Carl J. Slaughter, Jr., helped to rescue G. Stephen and Laura N. Connatser from burning, Round Mountain, Texas, July 10, 1971. Connatser, 24, and his wife, also 24, were involved in a highway accident and trapped inside their automobile, which had upset onto its right side. Flames broke out, and there was an explosion at the fuel tank. Slaughter, 20, college student, ran to the burning vehicle to aid the occupants, as did two other men. The left door was opened, and Connatser was pulled from the automobile. He, Slaughter, and the other two men then righted the vehicle. When the passenger door was opened, Slaughter, Connatser, and the other men removed Mrs. Connatser, who was unconscious. Soon afterward, flames engulfed the vehicle. The Connatsers recovered from their injuries and burns.
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Carl J. Slaughter, Jr., 68, of Marble Falls, Tex., died on March 24, 2019. He was born on March 10, 1951, in San Antonio to Carl J., Sr., and Anna Slaughter. He attended Harlandale High School, then Texas State University. He was self-employed as a master plumber, as well as crop duster.
Slaughter loved reading, politics, riding horses, working cattle, and gardening. In his younger years, he was known by his friends and family to be fun-loving and adventurous, as well as mischievous at times.
He was buried at Slaughter Mountain Family Cemetery in Marble Falls.
(Edited from an obituary published on the website for The Highlander in Marble Falls.)