E. J. “Jerry” Slonaker

Published 9:42 am Friday, September 4, 2015

Funeral services for Rev. “Jerry” Slonaker were held Saturday, August 22, 2015, at Bunker Hill Baptist Church. Interment followed at New Bunker Hill Cemetery. Saulters Moore Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

Rev. David Perry and Rev. Randy Gardner officiated. Pallbearers were Doug Slonaker, Jeremy Slonaker, Jed Slonaker, Alex Slonaker, Barrett Slonaker, Peyton Slonaker and Jimmy McPhail.

Rev. “Jerry” was the son of William Clark Slonaker and Eva Marie Willis Slonaker. He was a World War II Army Veteran Staff Sergeant. He pastored several churches in South Mississippi including, First Church of Mt. Olive, Phalti Baptist Church, and Ora Baptist Church. He graduated from Mississippi College and New Orleans Baptist Seminary.

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While in the military at Camp Shelby, he met the love of his life, Katherine Robbins. They were married for 67 years. He was a member of Bunker Hill Baptist Church.

He is survived by two sons, Clark Slonaker (Joyce) of Laurel, MS, and Randy Slonaker (Kate) of Summitt, MS; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Kathryn; one great-grandson and two brothers.