Uel Dean Slane

October 15, 1966 ~ May 24, 2022 (age 55)


Uel Dean Slane passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2022, at the age of 55, at his home in Henryetta, OK, surrounded by his wife and mother after battling sickness. He was born in Okmulgee, OK to his parents Billy Dean Slane and Billie Sue (Bigbey) Slane on October 15, 1966. Uel graduated from Graham in 1984. He served in the Marine Corps starting in 1985 and ended his service term in 1989 on a MOS 0352 (Antitank Missile Gunner) as a tow gunner. Uel started working for the Henryetta Post Office in 1992, where he continued to work until earlier this year, when he was no longer able to. He met his wife Mone’ica Murrison at the BJ Club in Prague, Oklahoma on June 4, 1994, and they were married shortly after on November 29, 1994. They were married for twenty-six years and were inseparable until his passing.

Music has always been a very important part of Uel’s life, starting with him being a front man for his own band, Next Exit Band, and numerous other bands before he became the front man for Rodeo Heart Band in October 2016. He remained the front man for Rodeo Heart Band until his passing. Uel and his wife, along with Rodeo Heart Band put on the Henryetta Opry, which was good ole entertainment for the whole family. Uel’s other passion was caring for others and making them aware of God’s grace and making sure everyone knew how important getting regular scheduled physicals, awareness to preventative health procedures..

Uel is survived by his wife Mone’ica (Murrison) Slane of Henryetta, OK; mother Billie (Bigby) Slane of Henryetta, OK; brother Joshua Slane and his wife Mavier Slane of Henryetta, OK; niece Phelecia Redman, her husband William Redman and their children: Jace Murrison, Amaiah Redman, and Ayah Redman of Canute, OK; niece Madison Murrison and her children Easton Pratt with another great nephew on the way of Edmond, OK; and numerous other family members.
Proceeded in death by his father Billy Dean Slane and other family members.

Uel’s final wishes are being carried out, there will be no viewing and no funeral. A Celebration of Life Gathering for Uel will be held in the near future where the Henryetta Opry was hosted. The family has requested that those who would like to send flowers, please make a donation to Saint Jude’s Cancer Foundation in memory of Uel Dean Slane

Cremation services have been entrusted to Integrity Funeral Service, 410 East Trudgeon, Henryetta, Oklahoma 74437, 918-652-6600,

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