Thayne Slater

Thayne Slater
Thayne Slater

Thayne Slater, 24, of Canyon, TX died Monday, January 11, 2021, after an eight-year battle with brain cancer.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, January 14, 2021, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Ed Constanza, pastor, Church of God, New Mexico, officiating.  Burial will follow at 2:00 p.m., in Jericho Cemetery in Jericho, TX.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Thayne was born January 24, 1996, in Cheyenne, WY to Toby and Tina Slater.

In spite of Thayne’s battle with cancer, he possessed a fantastic sense of humor and enjoyed making people smile.  Thayne loved to cook and garden.  He was a master wood turner, woodworker, and was an employee for the Happy Toy Maker for seven years.  Thayne appreciated the outdoors, loved the ranch life, was an avid fisherman and committed hunter.  He graduated from Canyon High School in 2014, WTAM University in December 2019 with a Bachelor of Science and Animal Science degree.  In May 2019, he participated in a Study Abroad program in Australia.

Our Thayne was courageous and faced every challenge head on.  He gave his all in everything he did.  Thayne always put others concerns above his own.  He was the most genuine and honest young man a person could meet.  Thayne was deeply convicted of his faith, in God, and His plan for him.  His presence will be deeply missed.

He is survived by his parents, Toby and Tina Slater, of Canyon, TX; brothers, Cody Lee Slater and wife Jocelyn, of New York, NY, and Clay Slater, of Amarillo, TX; grandmother, Diana Slater, of Canyon, TX; grandfather, Doyle Herring, of Amarillo, TX; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins, Philip Herring, Karyn, Kaila and her husband Xavier, and their daughter, Violet, Wilma Sue and Tim Sanders, and Kae Pinkston and husband Donnie.

12 Replies to “Thayne Slater”

  1. I was Thayne’s freshman composition teacher at WT. I remember him talking about his fondness for Elmer Kelton, the Western writer (“He puts Louis L’Amour to shame,” he said) and how he rescued a cricket that had gotten into the computer lab and was driving us all crazy. Mainly what I remember about him, and why I remember him so well, is that he struck me as a truly good, kind-hearted person. I had just moved to Texas at the time, and he was the kind of young man who makes you think: “Things will be fine, because the folks here are A-Ok.” To the Slater family, I am so sorry for your loss; clearly Thayne meant so much to all the people who knew him.

  2. To Toby and Tina Slater and family:

    My prayers are with you at this time of missing Thayne, your beloved family member. Please take comfort in God and His plans for us, and from all those who care.

    May God bless you going forward…

  3. Deeply sorry for your loss. He sounds like he was an awesome young man. Praying for the whole family. Deepest sympathy and love.
    Donna (cousin)

  4. Toby and Tina you are in our prayers. Thayne was a very fine young man and a shining example to anyone who knew him. He was always very respectful and polite. He will be greatly missed and we will always hold his memory in our hearts. We love you guys and pray that God will grant you Perfect Peace.

  5. To Thayne’s family, our hearts are heavy hearing of his passing. We feel we knew him as the years of hearing about him & his struggle have resulted in many prayers & hopes for Thayne.
    We know his suffering is over, but the hearts left behind are hurting greatly.
    You are all still in our prayers for comfort, strength & the understanding that only our Heavenly Father can bestow.
    Tom & Karen Hackman
    Colorado Springs, CO

  6. I never knew a finer young man. Thayne was courageous in his battle, and encouraged many by his example. I praise our loving God for his life, and know assuredly that God has plans for him in the future. I am deeply saddened to see his life cut short here on earth. My heart goes out to the wonderful loving family that he comes from. May the peace , and holy spirit of God comfort you all in this time of sorrow. I love you all very much, you are all in our prayers daily.
    With much love,
    Nate Forester.

  7. Toby, Tina, and Family,

    We are so very sorry to hear of Thayne’s passing. Our hearts, prayers, and love surround you. God Bless you All.

    Lloyd and Carol Greer

  8. Words are completely inadequate to tell you the deep sorrow that we feel learning of Thayne’s passing. From one family to another, please know that we are holding you in our hearts.

  9. Thayne was a special young man and I’m glad to have gotten acquainted while traveling in Australia. He will be remembered. 💕

  10. My heart goes out to each one of you. I’m so glad Thayne was in Australia with us and I got to meet him! We all made so many memories that will always hold a special place in my heart. Thayne Slater was definitely one of a kind, and that’s what made him so special!

  11. I’m deeply sorry for the loss of your son and brother. I’ll be praying for you.

    Joan Henry, wife of Tim Henry

  12. Mr & Mrs Slater I am heart sick after receiving Toby’s call regarding Thayne’s passing. He was my special friend & I’m so thankful I got to go on the Australia/New Zealand trip during which I got to know Thayne well. I will never forget him & will treasure that time on the trip. Lord Bless you all & please accept my deepest condolences.

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