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.