September 4, 1925 ~ December 8, 2006

Born in: Buncombe County, NC,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Donald Robert Sluder, 81, of 170 Dix Creek Chapel Road, Asheville, died Friday, December 8, 2006, At St. Joseph Campus. A native of Buncombe County, he was a son of the late Joseph Leet and Bertha Brookshire Sluder and was also preceded in death by a brother, James Sluder. A 1942 graduate of West Buncombe High School, he retired in April 1988 from American Enka after 42 years of service. A devoted husband, father, grandfather and brother, he was a humble, hardworking man who never complained. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Mamie King Sluder; four daughters, Janice Littrell and husband Johnny of Marshall, Jennifer Lee, Teresa Shipman and husband Jack, Cindy Wise and husband Dennis, all of Leicester; sister, Wilma Sharpe of Leicester; seven grandchildren, Tim Shipman and Alyson, Josh Shipman and Heather, Tonya McMahan and James, Ryan Buckner and Sherri, Scott Lee and Anita, Tracy Lee and Amy Cogdill; six great-grandchildren, Tyler, Madison, Chase, Peyton, Emily and Brenden; two special nephews, Wilbur King and Gerald King; special friend Wayne; and daddy’s little dog Penelope. Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Tuesday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Revs. Kevin Boone and James Briggs officiating. Burial will follow at Green Hills Cemetery. His family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00 pm Tuesday prior to the service and request that memorials be made to the American Lung Association, PO Box 2702, Asheville, NC 28802; Enon Baptist Church, 174 Ammons Branch Road, Marshall, NC 28753 or Macedonia Baptist Church, Old #20, Alexander, NC 28701.

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  1. Don was an uncle to me, I have alot of good memories of vacations, when we would come down here from Michigan. I remember him being so good and kind to everyone.I know he will be missed.

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  2. DON WAS A GREAT UNCLE AND I WILL NEVER FORGET THE FUN TIMES WE HAD AT THE REUNIONS WITH OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS.I HATE TO HEAR OF HIS PASSING.GOD BE WITH THE FAMILY AND GIVE COMFORT AT THIS HOUR.REMEMBER HE IS JUST RESTING NOW AND WE WILL SEE EACH OTHER AGAIN.SHRON WOODY

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  3. DEAR MAMIE,JANICE, JENNIFER,TERESA,CINDY
    SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT DONALD I WAS JUST THINKING ABOUT HIM THIS WEEK. I HAVE MANY MANY MEMORIES OF HIM BEING AROUND HIM GROWING UP AS A YOUNG BOY HE WAS LIKE A BIG BROTHER TO ME. I KNOW YOU WILL MISS HIM VERY MUCH. OUR PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS ARE WITH ALL OF YOU AND YOUR FAMILYS.

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  4. Teresa: Sorry about you dad I know you will miss him you all were very close family but you will see him again some day in a better place I will keep you all in my prays and my God be with you all linda King Branch

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  5. To the family of Mr. Sluder,

    We send our deepest condolences for your loss. Our thoughts are with you.

    Mr. & Mrs. Phillip M. Evans

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  6. I remember Donald and Wilma when I was a little girl…I am Billie’s daughter and have many wonderful memories about Granny and Grandpaw and visiting Aunt Bertha and Uncle Leet’s place down in the hollow. I loved that round porch on their house…
    My prayers are with each of you.
    Sincerely,

    Billie Rae Nichols Beard

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  7. Just to let you all know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Wish I could be there today. Janice, you are and will always be part of my family. I feel you relief and sorry at this time. Love, Marsha

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  8. Jennifer, Tracy, and Scott and the entire Sluder Family,
    Just wanted to let you know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers. Please know that God will comfort you and give you strength and peace. Jim,Brad,Brian and myself send our deepest sympathy to the family. We are here for you if you need anything, to talk, to cry or just sit quietly or need a hug!
    In Christ’s Love,
    Claudette, Jim McNaughton
    Brad, Brian & Crystal White

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  9. Dear Mamie & Family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. You were wonderful neighbors. Our love and sincere sympathy.

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  10. Mamie and family,

    I am so sorry to hear about Don. I will never forget the years that we spent as neighbors. I always think of the dog you had named Bobo and the time he got a chicken bone stuck in his throat. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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