Funeral services for Phil Sloan were held Friday, Aug. 7, 2020 at Gospel Open Bible Chuch in Jefferson with Pastor Chad Cummings as officiant. Elks Memorial Services were held earler in the day at the church.
Born: September 6, 1952 – Jefferson, Iowa
Mr. Sloan died Aug. 4, 2020 in Perry, Iowa at age 67.
Prelude and Postlude Music were provided by Sheryl Sloan, pianist.
Casket Bearers were: Aaron Sloan, Dave Sloan, Doug Sloan, Eric Bellinghausen, Jesse Jansen and Daniel Owens.
Honorary Bearer was Thomas Sloan.
Interment was at Jefferson Cemetery, Jefferson, Iowa
Phil Sloan was born Sept. 6, 1952 in Jefferson. His parents were Homer and Iona (Young) Sloan. Phil was the youngest child in the family with two brothers, Lloyd and Lee, and one sister, Colleen.
Phil graduated from Jefferson School in 1970. He married his high school sweetheart, Carolyn Davis, on December 12, 1970. They became the parents of two children: a daughter, Melissa, born in 1976 and a son, Chad, born in 1979.
Phil worked at the corner gas station during high school and after marrying he worked various jobs like Jefferson Monument Works, AMF, and Osmundsons. In 1979 Phil started Sloan Plumbing and Drain Service. He owned and operated the business for 40 years. He also had several rental properties he operated. Phil sold both businesses to his son, Chad. Phil was involved in a car club from Des Moines and a car club from Webster City. He loved his old cars and attended car shows with friends about every weekend. Phil was a member of the Jefferson Elks Lodge for several years. He loved to fish, and he traveled to Canada and Wisconsin with family and friends for many years.
Phil was a hard worker. He loved to work and enjoyed helping people in the community with any task that was asked of him. He taught his family the value of hard work, the courage to succeed, and the strength to fight for what is right. He left many memories behind for all his family and friends.
Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Sloan; son, Chad Sloan; and daughter, Melissa Smith, all of Jefferson, IA; six grandchildren: Gerrick, Dylan, and Monica Smith; Jordan, Ethan, and Lillian Sloan; and one great granddaughter, Kinsley Smith. Phil loved to watch the grandchildren and would be known to tell stories about them to anyone who would listen. Memorials in Phil’s name may be given to the family.
Services were arranged by Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home, Jefferson