Toney Alan Sloan - "THE BABY", aged 61, of Spindale, NC, was carried by God's Angels and placed in Jesus's arms on July 6, 2018 at 9:30 am. He was surrounded by his doting family at his side. Toney was formerly of Eskdale, WV; then after his mother's death 7 years ago he came to live with his devoted Sister, Linda, "Ninny Gail or Sissy Gail" and Brother-In-Law, Steve or "Steve-Steve". Steve is Toney's best friend and bosom buddy. Toney went everywhere with Steve. They were joined at the hip. Whenever Toney's health allowed it, Toney loved riding in the car going nowhere and everywhere and he loved to eat French Fries and chicken nuggets and drink coffee or a coke while on his daily trips with Steve. It was their time together to do whatever they wanted and go wherever they wanted. Toney was Linda and Steve's life. They cared for him 24/7; seven days a week and they loved caring for him. They had a love for Toney that was unconditional and Toney returned that love. He was very happy with them and having Toney with them has been the true blessing of their lives. God knew what He was doing when He gave Toney to Steve and Linda. Toney never wanted for anything no matter what it was, if they thought Toney wanted or needed something to help him ease his disabilities, they got it for him. He truly was their life and they lived for him. Toney was "The Baby" of the family and he remained so all his life. He will forever be "The Baby" and there will never be another love like the love Linda and Steve, William and Loretta had for Toney because he was the love and joy of their lives and they are going to miss him so very much.
Toney was preceded in death by his parents, William Lee (Jack) Sloan and Ada (Toody) Mae (Nelson) Grounds Sloan; his Paternal grandparents, Oliver Jackson and Ethel Belle (Ferrell) Sloan and Maternal grandparents, Elmer Nelson and (Kate Kelly) Nelson Adkins Hackney; his half-brothers, Elmer Ray Grounds, Richard Macky Grounds and Freddie Wayne Grounds.
Toney is survived by his loving Sister, Linda Gail and beloved Brother-In-Law, Steve Cross at home, his beloved Brother, William Lee (June June) Sloan, Jr. and his loving Sister-In-Law, Loretta Gail ('Retta) of Charleston, WV his Nephews, Steve William Cross (Stevie) of Bostic, NC, William Lee Sloan III (Willy) and Fiancé, Helana of Ripley, WV, his Nieces, Amanda Walton and husband Jamie of Charleston, WV, and Jennfier Bryant and husband Jeff of St. Albans, WV, his adoring Great Nephew and French Fry Buddy, Noah Cross of Gaffney, SC; Great Nephews, Austin, Layton and Brian Walton of Charleston, WV and Great Nieces, Mary, Ashley, and Kimberly Oxley and Kalie Walton of Charleston, WV. Toney loved all of them very much.
The family would like to thank Dr. George Finch for giving Toney the best of care all these years and especially to Robin Schoenfeldt who has gone above and beyond for Toney with her love and compassion for him; also to Dr. LaChance and Alan Ancelloti for being there when an emergency arose and was always so kind to help us. Very, very special thanks to Dawn Ramsey Deck, Tammy Ledbetter Benett, Kayleigh Ives Buffaloe, and Heather Bennett of Novant Health, Chrissy Lail of Palliative Care and Nancy Suelzle, Tammy, John Goins, Nancy Hillman, Ken Malone Brian, Chaplain Cy Miller of Hospice and whoever else I have left out that have come to our home to take special care of Toney for us. We love you all and appreciate you more than you will ever know.
Tobe Tobe, go rest high on that mountain baby brother!! Your work on earth is done. You have fought a good fight, you have finished your course, and you have kept the faith. So fly high our precious baby...go to Jesus and rest in His arms....say Hello to Mom and Dad and all the family and 'Retta's Mom and Dad and Steve's Mom and Dad; then say Hi to my friends Gabby and Misti. One day we will all stroll over Heaven together for eternity and until then, we will love you forever and ever and ever! Missing you and loving you will be our full time job.
The funeral service will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 8, 2018 at the Harrelson Funeral Chapel with Reverend Chad Sisk officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time at the funeral home. Another service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at the Cooke Funeral Home in Cedar Grove, WV. A committal service will follow in Montgomery Memorial Park in London, WV.
Harrelson's Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.