We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Crum Funeral Home
William Victor Slone, age 57, of Lovely, KY passed away January 2, 2022. He was born February 28th, 1964 to Glenn “Archie” Slone and the late Marsha Slone. He is preceded in death by his grandparents Willie and Victoria Kirk and Carlos and Ernestine Slone, his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Nebert and Neva Sue Horn, one brother-in-law, Emery Horn, his aunt Connie Slone, uncle Randy Slone, and cousin Tim Slone. He is survived by his wife, Marlena, two sons, Jarrod (Taylor) Slone and Cody (Micah) Slone, one grandson Hudson, one bonus son Casey (Brianna) Delong, one brother Ricky (Renee) Slone, nephew Nik (Kasandra) Slone, great nephew Eli Slone, uncle Jerry Slone, cousin Randy Slone, Jr., brother-in-laws, Dennis (Andrea) Horn and Nebert Jr. (Michelle) Horn and numerous other family and friends. Victor was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, friend, school teacher, coach, Sunday School superintendent, Magistrate, County Judge-Executive, public servant and Martin Countian. To put it simply, Victor loved Martin County and its people. You would be hard pressed to find anyone who loved his county more than Victor. His entire life’s work is a testament to the love he had for his home. He dedicated his entire life to his community, both in the classroom and as a public servant. Victor had the same philosophy in teaching that he had in politics – building relationships is the key. As a teacher and coach, Victor took the time to connect with his students. He genuinely cared for each and every student and wanted them to succeed not only in the classroom, but in life in general. If a student or player had a need, Victor would find a way to help them fulfill it. As a Magistrate and then as Martin County Judge-Executive, he worked tirelessly to build relationships with people all across Kentucky in order to fulfill his vision for his beloved home. Victor firmly believed that Martin County’s best days are ahead. Every decision he made was based upon the hope and belief that Martin County would be a place where our children and grandchildren could live and work. Victor spent decades working to create ATV trails and promote adventure tourism as a viable industry in Martin County and Eastern Kentucky. During his time as Martin County Judge-Executive, Victor worked diligently on advancing infrastructure in our community by promoting expansion of broadband capabilities and earmarking federal money for the water system. Victor was a remarkable visionary, fearless advocate and compassionate leader. In everything he did, he had a huge smile on his face and he had joy in his heart. Even during illness, Victor was championing the future of Martin County. As he reminded us just a few weeks ago, “the work is never finished, and you must continue to push hard for progress and the things we deserve.” Victor’s work will impact Martin County for years to come.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at 1:00 PM in the chapel of Crum Funeral Home with Lonnie Smith and Dwayne Mills officiating. Burial will follow at the Mountain Valley Memorial Garden on Coldwater. Friends may visit at the funeral home on Tuesday from 6 PM to 9 PM. Arrangements are under the direction of Crum Funeral Home of Inez, KY.