James Thomas Slater III

July 31, 1943 - July 14, 2022
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Friday 7/22, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes, Downtown
639 North Main Steet
Greenville, SC 29601
Friday 7/22, 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

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James T. “Bumpa” Slater III, 78, passed away peacefully on July 14, 2022, after a long and courageous battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia.   Jim was born and raised in Syracuse, NY, where he played basketball for Solvay High School. In 1965, he earned his Bachelors of Science degree from St. Lawrence University where heContinue Reading

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Grant and Susan Sharpe left a message on July 22, 2022:
Dear Sharon, Jamie and family, Susan and I were very moved by Jamie’s eulogy on Jim’s life and family dedication. I will miss him personally, and feel a very deep void in my life. God bless all the family and we will be thinking of you all in our prayers.
Gary E Maurer left a message on July 22, 2022:
Sharon and the entire Slater family - My prayers and memories to everyone especially Sharon, who for the better part of twenty some years refereed our nightly phone conversations. Jamie your memories of your father, some of which were shared with me as we talked, brought me back to an earlier heart felt time. Jim i.e. "The Doctor" had many repeatable pet phrases - " Gin and Your Away " to name two. Thank you for the opportunity to share my thoughts about my dear friend !
Robert W Paxson left a message on July 22, 2022:
It's so hard to believe that Jim aka The Doc is gone. I've known him since the fourth grade at Cherry Road School. Over those years he has always been a good friend and someone you could depend on, someone you could go to for a helping hand. Jim and I played a lot of golf together and had a few cocktails for sure. He was a life long friend and you don't get many of those. I was lucky. He will be sorely missed but never forgotten.
Robert Robinson left a message on July 22, 2022:
So sorry for your loss. Jim was a good friend and will be missed. He loved talking about his children and grandchildren and was so proud of all of them. Please let us know if you ever need anything. Robert and Jennifer Robinson.
Kevin Ritz left a message on July 19, 2022:
My favorite brother in law, that's what he always called me, I loved that. As he loved his family, his friends, and every dog he ever owned. A kinder more generous man than I have ever known, I proudly called him brother in law, and made my heart soar to talk and listen to him. May I extend my heart felt condolences to his wife my sister, my niece her husband, my nephew his wife and all his grandchildren who he loved so much. I will miss my friend...quite a bit. Kevin
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Vikki H left a message on July 18, 2022:
Very sorry for your loss He touched those of us nurses that took care of him at AIC
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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