Lawrence Joseph Slamons, September 20, 1936~January 12, 2016
He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Fayetteville. Lawrence retired from the University of Arkansas after 35 years as their Director of Public Safety. He was instrumental in changing the Campus Security to the Campus Police Department. He also helped start the Police School in Northwest Arkansas. In 2008 he received the Martin Luther King Lifetime Achievement Award from the Northwest Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr Planning Committee. He also received several other awards from the University of Arkansas. He was a proud Army Veteran serving during the Korean Conflict.
He is survived by his wife, Bernadette Kuczynski Slamons of the home; two sons, John Slamons and wife, LeaAnn of Kansas, OK. and Joseph Slamons and wife, Corinna of Murrieta, CA.; daughters, Anne Minton and husband, Mark of Fayetteville, AR., Meme Toney and husband, George of Appleton, WI. and Nicole Stringer and husband, John of Omaha, NE.; 13 grandchildren; one great- grandchild; and sister-in-law Carol Kuczynski of Elgin, IL.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 A.M. Saturday, January 16, 2016 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Fayetteville with Father Jason Tyler officiating. Private burial will be in Fairview Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be Friday from 5- 6 P.M. with the rosary beginning at 6 P.M. at Beard’s Funeral Chapel.
Memorials may be directed to Washington Regional Hospice or the M&N Foundation.
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