WAKE FOREST —Charles Donald Slate, 84, died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home, Wake Forest.

He was born in New Haven, Conn., son of the late Rose Paolillo Slate and Wallace Alfred Slate. He was preceded in death by a son, Steven Slate.

Surviving: wife, Marilyn Slate; daughter, Rhonda Spence of Raleigh; sons, Leslie Wallace Slate of Jacksonville, Fla., Gary Allen Slate (Cindy) of Youngsville; sister, Lee Elgin of Georgetown, Tex.; brother, Wallace Slate of Bluffton, S.C.; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Republican National Party.

Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to the service at Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 405 S. Main St., Wake Forest.