Willie Buchanan “Buck” Slaughter, 91, of Mexia, passed away Feb. 12, 2014 in Mexia. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, at Blair-Stubbs Chapel with Rev. Bill Wright and Mr. Neil Bond officiating. Interment will follow in the New Hope Cemetery.
Visitation with the family will be 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Buck was born Sept. 19, 1922 in Mexia, to Harlie and Willie Shelton Slaughter. He was a retired building superintendent city inspector.
Buck was raised in Mexia and graduated from Mexia High School. At the age of 16, while still attending high school, he managed to join the Mexia National Guard unit. On March 19, 1939, he became a member of Company B, 143rd Infantry, 36th Division. After World War II began, he was mobilized into the U.S. Army on Nov. 25, 1940.