Truett Preston (“T.P.” or “Butch”) Slaughter, Jr., age 73, of Ingleside, TX, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, February 15, 2022.
He was born in Refugio, TX, and graduated from Refugio High School. He voluntarily enlisted with the U.S. Marine Corp and served in active duty and reserves from 1967 to 1973 which included combat service during the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged as a decorated Sergeant and returned to Refugio. He worked as a welder and crop duster before entering the oil field. He retired in 2010 from Kiewit Offshore Services where he worked as an electrician. T.P. was a cancer survivor and a man of great strength and character. He was a loving father, avid motorcyclist, and enjoyed spending time with friends. He could be found in the front yard on Friday nights ready to drink beers and share stories with anyone who dropped by. In the last year he adopted a Chihuahua named Lola, and they were inseparable.
T.P. was preceded in death by his father, Truett Slaughter, Sr., and his mother, Mary Elaine (King) Carpenter.
He is survived by his spouse, Avelisia “Abby” Meza; his children, Samantha Slaughter, Lacy Schiffelbein, and John-Wesley Slaughter; and his siblings Retha Reilly, Janie Porter, and Della Rampley. He will be missed by his four grandchildren Samson, Anslea, Harrison, and Luke Schiffelbein. He is also survived by his former wife of 40 years and the mother of their children, Virginia Slaughter. He is remembered with love by his extended family Maricela Vargas, Jose Carranco, Angelica Carranco, and Jaelyn Brown.
The family will hold a private viewing at the Charlie Marshall Funeral Home in Aransas Pass, TX, on Wednesday, February 23 from 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. with public visitation and viewing from 11:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M. and a prayer service at 6:00 P.M.. He will be buried with full military honors on Thursday, February 24 at 11:00 A.M. at the Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery in Corpus Christi, TX. To leave an online condolence to the family, visit www.charliemarshallfuneralhomes.com. In lieu of flowers, friends and family are encouraged to make donations in T.P.’s name to www.toysfortots.org.