- March 19, 1944 - July 1, 2016
- Huntington, West Virginia
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Roy Linville Sloan - born March 19, 1944, Heaven bound on July 1, 2016. In a breath he has left us and walked into he arms of his Savior. Now he is running with Jesus and the angels down streets of gold. His mom and dad, brothers and sisters meet him, arm in arm, they walk to his mansion built just for him. Listen close, you can hear the angels singing and rejoicing – he has come home. His rewards are many, his crown must be heavy upon his head. His pain is gone, he suffers no more.
A man of character, gentleness, strength and perseverance he fought his battles and conquered them all. He is the victor over cancer and death, resting in Jesus' arms. He is my beloved. His pride are his children, whom he loved without condition and believed in them to achieve their hearts desire. He wishes for them to embrace life with joy, pursue their dreams, never give up, and most of all remember how much he loves each of them.
His joy are his grandchildren and great grandson. He never hesitated to kiss and hug them, and even though they range from 23 -12 years old, he still referred to them as his babies.
He joined the Air Force in 1962, and was honorably discharged in 1966. A graduate of Marshall University, he achieved a degree in chemistry.
Left behind to celebrate his memory are his wife of 39 years, Paula Kay, 3 sons and 3 daughters, Neil and Tanya, Christain and Carrie, and Ryan and Susan. 9 grandchildren, Alec, Paige, Caitlin, Raven, Cky, Hannah, Kailey, Jillian, and Brandon, and great grandson Jeremiah. Sisters Elizabeth “Libby” Sloan Beckett and Merle Jean Manns (Tom), brother Dennis (Nancy) and many nieces and nephews.
He is the son of Basil and Madeline Parsons-Sloan, both deceased. Welcoming him in Heaven are his sister Linda Vinecourt (Bruce), brothers James and Bobby Dale.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Eva Tackett, (Byrd Clinical Center) we love you, The Huntington VA for exceptional care, and The Emogene Dolen Jones Hospice House, thank you for honoring him.
There will be no visitation. Grave side services will be held at 11am, Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at the Ridgelawn Memorial Park. Pastor Larry Greene will be officiating and brother-in-law Fred Copley giving the eulogy. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be made to the Marshall University Football program in his name. Casual attire is requested, Marshall University colors are encouraged. An avid Marshall fan, now he is running with the Herd.