Troy H. Sloan
Troy H. Sloan, 89, of Denton, Texas, passed away on January 13, 2020, in Denton, Texas.
Troy was born in Ringgold, Texas, to Holland and Lilly Sloan on June 24, 1930. He and his family moved to Spearman, Texas, in 1944, and he graduated from Spearman High School in 1947.
Troy was a rancher, farmer, and appraiser in the Texas Panhandle and served as a contract chief appraiser for the Hartley and Oldham County Appraisal Districts, until accepting the Stephens County Chief Appraiser position and moving to Breckenridge, Texas, in 1988. Troy served as Chief Appraiser until his retirement in 2008.
Troy spent his life in service to others through his church, the Future Farmers of America, the Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch organization, the Texas Wheat Board, his professional colleagues in the property tax appraisal and assessment community, his friends, his family and his country. Respected by those whom he served; Troy received numerous recognitions.
And, understanding the needs and concerns of Texas rural appraisal districts, he initiated and helped form the Texas Rural Chief Appraisers Association (“TRCAA”). In appreciation for his years of service, the TRCAA created the Troy Sloan Good Neighbor annual award. But these things were only memorable for Troy because of the friendships, the relationships they represented.
A follower of Jesus Christ, Troy was a “Man’s Man”, in the best sense of the term, devoted to his bride, Frankie, and leaving a Godly legacy for his future generations.
Troy is survived by his wife, Frankie Sloan of Denton, a daughter and her husband, Sue and Seth Jenkins of Valley View, a son and his wife, Pat and Diane Sloan of Denton, his grandchildren Connie Vadnais, Jessica Black, Stacey Leverett, Lisa Miller, Wendy James, Jennifer Sloan, Joy Hurse, and sixteen great grandchildren.
Troy is preceded in death by his parents, Holland and Lilly Sloan, his siblings, H.A. Sloan, Henry “Bud” Sloan, Hubert Sloan, H.L. “Cherokee” Sloan, and Reba Collie, ten nieces and nephews, and many dear friends.
A visitation to the family, and remembrance of Troy’s life, will be held on March 7, 2020, from 2pm to 4pm, at the Good Samaritan Society’s Activity Center, 3901 Montecito Drive, Denton, Texas.
Memorial donations may be made to Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch, Gift Processing Center, 600 W. 11th, Amarillo, Tx 79101-3228. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the Good Samaritan Society, Lake Forest Village, Denton, Texas.