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Jack L. Sluder, 79, of Coalmont, Ind., passed away at 1 p.m. April 20, 2017, in his residence. He was born Nov. 29, 1937, in Greene County, Ind., to Claude Carrell and Pauline Ruthadire (Wilkes) Sluder.
Survivors include his wife, Carolyn S. (English) of Coalmont, Ind., whom he married on July 8, 1961; son and daughter-in-law, Bryan D. and Susan Sluder of Winslow, Ind.; "special daughter," sister, Marsha Sluder of Orlando, Fla., who Jack and Carolyn took to raise from seven years old on; grandchildren, Cody B. Sluder, Corey D. Sluder, Crystyn L. Steele, Deborah L. McBride, Nathanial B. Frye, Stephen C. Frye, Shelby Meadows and Matthew Meadows; brothers and sisters-in-law, Tommy Sluder and Sue of Hymera, Ind., Claude Sluder and Margo of Dugger, Ind., and Dennis Sluder of Terre Haute, Ind.; several great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Rhonda Sluder; and brothers, Richard Sluder and Jerry Sluder.
Jack graduated from Coalmont in 1956, attended ISU and was a member of the Providence Baptist Church. He worked at Amax and Peabody Coal Co., retiring after 33 years as a master electrician in the coal industry. In the last few years Jack enjoyed meeting with his childhood friends, sharing meals and memories. He enjoyed the annual Christmas parties and the gathering of family and friends. He had several hobbies and enjoyed the pastimes of going camping, flea markets and watching old movies. His little dog, Gretchen, was a constant companion.
Arrangements are entrusted to Michael W. Cox, Cox Funeral Home, 218 S. Meridian St., Jasonville, Ind.; coxfuneralhomejasonville.com. Visitation is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 24. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 25, 2017, with Pastor Darren McDonald officiating.
Interment will be at Lebanon Cemetery in Midland, Ind.
Published on April 21, 2017
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