Date of Birth September 6, 1933
Date Deceased February 6, 2024
Hometown Cohocton
Home State N.Y.
Service Date February 16, 2024
Service Time 2 p.m.
Service Location Avoca Methodist Church
Interment Location Mapleview Cemetery, Cohocton

Winston D. Slayton

COHOCTON-Winston D. Slayton, 90, of Cohocton, passed away Tuesday (Feb. 6, 2024) at the Elcor Nursing Facility in Horseheads, NY.

Born on Sept. 6, 1933, he was a son of the late Ernest D. and Neva (Towner) Slayton. Besides his parents, he was also predeceased by one  brother, Carlton  Slayton.  On Sept. 9, 1954 he was married at the former Wallace Methodist Church to Rita (Magee) Slayton, who survives.

He was employed as a dairy farmer and cattle trucking.

A member of the National Farmers Organization (NFO), he loved spending time with his family and enjoyed farming, trucking, snow mobiling and stock car racing.

Besides his wife, Rita, he is lovingly survived by four children, Jeffrey Slayton of Montana, Debra (Stephen) Dodds, Bret Slayton and Forrest (Kelly) Slayton all of Cohocton; nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Eloise Bowers of Elmira, NY; one brother, William Slayton of Wallace, NY; 2 sisters-in-law, Jeri Slayton of Avoca and Donna Magee of Savona, as well as several nieces and nephews.

There will be an hour of calling from 1-2 p.m. Friday (Feb. 16, 2024) at the Avoca Methodist Church, where a funeral setvice will take place at 2 p.m. Friday, with Pastor Barre Butts officiating. Interment will be in Mapleview Cemetery, Cohocton.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing may contribute in his memory to the Avoca Methodist Church, 8553 Jacobs Ladder Road, Avoca, NY 14809

The  Bishop & DeSanto Funeral Home, 22 N. Main St., AVOCA is honored to assist the family with the arrangements.

Online condolences or remembrances of Winston are welcome below in the comment section or on the Facebook page of Bishop-Johnson & DeSanto Funeral Home.






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5 Responses

  1. Fond memories of Wink, always had a joke and a smile for everyone he met, if he knew them or not. RIP you have earned it.

  2. Wink was a good man. A great neighbor to grow up near on “the hill”. I vividly remember him driving his blue and white cattle truck all around the county doing what he loved. He will be greatly missed by many.
    My sincere condolences to all of his family and close friends.

  3. Wink will be truly missed and fondly remembered by my father, James. He thought of Wink as a good friend and they traveled to many places together and they shared many memories. My father shares these stories with me often and he smiles and laughs about his times with Wink! Wink was a wonderful friend to my dad and he will live forever in our hearts and he will be sadly missed! Our condolences to Rita and family!

  4. wink was such an awesome person, i am defiantly honored to have known him and to have worked on his vehicles, he will truly be missed, rest easy olé boy.

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