James Sloan





James was born November 22, 1947, in Blytheville, Arkansas.  He was the son of James Lester Sloan and Elsie Pierce Sloan. 

He departed this life at his home in Caruthersville, Missouri on August 4, 2016 at the age of 68.

James grew up in Steele, Missouri and attended the Steele school system.

He proudly served his country in the United States Army.  On July 4, 1966, in West Memphis, Arkansas he was inducted.  He served in the Vietnam War and for his service and bravery received the Purple Heart.  He received his honorable discharge in Fort Lewis, Washington on July 14, 1969.

On October 4, 1971, in West Memphis, Arkansas, he married the love of his life Janet (Jan) Virginia Peterson. 

James worked as a truck driver, working for Tomlin Trucking and later for the city of Caruthersville.

He was known for his love of the outdoors-loving both to hunt and to fish.  He was also known for his very dry sense of humor.  His greatest love was for his family which includes his wife, his son, daughter-in-law, and 2 granddaughters.  He was of the Baptist faith.

Survived by – his wife – Jan Sloan – Caruthersville, Missouri

His son – James Lester (Jimmy) Sloan, and his wife, Marie – Braggadocio, Missouri

1 brother – Robert Dorr

2 granddaughters – Abigail Grace Sloan and Anna Claire Sloan

Many other relatives and many, many friends

He was preceded in death by his parents – James and Elsie Sloan, and 3 brothers – Charles Dorr, John Sloan and Paul Dean Sloan.

A visitation for Mr. Sloan was held on Sunday, August 7, 2016 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the H.S. Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Caruthersville, Missouri followed cremation.


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