Adam Mays Slagle, age 56, of Columbia, SC, passed away Friday, December 31, 2021 in Columbia, SC.

Born March 12, 1965 in Atlanta, GA, he was the son of the late Mack Charles and Geraldine Mays Slagle and was the widower of Donna Aderholdt Slagle. Adam was a Captain and Veteran with the United States Air Force, was a member of Shandon Baptist Church in Columbia, SC. and was employed with Blue Cross Blue Shield.

“And so, does the destination matter? Or is it the path we take? I declare that no accomplishment has substance nearly as great as the road used to achieve it. We are not creatures of destinations. It is the journey that shapes us. Our callused feet, our back strong from carrying the weight of our travels, our eyes open with the fresh delight of experiences lived?”

Family members include his sons and a daughter-in-law, Mason and Cara Slagle of Columbia, SC and Austin Slagle of Columbia, SC; grandchildren, Cowen Slagle and Gracey Dubose; brother and sister-in-law, Clayton and Angela Slagle of Cumming, GA; mother-in-law, Elizabeth Aderholdt of Eastanollee; brothers-in-law, Mark Aderholdt of Toccoa and Richard Aderholdt of Charleston, SC;

The family will receive friends at the mortuary from 9am until 10:30 am Saturday, January 8, 2022. Funeral services will be held at eleven o’clock Saturday, January 8, 2022 from the Chapel of Whitlock Mortuary with the Rev. John Thomas officiating. Burial will follow at Broad River Baptist Church Cemetery. The following gentlemen will serve as pallbearers; Cody Mynatt, Joshua Berry, Landon Garris, Clay Frontz, Will Niedrich, Nic Gerrald, and Dan Huddlestun.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

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Whitlock Mortuary, Funerals and Cremations is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Adam Mays Slagle.

Posted in: Whitlock Mortuary

Posted on: 2022-02-18

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