Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Leonard “Darrell” “Lenny” Slone

Leonard “Darrell” “Lenny” Slone, of Shelby, died Friday, December 29, 2017 at his home on his 73rd birthday.

Leonard was born December 29, 1944 in Dema, Kentucky the son of the late Canton and Lora (Little) Slone. He was a 1963 graduate of Wayland High School in Wayland, Kentucky. He began his working career at General Motors in Ontario working in the tool and die department before his promotion to the CAD/CAM Department Supervisor. He retired in 2004 after 34 ½ years of service.

When his children were young, Leonard coached Little League Baseball for 15 years. He enjoyed golfing and bowling and following his grandchildren in their various activities.

On June 8, 1963, Leonard married Billie Jean (Keller) Slone and she survives. Also surviving are his children: Deidra “Dee Dee” (Michael) Paulo of Shelby and Robert “Rob” (Tonya) Slone of Silver Lake, OH; 4 grandchildren: Alyssa Paulo, Alex Paulo, Jacob Slone, and Karly Slone; a sister: Beulah (Don) Pifer of Shelby; a brother: Douglas (Sandy) Slone of Mansfield; Special family friend: Joni Crenshaw. Nieces, nephews and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents; his in-laws: William and Vila Keller; Brother-in-law: Harry Keller.

Family and friends are welcome on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 from 4-7 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery at a later date. Funeral services will not be observed.
Memorial expressions may be made to Hospice of North Central Ohio or Shelby Athletic Boosters. To send a message of sympathy or to share a memory with the Slone family, please visit

Memories & Condolence

  1. Vicki and Craig graham says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. We love you guys.

    Bubba, Vicki, Tommy and Courtney Graham

  2. Kelly Holder says:

    So sorry for your loss

  3. Sharon Crose says:

    Dee Dee and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. You’re in our prayers.

  4. Linda and Louie Shorter says:

    Billie and family, we are so sorry to hear of Leonard’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers as you go thru this very sad time. The love and the many memories will forever keep him with you in your hearts. Bless You All..

  5. Jeff and Jill Fenner says:

    We are sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. Our sincere condolences to your entire family.

  6. Julie and Ken Ensman says:

    Dear Billie, DeeDee and family,
    We are so sorry for your loss and please know you all are in our thoughts and prayers. Also the care that you all were giving was amazing! Now take care of yourselves ❤️

  7. Jim Napier Jr says:

    My heart goes out to the family during this trying time. Leonard was a genuinely good man and a joy to be around. I have many fond memories of him and may he rest in peace.

  8. Mary Ann Snow says:

    My heart goes out to the family. In my thoughts and prayers sure had a lot of memories . Over the years of solftball with summer and school ball God be with you all .RIP

  9. paul lee says:

    A great teacher at NCTC 2006 tool and die technology ….. sorry for your loss Paul Lee

  10. Jari McKinney says:

    Dee Dee & Family…I am sorry about your loss. May God comfort you in the days ahead. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  11. Debbie Watkins says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. His legacy will live on forever in the lives of those he touched.

  12. Bernie/Sandy Marx says:

    Billy and family we are so sorry for the loss of Leonard

  13. Mark Caudill says:

    Leonard was my first Little League coach, in 1976 for Carton Service. He and my dad also coached Kentucky Fried Chicken two years later. They were good friends. I remember visiting the family when you lived on Taylortown Road.

    Leonard was a good man. Billie, Dee Dee and Robby, you have my condolences.

  14. Mary Hipp says:

    Condolences to Lenny’s family. He was a co-worker at GM and a nice person.

  15. Bernie/Sandy Marx says:

    Bernie and Sandy marxsays:

    sorry to hear of your loss of lenny

  16. Clara Pummell says:

    So sorry for your loss. I worked with him at GM and he was such a nice man. Prayers for his family.

  17. Veronica Layne Hall & Bill Hall says:

    Billie, Dee Dee, Robby and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Billie, you and Leonard have always held a special place in my heart and always will. May God give you comfort during this time of sorrow. Love and prayers for all your family.

  18. Pam (Napier) Roark says:

    So sorry for your loss. I have such fond memories of your family and what fun you all were to be around. Never a dull moment 🙂 May God give you comfort during this time of sorrow. Love to all your family. Leonard may you rest in peace.

  19. Miriam L bostic says:

    So sorry for your loss, Lenny was a great man, I enjoyed working for him at GM. Prayers for your family in this time of loss.

  20. Brenda Slone Meschke says:

    Billie and family, so sorry to hear of Darrell’s passing. I’ve always enjoyed our times together. I remember his Mom calling him “Cotton” when he was younger. May God be with you all as you go through this change in all your lives. He leaves many memories with each of you. Take care of each other.

  21. Terry/Robin Boice says:

    Sorry for your loss ,prayers for all

  22. Shawn Burkhart says:

    Sorry to hear about your loss. Lenny was a great person and a great boss to me in the machine shop. R.I.P.

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