Billy J. Sluder
August 22, 2022
Date of Service: August 25, 2022
Interment Location: Christus Garden
Billy Jay Sluder, 92, Johnson City, passed on Monday, August 22, 2022, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center.
Mr. Sluder was a native of Greene County and was a son of the late William Lee and Kathleen Elizabeth Neal Sluder.
Mr. Sluder was retired from Metropolitan Life Insurance Company and owned Sluder Renovations. He served in the United States Army and was honorably discharged.
Mr. Sluder was a member of Sinking Creek Baptist Church since 1968, where he held many positions of leadership. He was Chairman of the Building and Grounds Committee for 25 years. Mr. Sluder was instrumental in coordinating the construction of the Pavilion and Life Center which is enjoyed by so many today. He was a Shriner and a Mason for over 50 years. Mr. Sluder was a founding member of the Royal Heirs Christian Quartet.
In addition to his parents Mr. Sluder was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 67 years, Carlene Sluder, sister, Nancy Bell Droke, brothers, Hugh Edward Sluder, Charles Austin Sluder, Bobby Lewis Sluder, and Dwight Fleming Sluder.
Survivors include his son, Douglas Lane Sluder; sister, Mary Evelyn Johnson; many special nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be conducted Thursday, August 25, 2022, at 11:00 A.M. at Sinking Creek Baptist Church with Pastor Chuck Babb, officiating. Special music by Larry Taylor. The graveside committal service will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be the Deacons of Sinking Creek Baptist Church and Don Verran.
The family will receive friends prior to the service from 10:00-11:00 A.M. at the church.
The family would like to thank and express their deepest gratitude to Pastor Chuck Babb, Robin Culler, Tony and Carol Young, Don and Nancy Verran, David and Kristy Brown, and Helen Mathes for their endless support and love over the last few years. The members of Sinking Creek Baptist Church provided meals and so much support, we will be forever grateful for each of you. Also the nurses and staff at Community Life Center, especially Jarod Jennings, Shannon Sanders, Rebecca Frost and Ken Cassell and the Oncology Department at the VA Medical Center especially Tamarrow Taylor, MD.
For those who desire, memorials may be sent to Sinking Creek Baptist Church 2313 Elizabethton Hwy. Johnson City, TN 37601.