Mr. Danny Sloan, of the Rome Community, died unexpectedly at 12:10 a.m. Thursday morning October 29, 2020 at the N. H. C. Place @ the Trace in West Nashville. Mr. Sloan was 80 years of age.
Private graveside services for the Sloan family were conducted Saturday afternoon October 31st at the Purnell Cemetery on the Sloan family farm in Hiwassee. Family members spoke of their love of Danny and the uniqueness of his life in their heartfelt eulogies.
Born Daniel Frederick Sloan in Pleasant Shade, he was one of two children of the late Clyde Vernon Sloan who died at the age of 73 on October 23, 1981 and Virginia Estelene Sircy Sloan who died at the age of 101 on February 10, 2016.
Mr. Sloan was united in marriage to Hiwassee native and his high school sweetheart, the former Alice Caplenor, at the farm home of her parents, Howard Caplenor and Lucy Gill Caplenor.
Mr. Sloan was a 1959 graduate of Smith County High School and later attended M.T.S.U.
While a student at M.T.S.U. he started working for a trucking company which became his lifelong occupation, later owning his own trucking company in Lebanon.
Mr. Sloan was a lifelong farmer and enjoyed spending time on the farm surrounded by those he loved.
Mr. Sloan was saved at the age of 12 during a revival at the former Sanderson Presbyterian Church on Sloan Branch Road in Pleasant Shade.
Mr. Sloan was a member of the Mt. Tabor Missionary Baptist Church in the Pleasant Shade Community.
Surviving in addition to his wife of over fifty eight years are their two children, Elizabeth Sloan Pettross and husband Lee, Daniel Sloan Jr. and wife Ashlie Parham Sloan all of Hiwassee Road;
five grandchildren, Rachel Pettross, Rebecca Pettross, Neelie Sloan, Caleb Pettross and Madeleine Sloan; sister, Linda Sloan Chappelle of Miami, Florida and several nieces and nephews.
The Sloan family requests memorials to either the Pleasant Shade Cemetery mowing fund or the Beasley Cemetery on the Grisham farm in the Pleasant Shade Community.
Sanderson of Carthage