Wallace Eugene Sloan

Friday, April 14, 2017

Wallace Eugene Sloan, 90, Nevada, passed away on April 12, at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada. Wallace was born July 7, 1926, in Fallis, Okla., to Orval C. and Eva Mae (Howell) Sloan. He was united in marriage to Ida Maxine Carlini on June 3, 1948 in Nevada, MO and she survives of the home.

Wally was raised in Cushing, Okla., and attended high school there. He helped his father farm for a while before leaving school early to join the United States Navy. Wally served in the US Navy from 1943-1945 and was in the reserves until being fully discharge in 1946. While in the Navy, he was a Navy Sea-Bee and was stationed in Okinawa and Guam during World War II. Following his time in the service, Wally began a career pipelining throughout the United States. In 1954, Wally and Maxine came home to Nevada to live and in 1965 began a career in heavy equipment projects for farms and conservation areas. He was a craftsman who built and repaired his own construction equipment. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Nevada. Wally enjoyed woodworking, his paint horses and time spent on his farm. He especially loved spending time with his family.

In addition to his wife, Maxine, he is survived by two children, Ron Sloan and his wife, Karen, Nevada, and Connie Barker and her husband, Jim, Nevada; two grandchildren, Veronica Prough and her husband, Deland, Schell City, and Jason Sloan, Colorado Springs, Colo.; two great-grandchildren, Jaxon Prough, and Weston Prough; sisters, Donna McAffee and her husband, Wilburn, Tulsa, Okla., Helen Blankenship and her husband, Donald, Catoosa, Okla.; brother-in-law, Bill Carlini and his wife, Glenda, Nevada; sister-in-law, Frances Sloan, Muskogee, Okla.; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Buford Sloan.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, April 17, at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada. Interment will follow in Newton Burial Park in Nevada. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. prior to the service.

Memorials may be made in his memory to the American Kidney Foundation or First Presbyterian Church in care of Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.