John Druary "Dru" Slaughter III, age 52, passed away on August 26, 2022 in Houston Texas
with his loving wife, Ashley by his side. Dru fought his 13 month battle with kidney cancer hard
and with dignity. He was a long time resident of Mobile, AL and currently was a resident of
Foley, AL. Dru was born in Auburn, AL to John and Karan Slaughter on February 27, 1970. Dru
was a proud member of the Baker High School class of 1988. After high school, he attended
some college, but found his true calling when he began his career with UPS in March of 1989.
Dru loved his job, his customers, and his co-workers, but especially the "Brown Bandits". He
loved a good and competitive game of corn hole, Auburn football, hunting, car racing with his
Dad in his younger days, but his favorite hobby was bass fishing. Dru liked to fix things and was
able to find the tools needed in his truck to fix just about anything for anyone. He loved to help
others and was known for his sense of humor by always playing jokes on people. To know Dru
was to love him. He never met a stranger, he was a protector, a man of integrity, honor and
loyalty. Dru loved his family fiercely and was so proud of his girls. Dru loved to spend time with
his daughters teaching them his love for hunting and fishing at a very young age. Dru was a
loving and devoted husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend and he loved unconditionally.
Above all Dru loved Jesus.
Dru was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents John and Myrtle Slaughter and
maternal grandfather Cleater J. Meaders. Dru is survived by his wife Ashley Bystrak Slaughter,
his children Elizabeth and Kennedy Slaughter, and Brandon McMahan, parents John and Karan
Slaughter, maternal grandmother, Billie Meaders.sisters Melanie Dreibelbis (Kenneth), Lena Jackson (Kevin), nieces and nephews
Lanie Grace, Kenley, and Mallorie Dru Dreibelbis, Ava, Nora, Eli, Blake, and Luke Jackson, and
multiple relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made
in Dru's honor to Pilots for Christ, PO Box 707, Monroeville, AL 36461. Pallbearers will be
wearing orange ties in recognition of Dru's fight against kidney cancer.
Visitation will be Friday September 2, 2022 at the First Baptist Church of Tillmans Corner beginning at 12:00 pm until the 2:00 pm Funeral Service.
Interment will be Mobile Memorial Gardens Cemetery.