Thomas Robert “Tom” Sloan, 78, of Kent, Indiana, died Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison, Indiana.
He was born on Sept. 29, 1943, in Alliance, Ohio, to Herbert and Elizabeth A. Oesch Sloan. His family moved to Jefferson County in 1954 and he graduated from Southwestern High School in 1962 where he was involved in 4-H and FFA. He attended auto mechanics school in St. Louis and received his associate’s degree in electrical technology from Ivy Tech in 1990. He married Marjorie Ann “Margie” Pelsor Sloan on Aug. 28, 1965, in San Antonio. He was inducted into the US Army in 1965 and served in Munich, Germany, during Vietnam. He rose to the rate of Specialist Five and was honorably discharged in 1967 receiving the Good Conduct Medal. A farmer at heart, he returned home and began raising tobacco and corn. He retired from Indiana Kentucky Electric Corporation where he worked in the switchyard and then worked as head mechanic for Enviroscape the past 10 years. He was fond of tractors, especially John Deere and Allis Chalmers, and enjoyed tinkering on them. He was a member of the Lexington Christian Church for 20 years and served as an Elder, Sunday School Superintendent, with the Vacation Bible School and helped with the Youth Program. He was more recently a member of First Christian Church of Hanover.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years of Lexington; his daughters, Angie Wolske of Champagne, Illinois, Suzanne Sloan of Madison, Didi Phegley of Carlisle, Indiana and Carey Brown of Greenville, South Carolina; his son, Christopher Sloan of Kent, Indiana; his brother, William “Bill” Sloan of Lexington; and six grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9, at the First Christian Church of Hanover. Interment will follow in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison. Visitation is 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. until the time of service Saturday at the church. A final salute and military honors will be conducted by the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church of Hanover through the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centres of Hanover and Madison. Online condolences and memorials can be left at www.morgan-nay.com.