Rodney Wayne Slaughter of Miami, Okla. passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at Mercy Hospital in Joplin, Mo.  He was 70.

Rodney was born October 11, 1946 in Wichita, Kans. to Otis Hilburn and Lola Myers.  He had lived in the Miami area for the past 20 years moving from Oklahoma City.  He served in the U.S. Navy during Vietnam and was a member of the VFW Post in Grove.  He was a member of the First Christian Church in Miami, Okla.  Rodney was a salesman for Campbell Wholesale in Tulsa. 

He was preceded in death by his wife Elaine Slaughter, October 10, 2013 and by his parents.

Survivors include his daughter Shonna Stovall and husband James of Commerce, Okla., two sisters Donna Stamper of Wichita, Kans. and Joyce Bohlman of Belle Plaine, Kans., six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. 

Funeral Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, June 26, 2017 at the Paul Thomas Funeral Home Chapel in Commerce, Okla.  Pastor Leon Weece will officiate.  Interment will be in Buzzard Cemetery in Grove, Okla. Military Rites will be conducted by Grove Veterans Ritual Team.  The family will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.  Services have been placed in the care of the Paul Thomas Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Commerce, Okla.  Online condolences may be made at