James Earl Slade, Sr, 73, beloved husband and father, passed away Sunday, April 08, 2007, at his Gulfport home after a lengthy illness.
He was preceded in death by his parents, L.C. and Lorene Slade and a brother, Edwin Slade.
He was retired from NCBC, Gulfport, after 37 years civil service and was veteran of the U.S. Army serving in Korea.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Jo Ann, and his five children: Theresa Upchurch and husband Ronnie, Ginger Slade Rewis, Eddie Slade and wife Melissa, all of Gulfport, Jim Slade and wife Belinda of St. Martin, and David Slade and wife Yoko of Osaka, Japan. He is also survived by his brother, L.C. aÌâÅSonnyaÌâ Slade of Gulfport, his favorite aunt, Lillian Lee, of Gulfport and his grandchildren: Karen Rewis Wisnewski, Elizabeth Rewis Teeple, Adam Rewis, Lauren Upchurch, Dustin Slade, Emily Slade, Alyssa Slade, Guy Slade, Brandi Trosclair, and Bryan Trosclair, and one great-grandchild, Addison Wisnewski.
The family would like to extend their appreciation to Memorial Hospice with special thanks to the following: Debbie Eaker, Isa Cavaness, Roxanne Cox, and Brenda Dubuisson.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, 2007 with visitation from 1 p.m. until the service at the Riemann family's GULF COAST FUNERAL HOME, Three Rivers Road Chapel, Gulfport.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to Memorial Hospice, P.O. Box 1810, Gulfport, MS 39502.
An online guestbook may be signed at www.gulfcoastfh.com