Gary Lee Slonaker

  • BORN: October 18, 1952
  • DIED: April 1, 2018
  • LOCATION: Columbia, Tennessee

Gary Lee Slonaker, 65, retired security guard, died Sunday, April 1, 2018, at his residence on Trousdale Lane.

The family will gather at a later date for a celebration of Gary's life. Oakes & Nichols Funeral Directors are assisting the family with arrangements.

The family suggests memorials to Gary Slonaker Fund, 4134 Trousdale Lane, Columbia, TN 38401. Condolences may be extended online at

Born October 18, 1952 in Wellsville, Ohio, he was the son of the late William Slonaker and the late Laura Moore Slonaker. He was employed in security at Disney World and Opryland for several years.

Survivors include his wife, Jackie Ganschow Slonaker of Columbia; son, William Earl (Caitie) Slonaker II of Columbia; stepson, Erich (Cindy) Menke of Hampshire; seven grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and daughter, Melissa (James) Banttari.


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