June 23, 1926 - June 10, 2007
RIPLEY TOWNSHIP - Richard Dean Sloan, 80, of Ripley Township, died Sunday at his home.
He was born June 23, 1926 in Ripley Township, to the late Elzie Edgar and Edith Florence (Young) Sloan. He was life long resident of Ripley Township and has compiled a history of the township.
He graduated in 1944 from Greenwich High School and served in the Navy's submarine service during World War II. He was manager of Willard United Bank for 21 years. He owned and operated R.D. Sloan Insurance Agency, Greenwich for 16 years.
He was involved with the Boy Scouts of America for 18 years. He attended the Ripley Church, Greenwich. He was a Bible study leader at Hillside Acres Nursing Home in Willard for more than 20 years. He also lead a men's Bible study at his home for more than 15 years. He was an adult Sunday School teacher off and on for 20 years, and he just finished designing and teaching a course on the Holy Spirit.
He was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, the Society of Civil War Families of Ohio, Kent Family Historical Society, Kent, England and Wayne County Genealogical Society, Wayne County, W.Va. He enjoyed his family.
He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Florene (Griffith) Sloan; a daughter and son-in-law, Jennie and Bob Grose of Willard; a son and daughter-in-law, Christopher M. and Penny Sloan of Willard; eight grandchildren; and step sons, Yancy K. (Suzanne) Toney of Bexley and Keith E. (Jodi) Toney of Cumming, Ga.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Arthur E. Sloan in 1996; and step father, Floyd G. Cole.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Ripley Church, 4130 S. Edwards Road, Greenwich, where funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday. The Rev. David Cobb and Rev. Bob Hudberg will officiate. Burial will follow in Edwards Grove Cemetery, Greenwich.
Memorial gifts may be sent to the American Red Cross, Firelands Chapter, P.O. Box 835, Sandusky, Ohio 44870 or the Ripley Church.
Eastman Funeral Home, Greenwich is in charge of arrangements and online condolences may be made at eastmanfuneralhome.com.