Captain Coby L. Slaughter was born on August 20, 1980, to Russ and Debbie Slaughter. He was the big brother to four siblings, Casie, Cayla, Tate, and TyAnn. He had so much love for his family. He was a 1999 graduate of Wink High School in Wink, Texas. He played junior high and high school football. Senior year of his football career brought some special awards. He was named Class 1A all-state defensive and offensive lineman.
After high school he joined the U.S. Army, where he was later medically discharged. He joined the Wink Volunteer Fire Department in 1998. Coby loved the fire department and was a captain at the time of his passing. No matter where or what he was doing, if the fire whistle went off he was there. The guys on the department were more like family and brothers than fellow firefighters.
Coby was a hard worker at any job he did. He was an amazing equipment operator. The oilfield was his paycheck, but being a cowboy was his passion. He loved being on a horse, either working cattle or roping. For the last eight years he ran the family owned trucking and disposal business, S&W Enterprises, in Wink. Along with that, he helped out on the family owned ranches in Wink and Pyote, RS Ranch and 7L Ranch. Ranching was his passion and his love.
Coby was a big family man. He married the love of his life, Kama Slaughter, on November 19, 2011, in front of his family and friends. Coby loved being a father, and he was so proud of all of his children. Makaila (13), Ethan (12), Emilee (12), Remington (8), and Landree and Laramie (18 months) were his world. His legacy will live on in his children.
Coby was one of a kind! He was the toughest and sweetest cowboy in this part of the country. If anyone ever needed a hand, he was there with no hesitation. He never met a stranger. Coby Slaughter will be missed by many!