Weatherford Democrat


November 19, 2013

Fay Eugene Slape

Fay Eugene Slape, known by his family as “Zoo,” was born March 24, 1928, in Fort Gibson, Okla. to Riley Slape and Ida Cawvey and joined his Heavenly Father Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, in Weatherford, at the age of 85.

A visitation will be held Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, with the family receiving friends from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Clifford D. Garrett Family Funeral Home in Fort Gibson.

A celebration of Gene’s life will be held Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, at 1 p.m. at the Clifford D. Garrett Family Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Kevin Webster officiating. Interment will follow at the Fort Gibson National Cemetery.

Gene grew up in Oklahoma, where he enlisted in the United States Army. After serving in the Army, he enlisted in the United States Navy, proudly serving his country for over 10 years before being honorably discharged in January 1957. Gene married the love of his life, Helen Mae Nichols, on June 7, 1958, a marriage that lasted over 55 years. Gene and Helen made their home in Fort Worth, where Gene worked for the City of Fort Worth as the Assistant General Foreman for the Street Department, retiring in 1984. After retirement they moved to Weatherford, where Gene’s time was spent gardening and landscaping around his home. Gene enjoyed painting with oils and drawing with pencil, but his greatest joy came from playing with his grandchildren. He was a faithful member of Willow Park Church of Christ.

Gene leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife, Helen and five children; Amy Yvonne Shipman, of Weatherford, David Earl Shipman, of Fort Worth, Diana Faye Slape, of Weatherford, Fay Eugene (Gene) Slape Jr., and wife Amy, of Willow Park, and Richard Joseph Slape, of Fort Worth, TX, two sisters; Lois Peace and Joan Cochran, both of Wagoner, Okla.; three grandchildren, James Eugene Slape and Alexander Joseph Slape, both of Willow Park, and Laura Beth Shipman, of Spokane, Wash.; along with many nieces, nephews and many friends.

Fay Eugene Slape was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Richard Slape; and a sister, Eula Loftin.

The family of Fay Eugene “Zoo” Slape has entrusted his services and burial to Clifford D. Garrett Family Funeral Home 1224 E Poplar, Fort Gibson, OK 74434, (918)478-2555. Online condolences may be left at

Text Only
  • Katherine Faye Daniel Brown

    BRECKENRIDGE — Katherine Faye Daniel Brown, 93, died Sunday, July 20, 2014, in DeLeon. 

    July 22, 2014

  • Kelley Ann Aylesworth Queen

    Kelley Ann Aylesworth Queen, 54, died of natural causes on July 13, 2014.

    July 22, 2014

  • Maggie Curtis Maggie Curtis

    Maggie Curtis passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014, at the age of 80. 

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Charles M. Linehan Charles M. Linehan

    WEATHERFORD — Charles M. Linehan, 81, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lyndia Faye Bullock Lyndia Faye Bullock

    FORT WORTH — Lyndia Faye Bullock, 66, beloved mom, granny, daughter, sister and friend, passed away Friday, July 18, 2014, at home with her family.

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Jewel Allene Williams

    Jewel Allene Williams, 98, of Springtown, passed away Friday afternoon, July 18, 2014, in the local hospital. 

    July 19, 2014

  • Ronald Witt Hobbs

    Ronald Witt Hobbs, age 79, passed away on Thursday, July 17, 2014, in Weatherford, Texas. 

    July 17, 2014

  • Larry Drew Cook Larry Drew Cook

    Larry Drew Cook, 69, of Hudson Oaks, passed away Monday, June 14, 2014. Larry was born Nov. 9, 1944, in Muncie, Indiana, to Mildred and Norman Cook.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ruby Emerson Ruby Emerson

    Ruby Emerson, age 96, entered heaven praising God in the presence of her Savior on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. 

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Kelley Ann Audesworth Queen

    Kelley Ann Audesworth Queen, 54, died of natural causes on July 13, 2014.

    July 17, 2014

Must Read
Top News
House Ads
AP Video
Judge Ponders Overturning Colo. Gay Marriage Ban Airlines Halt Travel to Israel Amid Violence NYPD Chief Calls for 'use of Force' Retraining VA Nominee McDonald Goes Before Congress Bush: Don't Worry, Sugarland Isn't Breaking Up US Official: Most Migrant Children to Be Removed Police Probing Brooklyn Bridge Flag Switch CDC Head Concerned About a Post-antibiotic Era Raw: First Lady Says `Drink Up' More Water Courts Conflicted Over Healthcare Law Holder Urges Bipartisanship on Immigration Raw: Truck, Train Crash Leads to Fireball US Airlines Cancel Israel Flights Obama Signs Workforce Training Law Crash Victims' Remains Reach Ukraine-held City Diplomatic Push Intensifies to End War in Gaza Cat Fans Lap Up Feline Film Festival Michigan Plant's Goal: Flower and Die Veteran Creates Job During High Unemployment