October 28, 1927 ~ May 12, 2020

Born in: Buncombe Co., NC
Resided in: Asheville, NC

James S. Sluder, 92, passed away peacefully on May 12, 2020, at his residence in Asheville, North Carolina.

A native of Buncombe County, James was the son of the late Dennis and Macie Haney Sluder of Asheville. Brothers Dennis (D.R.) Sluder, Denver Sluder and Gay Sluder; and sisters Marie Stanfield, Betty Waters and Phyllis Black preceded him in death.

James was a graduate of West Buncombe High School and attended Asheville-Biltmore College.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. He was co-owner of Town & Country Packing Company on Leicester Highway and Sluder Packing Company in Swannanoa. He was a buyer at Schnieder Electric (Square D Company) before retiring in 1990. He was a member of the Asheville North Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Surviving are his wife and best friend of 62 years, ‘Retha Coffey Sluder, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at a later date at Asheville North Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Asheville North Seventh-day Adventist Church, 364 Broadway, Asheville, North Carolina 28804.


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


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  1. I’m so sorry to see this news! I have so many fond memories from my youth. Please know that the family is in my prayers. Mom sends her love too!


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