Obituary | Harley Slate: 1952 ~ 2020

Obituary  |  Harley Slate

Once you were his friend, you were his friend for life. (Annie Hayes-Slate, wife)

Harley Albert Slate of Three Rivers, Calif., died peacefully at his home due to cancer. He had just turned 68.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, January 2, 2021, at 1:30 p.m., at the Visalia Sportsmen’s Association clubhouse.¬†The clubhouse is located just north of downtown Visalia at 536 E. Roosevelt Avenue, one block south of Houston Ave. and ¬†just east of Santa Fe Ave. Food will be provided by the club, which Harley was involved in since he was a youth and considered the members as family. Obituary | Harley Slate

Obituary  |  Harley SlateHarley was born December 19, 1952, in Tulare, Calif., to Orville and Mattie Faye Slate. He was raised in Exeter where he graduated from Exeter High School.

Harley served in the Army National Guard. For 53 years, he was a builder by trade.Obituary | Harley Slate


In 2000, when Harley met and fell in love with Annie Hayes of Three Rivers, he moved here. After 16 years together, Harley and Annie finally tied the knot in 2016.

Harley was preceded in death by his parents; sisters Loreta and Margaret; and his brothers, Leon and Roy. Obituary | Harley Slate

He is survived by his wife, Annie Hayes-Slate; daughters Tracy Slate Reeve and Stacy Slate; five grandchildren, Keera, Miklyna, Caden, Emily, and Isabella; two great-granddaughters, Alexa and Camilla; and his sister, Jo Huston. Obituary | Harley Slate

Obituary  |  Harley Slate
Harley and Annie.

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