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1st Sgt. Jerry Lonnie Sloan

April 2, 1948 ~ December 24, 2019 (age 71)


1st Sgt. Jerry Lonnie Sloan, US Army, Retired, 71 of Blackshear, passed away Tuesday, December 24, 2019, at Memorial Satilla Health.

Born in Waycross, GA on April 2, 1948, he had moved to Blackshear in the early ‘90’s.  Jerry retired from the US Army after 26 years of service and went on to retire from Ware State Prison.  He was a past commander of the VFW Post 4382, was a member of the Blackshear Masonic Lodge, #270, and loved all things pertaining to history.  Jerry was a member of Waresboro Church of God where he was a former Sunday school teacher.

He was a son of the late Hubert William Sloan & Rena Faye Courson Sloan Proctor.  He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Rhonda Proctor and Janelle Hickox; a brother, Elbert Sloan; his step-mother, Leona Bailey Sloan; and his step-father, Dudley Proctor.

Survivors include his wife of nearly 20 years, Susan Joyner Sloan of Blackshear; a daughter and son-in-law, Caprecia & Tom Betchan of Perry, OK; two sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry & Larissa Sloan of Still Water, OK and Tommy & Leigh Sloan of Hinesville, GA; two step-sons and a step-daughter-in-law, James & Jill Boatright of Odum, and Brantley Boatright of Bristol; a sister and brother-in-law, Connie & George Dryden of Hoboken; four brothers and three sister-in-law, Jimmy & Marion Sloan of Hartsville, SC, Hubert “Huz” Sloan of Blackshear, Robert & Glenda Griffin of Douglas, and Tony & Michelle Griffin of Blackshear; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; his little Yorkies, Cooper & Izzy; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Funeral services for Jerry will be held Saturday afternoon, December 28, 2019, at 2 o’clock from the Pearson-Dial Chapel.

Interment will be in the Blackshear Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Friday evening from 6 until 8 at the funeral home.

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Pearson-Dial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



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December 27, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home
659 Main Street
Blackshear, GA 31516

Funeral Service
December 28, 2019

2:00 PM
Pearson-Dial Chapel
659 Main St.
Blackshear, GA 31516

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