Donald Robert Sluder
September 4, 1925 ~ December 8, 2006
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.