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Harold Dean Slaven

Mr. Harold Dean Slaven, age 71, entered into rest on Sunday May 16, 2021 at his home in Aiken.

He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Joyce Pearson Slaven; son, Mickey (Tiffany) Slaven; daughter, Tabitha Deana. Collett (Tony Wise, Sr.); sisters, Sharon (Tom) Richardson, Cathy (Dave) Thomas, Denise (Pete) Kaiser; four grandchildren, Courtney, Saleen, Blake and Bryson; and one great grandchild, Adalyn “Lil Rainey”.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Rev. Clarence and Clara Jean Smith Slaven; grandparents, James Henry Slaven, Sr. (Hettie); and cousin, Shirley Hancock Goldman.
HE was a Vietnam Veteran and a member of the Aiken Horsepower Club. Harold Slaven was a hard working (simple) Christian man. He enjoyed nature and restoring muscle cars in his spare time. Nothing brought him more joy than spending time with those he loved. Harold will forever be loved and missed by those who cared for him.
A funeral service celebrating his life will be held on Thursday May 20, 2021 at 3pm at Kedron Baptist Church in Aiken, SC with Pastor Brad Willis officiating. The interment will immediately follow at the Kedron Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday evening May 19, 2021 from 6-8pm at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be: Blake Slaven, Bryson Slaven, Jesse Posse, Alex Burckle, Tony Wise, Sr. and Donnie Collett.
Napier Funeral Home, Inc. 315 Main St. Graniteville, SC 29829, has been entrusted with these arrangements. To send an expression of sympathy, you may visit the guestbook at www.napierfuneralhomeinc.com




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We just learned of Harold's passing. Our condolences go out to his family. We will miss his smiling face & gentle soul.

Linda & George Hook May 24 2021 12:24 PM

I was blessed to have Harold as my husband. I loved his family so much, he always thought of us ahead of hisself. I feel empty and so alone without him. He was such a loving and wonderful husband, I never did without anything I needed. He was my friend and companion for forty six years. I will be glad when God takes me home to be with him

Joyce Slaven May 21 2021 7:48 PM

One of the Kindest, Gentle, Smart, and Hardworking Men I Ever Met. It was a Honor and Pleasure to Know You🙏🏼

Ronald Key May 21 2021 10:13 AM

I worked with Harold from 1981 until he retired. I had the pleasure to share membership with him in Aiken Horsepower Car club. He will be missed. Thank you for your service! RIP my friend!

Joe Zimmerman May 20 2021 9:29 AM

Cathy, we extend our sympathy for the loss of your brother. Our prayers are with you and the family. Aunt Dora

Dora Farthing May 19 2021 3:00 PM

Harold Dean Slaven was my cousin and I think he is one of the bravest and most loving men I have ever known. He was a rock to many of us in the family. Jesus needed him in Heaven and we will all be reunited one day. Prayers of love and comfort for the family.🙏🏻❤️

Susan J Wrinkle May 19 2021 2:05 PM

Susan J Wrinkle lit a candle for Harold Dean Slaven

Susan J Wrinkle May 19 2021 2:01 PM

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Joyce Slaven May 18 2021 10:00 PM

Shirley Hammock Phillips and Ruthie Carson lit a candle for Harold Dean Slaven

Shirley Hammock Phillips and Ruthie Carson May 18 2021 8:44 PM

I worked with Mr. Harold years ago. Recently he started attending worship at Kedron. He has always been a quiet encouragement to those he came in contact with. His presence will be sorely missed by all. May God grant His peace and strength to his family and friends!

Brad Willis May 18 2021 4:21 PM