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Slater N. Martin Jr.

October 22, 1925 - October 18, 2012
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Slater N. Martin, Jr. 86, passed away October 18, 2012 four days before his 87th birthday. He was born in Elmina, Texas, October 22, 1925. Slater passed due to a recent illness. Slater graduated from Jeff Davis High School in 1943 and went on to college at the University of Texas, 1943-1944 and shortly thereafter he was drafted to the U.S. Navy as a seaman first class. After the Navy he played guard at the University of Texas, 1946-1949; Minneapolis Lakers, 1949-56; St. Louis Hawks, 1957-60. He was inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame in 1981. He played on five World Championship teams; four with the Minneapolis Lakers and one with...
Slater N. Martin, Jr. 86, passed away October 18, 2012 four days before his 87th birthday. He was born in Elmina, Texas, October 22, 1925. Slater passed due to a recent illness.
Slater graduated from Jeff Davis High School in 1943 and went on to college at the University of Texas, 1943-1944 and shortly thereafter he was drafted to the U.S. Navy as a seaman first class. After the Navy he played guard at the University of Texas, 1946-1949; Minneapolis Lakers, 1949-56; St. Louis Hawks, 1957-60. He was inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame in 1981. He played on five World Championship teams; four with the Minneapolis Lakers and one with the St. Louis Hawks.
Slater was preceded in death by his father, Slater Martin, Sr.; mother, Thelma Lopes; wife, Faye Martin; and grandson, Brian Randall Martin.
He is survived by his sons, Slater Dugie and Jim Henry Martin and his wife Becky; grandson, Allan Slater Martin; great-grandson, Charles Henry Martin; along with numerous other loving family members and friends, which will saddened by his passing.
Visitation will begin on Sunday, October 21, 2012, from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m., at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home, 13001 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas, 77079. A funeral service will be held on Monday, October 22, 2012, at 12:30 p.m., at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Memorial Oaks Cemetery.

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