Billy W. Slatton, 54, of Deering, NH, formerly of Woburn, MA, died suddenly on January 11, 2020, as a result of injuries sustained in a tragic motor vehicle accident in Manchester, NH.
Billy was born in Arlington, MA. His family moved to Tennessee for a few years, returning to Massachusetts when he was 6. Billy spent most of his youth and young adult life in Woburn, MA. He had many friends in the Woburn area with whom he has remained in contact since childhood.
Billy was a devoted father and family man. His greatest joy in life was time spent with his two children. His utmost concern was their happiness and welfare, providing gentle guidance and support without judgment. He was deeply proud of his daughter and son no matter their path at any given time.
He was a gifted, self taught musician and could be found behind his drum-set most evenings, and had recently joined a band. Billy stayed abreast of current events and continued to learn all he could about history and the world. He was a devout Christian and held vast knowledge of the Bible and Biblical history. He would often engage in lengthy insightful discussions and debates on a variety of topics.
Billy was a free spirit and longed for time spent traveling across the United States visiting family or historical sites and experiencing the wonder of God's gifts of nature. He held an unfulfilled dream of visiting all the National Parks in an RV. He loved the open road.
He was a dreamer with an entrepreneurial spirit and often discussed his ideas for inventions and new business ventures. He loved the art of the deal. Billy was a hard worker and prior to his disability, he took great pride in his career as a professional painter and home improvement contractor.
Above all, Billy maintained a reputation of a kind and generous soul who had a heart of gold. He could be counted on to root for the underdog and to stand up for those who could not stand up for themselves. He was quick to open his home to those needing shelter. He fed and clothed those less fortunate even at times when his resources were limited.
Billy is survived by his wife, Kim (Gourley) Slatton, his daughter Erica Lingley-Slatton of Manchester, NH, and her wife Hannah; his son Johnny Slatton of Manchester, NH and his children’s mother, Christina Dickens of Warner, NH; step-daughter Angel Slobuszewski and her wife Robin of Deering, NH; stepdaughter Tonya Slobuszewski of Joanna,SC, his step grandsons Antonio and Ashton. He is survived by his father John Nigro of Sandwich, MA; his siblings and their spouses: Brenda and Bill Kolb of Sandwich, MA; Bonnie and David Olson of Canaan, VT; David and Deanna Slatton of Billerica, MA; Sandra Zaniewski of Mashpee, MA; Darlene and Eric Hopkins of Burlington, MA; sister-in-law Teresa Slatton of Punta Gorda, FL; his nieces and nephews: Billy Kolb, Brian Kolb, Alex Olson, Michael Slatton, Cameron Slatton, Samantha Slatton, Rachel Zaniewski, Kaitlyn Zaniewski, Emily Hopkins, Evan Hopkins and Angela Galeone.
Billy was preceded in death by his mother Beatrice “Betsy” Nigro, his birth father Johnny Slatton and his brother John Slatton.
Visiting Hours will be at The Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 60 Forest Park Road, Woburn, MA on Friday, January 24, 2020 from 4:00PM-8:00PM. A memorial service will be held at the church on Saturday, January 25 at 12:00 Noon. Arrangements by the Graham Funeral Home, Woburn, MA.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a donation to his GoFundMe account at www.gofundme.com