler. He is survived by his children, Brandon Lyn Slaughter and Lynsey Slaughter Brubaker (Chad); a grandson, Stephen Chase Brubaker; his devoted partner, Barbara E. White; siblings, Dolly N. Crowder (Calvin), James R. “Bud” Beck, Jack M. Beck (Cindy), Betty S. Bower, Nancy S. Wall, and Bonnie S. Perkinson, brother-in-law, Dean Tyler, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Dink served his country in the US Army Reserves. He retired from VDOT after 20+ years in various positions. Dink began working for the Colonial Heights Parks and Recreation department in the 1990’s supervising the adult softball leagues. In 2002, Dink was hired as a part-time groundskeeper in the Parks division for the City of Colonial Heights. He was a valuable and active member of the Richmond Shag Club, Virginia Shagger’s Hall of Fame, and National Living Legends of Dance. Dink and his partner, Barbara, taught shag lessons for the club, the adult education program of Powhatan County and at numerous community and fundraising events. He was a favorite partner of the ladies of the RSC. He worked especially hard to raise funds for Camp Fantastic, a week-long summer camp for children with cancer or who were in remission for 3 years or less. Dink was a big Cavaliers sports fan and traveled to many football and basketball games. Go Hoos! He was a member of the Community Hunt club in Dinwiddie. He loved hunting, fishing, golfing, NASCAR (Go Den Den), dancing and spending time with his family. Dink made friends everywhere he went and his friends and family will miss him greatly. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, June 20, 2020 at Western Heights Baptist Church, 24416 Cox Road, N. Dinwiddie, VA, 23803 followed by a funeral service 4:00 p.m. Interment will take place at 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 22, 2020 at Southlawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Specialove at 117 Youth Development Court, Winchester, VA 22602. Arrangements are by Williams Funeral Home & Crematory, Lawrenceville, VA. Condolences may be expressed at www.williamsfuneralhomeva.com.
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  • Comment Link Renee Manley Saturday, 20 June 2020 16:46 posted by Renee Manley

    Even though I could not physically make it to the service today, I am there in spirit. So many thoughts of Dink and Barbara and Nancy this week. What I will most remember about Dink is his presence at Visions on Thursdays, making sure the beginning shaggers felt welcome and offering to help them. His presence and many contributions to Richmond Shag Club will certainly be missed! My love and sympathy to Barbara, Nancy, and his entire family.

  • Comment Link Barbara Mccord Thursday, 18 June 2020 17:09 posted by Barbara Mccord

    I have many pleasant memories of dancing with Dink and repeating until I got it right! He was very patient. He was always offering advice, in a good way. A very caring person that made you feel better about yourself. I will miss him.
    I know you have many more pleasant memories of Dink and I hope they will help you through this pain. My prayers are with you.

  • Comment Link Linda and Brian Morrison Thursday, 18 June 2020 14:15 posted by Linda and Brian Morrison

    Brian and I send our love and condolences to Dinky’s family and friends. We always enjoyed seeing him when he and Barbara visited N. Myrtle Beach. He was a good friend and I always looked forward to dancing with him when we lived in Richmond. He always had a smile. We love you Dinky and know we will see you again. You’re in His hands now.

  • Comment Link Brenda Spain (Polly  Kenny) Thursday, 18 June 2020 12:47 posted by Brenda Spain (Polly Kenny)

    To The Slaughter Family,

    I am truly sorry for your loss. I can't imagine the grief and sorrow that each of you are feeling at this time. I will hold each of you in my thoughts and prayers. All the wonderful memories yall shared will last a lifetime.....I can hear my father now trying to tell Dinky how to make that perfect putt awwwwwwwww...

  • Comment Link fletcher harrison Thursday, 18 June 2020 12:14 posted by fletcher harrison

    im really sad at dinkys passing,he was been a friend since 1968. we played baseball together at woodpecker lodge. it always was a pleasure running into him,and was more words than hi. I hope to meet him again one day.

  • Comment Link Cla Meredith Thursday, 18 June 2020 11:34 posted by Cla Meredith

    It was with shock and sadness that I read of Dink's passing. He and I go back a long way, turning double plays in HS, with him at short and me at 2nd, then continuing in all the years of Watkins' softball, just from a different angle with him on the mound then...." If it's back to you, Dink, I'll be there". My deepest condolences go out to all of the family. My God bless you and keep you during this time. Love, Cla

  • Comment Link Jackie H Fischer Thursday, 18 June 2020 09:55 posted by Jackie H Fischer

    As we mourn Dink's passing, may GOD wrap his loving arms around us and give us peace and comfort. He was a very special man and he will be missed by all who knew him. Rest in peace, Dink.

  • Comment Link B J Seay Thursday, 18 June 2020 08:58 posted by B J Seay

    To Dink’s family, Barbara & friends - Dink’s friendliness, love of life, sense of humor & many talents will truly be missed. He was a wonderful dancer & Teacher & will be missed at many Shag events, including The Richmond Shag Club,The Villages Shag Club in Florida & Myrtle Beach SOS. His dedication to Camp Fantastic was admirable. Dink will be missed by his family, friends & dance partners.

  • Comment Link Bill Boyer III Thursday, 18 June 2020 04:00 posted by Bill Boyer III

    I am so glad to have known Dink and have the pleasure of his company all these years in the Richmond Shag Club with countless events and fundraisers too . He has left his upbeat indelible mark with so many of us and that love won't be fading away .

  • Comment Link Karen Psimas Wednesday, 17 June 2020 23:04 posted by Karen Psimas

    Dink left a lasting impression to all that he met. I am thankful that I got the opportunity to know him. He will be missed, but a part of him will be in everyone’s heart. My condolences go to Barbara and his family.

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