John Henry “Bud” Sloan
August 28, 1935 ~ April 26, 2023

John Henry (Bud) Sloan, 87, passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness on April 26th, 2023. He was born on August 28, 1935 to the late Jesse & Florence (Jo) Sloan in Chattanooga where he lived his young adult years. He was a longtime resident of Rossville, Georgia.  He is preceded in death by his brother, James Sloan, and daughter Jina Marie Sloan.

He was a 1954 graduate of City High School and Dickinson Jr. High, where he lettered in numerous sports, but was a standout basketball star at City High School from 1952-56 which earned him the nickname “Spider”.  He later went on to play basketball for the Peerless Woolens in Chattanooga out of high school and won numerous awards.  He later went on to play fastpitch softball during the 50’s and 60’s, for Chattanooga Gas Flames and Capital Motors Toyota, during a time when mens softball in Chattanooga was at its best. He was later inducted into the Chattanooga Old Timers Hall of Fame for Mens Fastpitch Softball.  He was retired from the Chattanooga Gas Company, and later enjoyed golf as a pastime hobby and called Lakeland, Florida, his winter haven for many years.

He was married to the love of his life, Elaine, for 51 years, and now they are resting in peace together.  Left to cherish his memory are his sons, Guy (Phyllis) Sloan, Joel Sloan; daughters, Cyndi (Charles) Millican, Joni (Greg) Houts, Melissa (Ricky) Holmes, Jackye (Edwin) Bohr, Cyndi K (Mark) Hamner; brother, Jerry (Glenna) Sloan; sister, JoAnn Stamey; 16 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren and great, great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 2 PM Friday, April 28th in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow at Anderson Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends 12-2 PM Friday at Heritage Funeral Home & Crematory, Battlefield Parkway.

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Heritage Funeral Home and Crematory
3239 Battlefield Pkwy
Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742
(706) 866-5400
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Heritage Funeral Home and Crematory
3239 Battlefield Pkwy
Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742
(706) 866-5400
Website