John Douglas SloanTruck driver, 64

John Douglas Sloan, 64, of Astoria, died Wednesday, June 12, 2002 in Astoria.

Mr. Sloan was born May 4, 1938 in Hardin, Mont., to Eugene and Ann Sloan.

He lived in Billings, Mont., most of his life and graduated from Hardin High School in 1955. He then attended college in Bozeman, Mont., and was in the U.S. Navy for a short time.

He married Sheryl Sloan April 1, 1977. She survives, living in Astoria.

Mr. Sloan drove a truck for Continental Keil Truck Company for many years.

In 1989 the couple moved to Astoria. He worked for Portland Motor Company until illness forced him to retire.

Mr. Sloan was a mechanic and enjoyed working on cars and boats. His "hobby" was his grandson, Troy Snodgrass. He was also a member of the First Congregational Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Jeff Sloan, of Billings, Mont., and James Sloan, of Las Vegas,; a daughter, Kimberley Taylor, of Astoria; a step-son, Danny Jiles, of Portland; three brothers, Michael Sloan, of Billings, Mont., Dennis Sloan, of Missoula, Mont., and Greg Sloan, of Santa Fe, N.M.; and two grandsons, Troy Snodgrass and Justin Sloan.

A memorial service will be held in Montana at a later date.

Hughes-Ransom Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

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