OBITUARY

Ernest Neal Sloan Jr.

February 17, 1936February 16, 2021
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Ernest Neal Sloan, Jr. 84, of Statesville, passed away at his residence on Tuesday, February 16, 2021.

Born on February 17, 1936, he was the son of the late Ernest Neal Sloan, Sr. and Pearl Goodin Sloan.

Mr. Sloan graduated Central High School and served in the United States Air Force. He retired at the age of 57 from Fiber Industries and was a member of Mountain View United Methodist Church, where he served in many capacities.

Ernest loved playing golf every Tuesday; was a volunteer with Central School Fire Department, later serving on the Board for many years. He was a member of Snow Creek Masonic Lodge #571.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Cecile Blackwelder Sloan; three brothers, Maynard Sloan, Gilbert Sloan and Jim Sloan and two sisters, Wadie Stewart and Joann Sharpe.

Those left to cherish his memory are his children, Ronda Hayes (Bryant Miller), Michael Sloan (Casey) and Stephen Sloan; grandchildren, Jessica McLaurin, Nicholas Hayes (Amanda), Luke Sloan, Will Sloan, Caroline Marlowe (Dakota), Jordan Sloan and Grace Sloan.

Ernest is further survived by his great-grandchildren, Ashleigh McLaurin, Peyton McLaurin, Chloe Hayes, Wyatt Hayes, and Piper Marlowe, (who will be arriving soon), and two sisters, Betty Sloan and Nancy Little (Les).

The family will speak to friends in the church fellowship hall, Saturday, February 20, 2021 from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM at Mountain View United Methodist Church, with the funeral service beginning in the sanctuary at 2:00 PM with Rev. Sarah Fisher officiating.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Military, Masonic and Fire Department rites.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.bunchjohnsonfuneralhome.com.

Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Sloan family.

Services

  • Lie In State

    Saturday, February 20, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, February 20, 2021

  • Burial

    Saturday, February 20, 2021

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Carol Jordan Phillips

February 19, 2021

Betty, Nancy, E.N.'s children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, all families/friends:
Reaching out to you in deepest sympathy & friendship, sharing in your grief in the earthly departure of your/our loved one, Ernest (E.N.). The impact of his life lived for Christ leaves behind an influence for good that touches the lives of so many others. The testimony for Christ that E.N. has left behind will continue to be a blessing to so many. We pray for peace and good memories to warm your healing days ahead that will bring comfort to you and ease this loss. Our greatest comfort in sorrow is knowing that God is always with us. So sorry we can't be with you in person for the services but we will keep you close in our thoughts and prayers during this time.
With our love, care & concern
Glenda Jordan Goodman, Carol Jordan Phillips

Bonnie Weatherman

February 19, 2021

Sorry to hear of the passing of E.N.. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Judith Cook

February 18, 2021

When my sister found and married your father I gained a brother-in-law and a good friend. We have been blessed ❣️ to have him in our family. They gave us a great family in their children. Love and prayers to you all. I will be praying for you guys. Love you all!

Tonda Trivette

February 18, 2021

I want to send special love and prayers to each of E.N.'s family. He was such a special person and will be missed. Thinking of each of you! Tonda

Ruth Pearce

February 17, 2021

Our love and prayers are sent in God's name to the family of E.N. We remember some happy times at the Blackwelder family gatherings. We ate well and shared funny stories.
Your Colorado Cousins,
Ruth Anne Pearce and John Lamb

Karen Turbeville

February 17, 2021

One of my favorite memories of uncle E.N. was when we had family get togethers at my grandma & paw-paw’s house outside under the “carport”, he would always whittle wood and the wood was cedar. It smelled so good. I liked to play with the wood shavings. He could always make anyone laugh and always had a hug to give. Going to miss his smile! God Bless him! 💜

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