Major Gary A. Sloan, 73, died peacefully, at Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas on Oct. 3, 2019.
Major Gary A. Sloan, 73, died peacefully, at Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas on Oct. 3, 2019. A veteran of Vietnam War, he served as a supply NCO, was awarded the Purple Heart, and earned the Vietnam Cross for Gallantry with Palm. He also was a veteran of the Persian Gulf War (Desert Storm), was awarded SW Asia Service Medal with Campaign Award. Major Sloan retired from the Marine Corps after 28 years, on October 1992.
Major Sloan was born June 10, 1946 in Joplin, Missouri to SGM (Ret) Fred and Lilly Sloan. He joined the Marine Corps on July 16, 1964 in Denver, Colorado and served in positions of increased responsibility until his retirement on May 3, 1990.
In 1993 Gary joined Titan Corporation as a battle command trainer / education specialist and military analyst at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He transitioned to Cubic Applications Inc. in 1994 as a training specialist for the Synthetic Theater Of War (STOW) interactive battle simulation exercises and retired in June 2018.
He is survived by his wife, Linda, his son, Gary Jr; his daughter, Lisa; and eight grandchildren; brothers, Steven and Jamie; and stepdaughter, Diane Wood. His sister, Anna, preceded him in death on Aug. 25, 2006.
A viewing will take place at Davis Funeral Chapel, Leavenworth, Kansas on Oct. 9, 2019 from 5-8 p.m. The burial will follow with a service at Parker Funeral Home in Joplin, Missouri on Oct. 11, at 1:30 p.m. The internment will follow at Ozark Memorial Gardens in Joplin, Missouri.
Condolences may be left on Gary’s online guestbook at www.davisfuneralchapelinc.com. Arrangements entrusted to Davis Funeral Chapel.