Ralph Daniel Sluder, Jr., 63, of 41 Owenby Cove Road, Asheville, died Saturday, June 9, 2012, at the John F. Keever Hospice Solace Center.
Mr. Sluder was born in Buncombe County and was a son of Barbara Hawkins Sluder of Leicester and the late R. Daniel Sluder, Sr. He was an Army veteran and attended Ecclessia Baptist Church.
Mr. Sluder worked as a millwright and machine maintenance specialist at several businesses, including Cranston Print Works, Ecusta, and Blue Ridge Paper.
He is survived by his wife, Susan Diane White Sluder; a daughter, Karen Filip (Anthony); two sons, Mark Sluder (Emily), and Matt Sluder (Beth); grandchildren, Patrick and Kyle O'Kelley; Lucas, Charlie, Emma, and Hayden Sluder; and one sister, Annie Lee Cole.
Funeral services will be at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Revs. Stan Dotson and Steven Norris officiating. Burial will follow at Gashes Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cuban Ministry of Ecclesia Baptist, P.O. Box 2365, Fairview, N.C., 28730.
Read Ralph Sluder, Jr.'s Obituary and Guestbook on www.grocefuneralhome.com.