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SLANKARD, Wallace Edwin Dale
SLANKARD, Wallace Edwin Dale Wally was born in Phoenix, Ariz., to George and Bertha (McKnight) Slankard on September 29, 1931 and passed away on July 27, 2016 in Bakersfield. He served in the United States Air Force from 1951-1953, was a member of Operating Engineers since 1954, and retired as a Superintendent from CA Rasmussen, Inc. He belonged to the Lancaster Elks Club and the Tehachapi Harley Riders group. He also loved to spend time with his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and sisters, children from first marriage Michael David, Janis Lynn and Debra Ann Slankard, and granddaughter Samantha Davis. Wally is survived by his wife LaVeta Massey Slankard, sister Doris Slankard of Austin, Texas, daughters Kathy (Bill) Davis of Tehachapi and Cindy Slankard of Folsom, grandson Tony Leonardini, great-granddaughter Raven Leonardini, several nieces, one nephew, and other family and numerous friends. Services will be held at Bakersfield National Cemetery in Arvin, on Friday, September 23, 2016 at 12:00 pm. Greenlawn Mortuary & Cemetery of Bakersfield is in charge of arrangements.

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