GOSHEN — Charles A. Sloan, 92, died early Wednesday morning
at GreencroftGoshen Health Care.
He was born Nov. 13, 1920 in Patoka, to John and Viva Myrtle (Finch) Sloan.
He married Frances Wright Feb. 4, 1949, in Princeton.
She survives along with a daughter, Sandra Kae (John
Cumming, Ga.; four grandchildren, John Michael Benham. St. Louis,
Mo., Lisa Rice, Provo, Utah, Cindy Cook, Winter Garden, Fla., and Amy Brown, Anapamu, Calif.; two stepgrandchildren;
15 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Henry, Perry, Joe, John
Robert and Ralph Sloan; a stepbrother, George; and a stepsister, Nora Potter.
A Goshen resident since 2008, Mr. Sloan graduated from PatokaHigh School in 1938. He served with the U.S. Army in the Philippines during World War II.
A tool maker, he worked for Fisher Body, a division of General Motors in Marion for 30 years until his retirement in 1987.
He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion of
Princeton. While living in Marion,
he volunteered with many groups and served on many church committees. He was a
board member of the UAW Care Share program.
He enjoyed gardening, especially raising tomatoes. He was a fan of IndianaUniversity basketball and St. Louis Cardinals baseball.
Friends may call Friday from 2 to 4 and at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen.
Friends may also call one hour prior to the funeral service Tuesday at PatokaUnitedMethodistChurch.