James "Skip" Nolan Slaton

Born on September 4, 1942

Departed on November 7, 2015 and resided in Nashville, TN

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James “Skip” N. Slaton- Age 73, Born in Rome, Georgia on September 4, 1942, passed away Saturday, November 7, 2015, leaving his illness behind and joining Jesus Christ. He is preceded in death by his father, Cecil D. Slaton. Skip is survived by the love of his life and his world of 30 years, Pam Slaton; children, Sandy, Shari, Kim, and Robby; 6 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren; his mother, Mildred L. Slaton; sisters, Helen Zercher and Linda Johnson. Skip worked for Marty Robbins and was on the Pitt Crew of Marty’s race team, and drove Marty’s tour bus around the country. Later, Skip drove tour buses for many famous artists for many years. He also owned Skip’s Coach Coral. Before he retired, he worked at Eagle Nest Coach as a mechanic on tour buses. Skip was a loving husband who loved Pam more than life itself. He gave his heart and soul to her. Skip was a hero to his children, and to all that knew him. He was such an incredible man who lived life to the fullest. He lit up any room he walked in. Skip was a person that you were better off for having known him. The family would like to send a special thank you to: Dr. Shell, Dr. Vanhook, Dr. Kayser, and Dr. Gore. A Celebration of Life will be Wednesday, November 11, 2015, at 2:00pm, at West Harpeth Funeral Home with Buck Dozier, Don Spears, and Sean Dozier officiating. Interment will follow at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens.  Active pallbearers will be: Steve Zercher, Don Agan, Jason Agan, Wayne McMurtry, Bobby Boyd, Sean Dozier, Michael Proctor and Jamie Proctor. Honorary pallbearers will be: Robby Slaton, Bobby Dozier, Steve Dozier, Gregory Huffine, David Dozier, Michael Dozier, and Andy Dozier, Okie Jones, Jim Webb, Matt Zercher, Ken VanDeren, Gene Mooney, David Hunt, John Crosslin, Dell Crosslin, Dan Miller, Randy Morgan, Lawrence Cruz, Col. Bill Britt, Joe Mann, Van Parrish, Paul Moran, Jarrett Christy, Neil Proctor, Brad McMurtry, and Eagle Nest Coach. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 2:00pm until 8:00pm, and on Wednesday one hour prior to the service. A full obituary can be viewed at www.westharpethFH.com

6 Comments to Mr. James "Skip" Nolan Slaton

  1. Tammy Hicks-Meadows
    November 9, 2015 2:45 pm

    Praying for Sandy and the rest of the family through this difficult time. We love you and miss you!

  2. Teresa (Webb) White
    November 10, 2015 12:03 am

    Pam,Sandy and family, you are all in my prayers. Skip was such a great man and my family loved him dearly. He will be missed by so many.

  3. Kimberly Brewer-Booz
    November 10, 2015 11:48 am

    Shari, Sandy, Kim and Robby, Neil and I as so sorry for your loss. We are sending prayers of love and strength to you all. Wish we could be there to hold your hands, share your tears and provide loving shoulders for you to lean on. Let us know if you need anything. May the Sweet Lord Jesus watch over you all and bring loving peace to your sweet souls.

    Kim and Neil Booz

  4. Kim Stephenson
    November 10, 2015 3:38 pm

    Pam-I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You meant the world to him. He will be missed.
    Take one day at a time-and may God walk with you in this difficult time and always.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers. Kim

  5. Cindy Wallace
    November 10, 2015 3:48 pm

    Rest in Peace, my forever friend. I sure enjoyed all the years working with you. There will never be another that can light up a room like you did. You were the best of everything. I am very blessed to have known you and to have been able to call you my friend. Meet you on the other side buddy.

  6. Christine Embry & Family
    November 11, 2015 12:06 pm

    Pam –

    I was so sorry to hear about your loss. My heart goes out to you. The brief time I met Skip he was a delight! I’m hoping we make it today, but Amariah is having a hard time with the thought of it – so our hearts are with you even if we aren’t there in person.

    Christine and Amariah

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