Robert D. Slimmon, 86, of Westerly, R.I., and Jacksonville, Fla., died June 13, 2010, at the Westerly Hospital, with his wife by his side.

He was the husband of Eleanor Terry (Farnsworth) Slimmon, his wife of 62 years.

Born on March 24, 1924, in Hartford, he was the son of the late James Barnett and Beatrice L. (Dunham) Slimmon.

He was a general agent for the Aetna Life Insurance Company in Fairfield, from 1947-74, and an independent agent until his retirement in 1990.

Slimmon served in the U.S. Army during World War II in Italy and received the Purple Heart. He was a 1942 graduate of Westminster School in Simsbury and a 1945 graduate of Yale University. A member of the Dunn's Corners Community Church Presbyterian in Westerly, R.I., he loved sports and playing bridge.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Robert F. Slimmon of Jacksonville, Fla., and Betsey Dunham of Las Vegas, Nev.; a sister, Eleanor Gadd, and a brother, James B. Slimmon Jr., both of Bloomfield; as well as six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will take place on Saturday, June 19, at 11 a.m. in the Dunn's Corners Community Church Presbyterian, 221 Post Road, Westerly, R.I.; burial will follow in the church's memorial garden.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Dunn's Corners Community Church Presbyterian, 221 Post Road, Westerly, RI 02891.