Don Edward Sloan

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MELISSA -- Don Edward Sloan, 44, passed away on Sunday, February 26, 2012 in Melissa, TX. Funeral: 2:00 p.m. Thursday at Wade Family Funeral Home Chapel, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington with Rev. Bobby Bridges officiating. Visitation: The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Wade Family Funeral Home. Memorials: Memorials may be made to a trust that has been set up for Don's daughter, Alanah. Please contact the family for more information. Don is preceded in death by his parents, David Eugene Sloan Sr. and Martha Rigsby Sloan. Survivors: wife, Carrie McCommons; daughters, Alyssa Sloan, Ashley Sloan, Alanah Sloan; step-daughter, Morgan Cruz; brother, David Eugene Sloan Jr.; sisters, Deborah Hinton and husband, Blake, Donna Saulmon and husband, Fred, Darla Sloan and children, Jamie and Megan; and numerous family members and friends. Wade Family Funeral Home Arlington, 817-274-9233

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  1. Don was so proud of his motorcycle….he would go out at lunch time and just sit on it and admire it! He ALWAYS wore a helmet! My heart is hurting so badly at this loss!! A genuine,kind,caring,funny and well liked man!
    You will be missed by me and your Market Street family!

  2. I love you dad. You meant so much to me. I wish I could have told you I love you just a few more times before you left us. I know you can hear me saying that now, and I know you’re in a better place. You’ll always be in my heart.

  3. To My Don – The Vows you read that you were not suppose to see until we stood in front of God and all our friends to become husband and wife – to this day you are my best friend; my counterpoint; my boxing partner in my corner; the one I put ahead of me and the one who stands behind, beside and before me; the harmony over my melody; my right foot; my left hand; the tips of my very own toes and fingers; passion over passion; and a laughter louder than my own. I don’t know if this gives you anymore info then I have already given you but you are my lifetime, you are what will make my lifetime forever and ever happy, I want to be with you and no other, I want you to touch me every day and look in my eyes every night to say goodnight and every morning to say good morning.

  4. I must express my deepest sympathy to Don’s family and friends. Although his tragic and sudden death was unexpected, there is a little comfort in knowing that he will be reunited with his parents. There are so many fond memories of him that I cannot think of school without thinking about the great times we had and remembering what a wonderful person he was. There has always been a special place in my heart for him; he was truly one of a kind… Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time of sorrow.

  5. Donna, so sorry to hear about Don. My condolences to all your family. Donna you were so nice to attend my husbands memorial service in May and you did this for Margaret.
    My prayers go out to the Sloan family.

  6. To Don’s Family and Friends,
    May you find peace and comfort in the wonderful memories you carry in your heart. Prayers for you all.
    Kathy Weber
    AHS Class of ’85

  7. Don
    I am sad to know that you have left this earth so soon. Your kind spirit and giving heart will not be forgotten. Thank you for your friendship. My heart goes out to your family.I miss you.

  8. My Dear Uncle Don… As I sit and look at your pictures I can remember so many times as I grew up how you made me laugh and smile. You were forever doing things and saying things that made everyone around happy. Your laugh was so infectious and I can hear it now as I’m sitting here. You always made everything that much better, happier and funnier and you had a heart bigger and filled with more love than most will ever dream of. You wanted everyone to have a smile in their heart and you did whatever you could to make that happen. Until wee meet again, I will keep that smile in my heart for you, miss you deeply and remember you always.

    To Momma, Donna, David, Darla, Carrie, Alyssa, Ashley and Alanah,

    I lift you all up right now and praise God and thank Him for wrapping His hands around you and comforting all of you and being your strength in this time. Your loss is great, but Heaven’s gain is greater. Take as much comfort as you can in knowing that Don is with his Mama and Daddy and standing next to God, where there are no tears and is no pain, and you will see him again and rejoice together. Know that the love he had for his family was so great that it shone so bright that all around him could see it and feel it. I love you all so much and am here for you in any way I can be.


  9. Sorry is not a very good word to use for such a loss. On the other hand, what word would express the true feelings I have about this terrible accident? I have considered myself a close friend to the Sloan Family for many years now. I always called Donna my Daughter that I never had. Martha told me so many years ago she was proud to share her with me. I love the Sloan family. I knew Don the least but remember he had to me a shy sweet smile. Debbie is such a sweet loving friend and then there’s David and Darla. I haven’t seen Don’s older daughters since they were, I think,pre-teen. My heart goes out to you. I have never met Carrie and the youngest but give them my love and hope the pain will lessen as time goes by. I am here for all or any of you if you need someone just to vent to.

    I’m sure Gene and Martha were shocked to see their youngest but held him in loving arms as he settled in to God’s Kingdom. My love to all and God Bless each and every one of you. Marge

  10. Gone, but not forgotten
    This pain, I cannot hide
    In memory, I see you
    A million tears, I’ve cried.

    The tender thoughts you left me
    Come to my memory
    Your loving smile, so precious
    Will always be with me.

    You visit me in summer
    When flowers are in bloom
    Upon a ray of sunshine
    A star-lit night in June.

    When winds are gently blowing
    Across a cloudless sky
    Within a rolling meadow
    Where horse and cattle lie.

    I see you in the treetops
    As summer comes to be
    In shadows, you do linger
    A soul so young and free.

    I see you in the garden
    Your scent does fill the air
    Just like a precious flower
    A rose, so ever fair.

    On country roads, I find you
    Along the wooded lane
    Within the distant thunder
    I see you in the rain.

    In early hush of morning
    You come without a sound
    Upon a blazing sunset
    Your memory can be found.

    Like sprigs of morning glory
    Upon the vine, they grow
    With branches reaching outward
    Into my heart, you go.

    Just like a special angel
    God wrapped you in His care
    And took you off to heaven
    To live with Him, up there.

    But often, I still see you
    Upon a light blue sky
    And long so much to hold you
    Why did you have to die?

  11. God looked around his Garden and found an empty place.
    He then looked down upon his earth and saw your loving face.

    He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest.
    His Garden must be beautiful, he always takes the best.
    He knew that you were a great man, he knew you were loved by us all.
    And knew that you would never go without a fight.
    He saw your path was great as he closed your weak eyes,
    He whispered to you “Peace be Thine” and gave you wings to fly.

    You’ve left us precious memories, your love and laughter will be our guide.

    You live on through your family, you’re always by our side.
    It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone.
    For part of us went with you on the day God called you home. we know we will see you someday again. Miss you Don

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