James C Slavens, 52, of Lee’s Summit, MO, passed away from an accident on June 7, 2022. He left behind his wife Shelley, daughter Laura and son James Jr.
Born at Okinawa, Japan, on March 16, 1970, James was devoted to the military. James served 6 years as a nuclear mechanic on the USS Arkansas during Desert Storm. After his honorable discharge, James attended Park University
where he graduated with a master’s degree in education. At the time of his death, James was employed with the Grandview C-4 School District at the Martin City Middle School.
This is the biography that James wrote for the school district:
I have been teaching American History at Martin City Middle for over 14 years now. I started teaching after an extended service in the US Navy. I wanted to share my excitement for different cultures and customs through a
classroom examination of our shared human experience. I am passionate about being American.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, at Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW 3rd St, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063.
Services will be held on Thursday, June 16, 2022, at 10:00 AM, at Our Lady of the Presentation Catholic Church, 130 NW Murray Road, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081. A graveside service will be at 2:00 PM, Thursday, June 16, 2022 at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, 20109 Business MO-13, Higgensville, MO 64037.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Shriners Hospital or contributions may be made to Langsford Funeral Home to assist with funeral expenses.