Clifford Rex Sloan
November 26, 1932 – May 5, 2019
Clifford Rex Sloan, 86, passed away peacefully and surrounded by his family, on Sunday, May 5, 2019. Born November 26, 1932 in Walland, Tennessee, Rex moved to Michigan to begin working for A&P as a refrigeration operations engineer after serving his country in the United States Army. He settled first in Westland before moving his family to Webberville, where he and his wife Lennie raised their family and spent many happy years. Rex and Lennie spent the almost 63 years of their marriage supporting, encouraging, and loving one another dearly.
Rex had a wide variety of interests and hobbies: he was a rock hound, collecting and polishing stones for display. He was a masterful gardener, and a gifted woodworker. He was a talented painter who created beautiful landscapes using oil paints, and he enjoyed raising fish.
But above all, Rex loved children. A constant jokester, he connected with children on their level, firmly shaking their hands to play the “grab loose” game and giving each child a special nickname. He helped out with the children at church in a number of ways, and between AWANA, Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, and summer camps, there are few children who didn’t know and love Rex.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Abslum and Mamie Alice (Ogle) Sloan, his daughter, Tina Sloan Rockwell, and his brother, James “Muncie” Sloan.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 62 years, Lennie Elizabeth (Powell) Sloan; his children, Clifford L. Sloan, Rachel (Mark) Carson, Pam Sloan, and Susan (Rob) Boshears; his grandchildren, Mark (Jessica) Carson Jr., Jami (Earl) Carson, Rev. Nicole Rockwell, Paige Boshears, and Samantha Boshears; his great-grandchildren, Mark Carson III, Riley, and Cecil Carson; and his siblings, Charles Houston “Turk” Sloan, John Eugene Sloan, William Elmer “Bill” Sloan, Lora Maxine Duncan, and Wilma Jo Wilson.
Memorial services will be held at Calvary Baptist Church, 500 N. Howard Street in Webberville, on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 11:00am. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, and on Wednesday, May 8 from 5:30pm until 7:30pm at the church.
Memorial contributions in memory of Rex may be directed to the wishes of the family, care of Calvary Baptist Church in Webberville.
- Memorial contributions in memory of Rex may be directed to the wishes of the family, care of Calvary Baptist Church in Webberville
- Memorial Visitation Wednesday, May 8, 2019
- Memorial Visitation Thursday, May 9, 2019
- Memorial Service Thursday, May 9, 2019
Clifford Rex Sloan
May 10, 2019
Hello Pam: I'm sincerely sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs. Jeanette
May 8, 2019
Sending Love, Thoughts & Prayer from the Weakley's. Growing up with an Uncle like Rex was always fun and definitely entertaining. I will never forget how he would always kid me about "my girlfriend Betty" (which I think he probably used on many). He always had a joke to tell or a puzzle for us to try to solve and just made everything fun. His unmistakable "barking into his cupped hands" made you think a big old German Shepard was coming right around the corner to get you. He will be missed for sure. I will also never forget spending my eighth birthday in Michigan while we were there visiting. Most people remember the fact that Elvis just passed away, but as an 8 yr old all I remember was just having fun there running around on the farm and Uncle Rex letting me steer the tractor -- Good Times!