James Thomas Slade, Jr., 78, of Mendenhall passed away Friday, July 6, 2012, at his residence. Born in Eufala, AL, on March 29, 1934, a son of the late Annie (Ballowe) and James Thomas Slade, Sr., he is survived by: his wife, Brenda (Bullock) Slade; four sons, Dennis Johnston, Joey Johnston, both of Mendenhall, Jack Slade, of Tennessee; James Thomas Slade, III, of Florida; two daughters, Tiffany Slade, of Brandon, and Nancy Slade, of Florida; a sister, Dorothy Ann Lockwood, of Alabama; eight grandchildren and many beloved foster children. James had worked as a salesman at Riverside Manufacturing Company. Visitation was Sunday, July 9, 2012, at Tutor Funeral Home, Mendenhall. Religious service will be held July 9, 2012, at Tutor Funeral Home Chapel, Mendenhall, with Rev. Foy Killingsworth officiating. Interment will be in Grubbs Cemetery.