William C. Sloan

William C. Sloan - age 89, of Linden, died at home with his family on Saturday, May 7, 2022.  Visitation will be held at 9:30 AM on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Linden Chapel, 209 E. Broad St, Linden, with the service to follow at 11 AM. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 9:30 AM Saturday until the time of the service.  Those desiring may make contributions in William's name to the Fenton VFW. Bill was born November 24, 1932 in Flint, Michigan, the son of Donald E. and Tressa E. (Snyder) Sloan.  He was raised by his beloved grandparents and spent all of his summers on Byram Lake in Linden. After graduating from Flint Technological High School in 1951, he enlisted in the Air Force and served during the Korean War. He married Joan Vaughan in 1953 in Wichita Falls, Texas and they were married for 53 years. They returned to Michigan after the war and raised their five children, enjoying life on Byram Lake to the fullest. Bill was employed by Vernors, Inc. for 20 years, working as regional branch manager. Later, he was self-employed and owned and operated several businesses in the Flint and Fenton area. Joan was a full partner in all business ventures. After their children left home, Joan and Bill restored an old bus into a comfortable motor home and spent many years traveling the country to visit family and explore national parks. They had great adventures on their many trips with friends to snowmobile in the mountains of Wyoming and the U.P. and Canada. Traveling, reading, boating, and playing Runs and Sets with family were his favorite ways to spend time. He was very handy, an excellent mechanic and could fix anything, from his truck, to his boats, or a sewing machine. We will miss his stories, his calm presence, genuine smile and big laugh. Bill is survived by his five children, Vicky Sloan of northern New York, Bob Sloan of Linden, Barbara (Todd) Guenther of Lander, WY, Kim (Keith) Carnes of Haslett, Christine Sloan of Fairborn, OH; his 10 grandchildren, Christopher, Matthew, Erik, Kyle, Erin, Jeremiah, Shawn, Nate, Larkin, and Kelly; eight great-grandchildren, Lukas, Finan, Alexandra, Silas, Josiah, Aidan, Rye, and Willa; brothers-in-law, Bob (Margie) Vaughan of NM and Tom Vaughan of CO; nieces, Danielle, Barbie, and Julie. He was preceded in death by his wife; his grandparents, William and Louise Snyder; his in-laws, Ted and Nonie Vaughan; and his parents. Tributes may be shared at www.sharpfuneralhomes.com.

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