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Craig Slayton

Sunday, September 19, 2021
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Craig Slayton, 71, passed away on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, in Cedar Hill, Texas.

Craig was born on March 15, 1950, to Mark E. Slayton, Sr., and Clara Dean “Sally” (Haynes) Slayton. Craig grew up in Ennis and attended Ennis High School before transferring to Palmer High School where he graduated in 1968. Craig attended Elkins Tech during which time he started work for KLIF Radio Station in Dallas. He later worked for KRLD, and KAFM. He moved to El Paso where he also worked for various stations in that area. Later Craig moved to Los Angeles where he worked at several radio stations and also did audio for the sit-com The Golden Girls. While he lived in the Los Angeles area, he also worked for the Olympic games doing Audio Tech Designs. He was fortunate enough to do the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, Korea, the 1990 Olympics in Seattle, the 1994 Olympics in Norway, 1996 the Olympics in Atlanta and the 1998 Olympics in Japan. Craig had a long career of working for many professional sports teams doing audio design and traveling the world. Craig worked for CBS Radio in Dallas from 2006 until his retirement in 2017.

Craig was a member of the Christian Church, and Sons of the Texas Confederacy and the Texas Radio Hall of Fame. He loved music of all kinds, but his favorite was what he called Sunshine Pop.

Craig is survived by his only brother, Mark Slayton, Jr., and his wife, Gayla and cousins: Rene Thurault and Jeanne Rodgers.

Visitation will be held on Friday, September 24, 2021 from 12:30 p.m. until 1 p.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis.

Memorial services will be held on Friday, September 24, 2021 at 1 p.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary Chapel of Ennis.