William Douglas Sloan

June 30, 1940November 11, 2012

William Douglas Sloan, Major USAF retired, died Sunday, November 11, 2012. He was born June 30, 1940, in Dalhart, Texas to Mary Lou and Hiram Sloan.

Bill graduated in 1958 from Amarillo High School in Amarillo, Texas, then entered the Core of Cadets at Texas A&M University. Upon graduation, he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant, and went to pilot training in Del Rio, Texas. He retired as a Major after 21 years in the United States Air Force.

After his retirement, he was a software designer and served as a private consultant for businesses in the Raleigh area. He enjoyed boating, camping, college football and the Dallas Cowboys.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Betty Sloan, sons Michael Sloan of Richmond, VA, Casey Patrick and his wife Joy of Midland, GA, grandchildren John Sloan of College Station, TX, Brooke Sloan of Bartlesville, OK, Shannon and Benjamin Sloan of Midland, GA, brothers Hiram C. Sloan of Malibu, CA and Gary Sloan of Sacramento, CA.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, November 18, 2012, at 2:30pm at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, 4415 Pleasant Grove Church Road, Raleigh, NC 27613. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church.


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Linda Childers

November 20, 2012

My love and prayers are with you and your family. He was a dear friend and will be missed by all who knew him.

Cheryl Carson

November 18, 2012

Am so sorry to hear about Bill. He was a good friend all through school. I enjoyed so much visiting at the 50th reunion and at the hotel. My prayers are with you Betty and the rest of the family at this time.

Carol Key

November 18, 2012

So sorry for the loss of a great school mate. Although I haven't seen or talked to Bill since high school, I remember him well and am very proud of his achievements. My thoughts are prayers are with all of his family. May God Bless You and Comfort You in this loss of your loved one. I am so proud to have known Bill as a friend.

Roy Dove

November 18, 2012

Very sorry to read of Bill's death. We didn't have close contact after school, but had great times during those years. Glad we reconnedted at our 50th.
Our thoughts are with your family.
Roy Lee and Joyce Ann

Gene Carmack

November 18, 2012

My condolences, a truly an honor to have flown with him in the 75th MAS.

Sara Brooks

November 18, 2012

Dear Betty and Family~~So sorry to hear this evening about Bill. He was a good friend to me and my brother even before we started school, and will be missed very much by our Class of '58~~~Praying for You All~~Sara Maddox Brooks

August HesseIII

November 18, 2012

May Bill rest in peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
August & Barbetta Hesse

Ann Scaling-Tucker

November 18, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Bill and I were childhood friends but hadn't had contact for many years.

Beverly Bryant-Sonneborn

November 18, 2012

Dear Betty and family,
I am so sad, stunned and heartbroken with the news of Bill. When I spoke with him last Friday. Nov. 9th, he sounded so strong and upbeat and happy to talk about our classmates and the upcoming Class of 1958 reunion. He was making plans for both of you to return to Dalhart in 2013. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers for our Lord to give you strength, understanding and peace as you walk these difficult days ahead and keep you always in His loving arms!

November 17, 2012

Betty, We all were saddened by the news of Bills passing. He was an outstanding classmate and true patriot. His sense of humor made him a delight to be around. My sympathies to you and all of his family. Larry Hagler, dalhart Class of 58