Sam Barrett Slade

b. 19 September 1920, d. 23 October 2006
     Sam Barrett Slade was born on September 19, 1920 in Roberta, Crawford County, Georgia.1 He was the son of Ben Turner Slade and Nell Louisa Barrett.
     Sam married Patricia Lenore Thomas.1 He enlisted in the Georgia National Guard in 1941 and served in the Southwest Pacific during World War II in 1942. He re-enlisted in 1962, and spent a total of 39 years in the Army Reserve and Alabama National Guard . In his civilian work he was in the retail building materials and construction business until his retirement.
      He died on October 23, 2006 in Eufaula, Barbour County, Alabama, at age 86.2

     Sam served as Mayor of Eufaula from 1988 to 1992, and was hailed as a progressive leader who brought the town into the 21st century. He was an active civic volunteer and leader before and after his mayoral term. Besides his distinguished military career that spanned nearly four decades, he also served as:
Past post commander and life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars
Past post commander of the American Legion
Past president of the One-O-One Battalion Association
Past president of the Eufaula Lions Club
Member of the Free and Accepted Masons and a Shriner
Trustee of the Eufaula Carnegie Library for 30 years
Director of the Choctawhatchee Regional Library
Director of the Eufaula Heritage Association
Member of the Committee for the Promotion of the Performing Arts
Chairman of Eufaula's "We the People" Bicentennial Celebration
Charter president of Eufaula's Little Theatre
Vice president and director of the Eufaula Chamber of Commerce
First United Methodist Church administrative board member, treasurer, trustee, lay speaker and Sunday school teacher
Selected as one of The Eufaula Tribune's 10 "Good Citizens" in 1987
Chairman of the Eufaula Water Works and Sewer Board
President of the Friends of the Library.

Census & City Directory Records

CensusLocationHead of Household
1930Eufaula, Barbour County, Alabama, at 525 Eufaula StreetBen Turner Slade3
1940Liberty County, GeorgiaBen Turner Slade4

Children of Sam Barrett Slade and Patricia Lenore Thomas

  • Georgianne Slade 1
  • William Barrett Slade 1


  1. [S343] Margaret Slade letter to Barbara S Dayhuff 6 Feb 2003,.
  2. [S109] Personal knowledge of James L Slade,, by email from Margaret B Slade 23 Oct 2006.
  3. [S485] 1930 US Census of Barbour County, Alabama, ED 3-6, page 8-B, hh 192, fam 216, also see page 9-B, lines 77 & 78.
  4. [S899] 1940 US Census of Liberty County, Georgia, ED 89-4, sh 5-B, lines 62-66, fam 100.