Wesley Alvin "Ab" Sluder (2018-12-13 16:03:04)

Wesley Alvin "Ab" Sluder, age 83, of Tater Hill Road, Zionville, passed away Monday afternoon, December 10, 2018, at Watauga Medical Center.

Ab was born June 12, 1935 in Watauga County, a son of the late Hillary and Sarah Guy Sluder. He was a retired assembly line worker of American Wicker Furniture, and was farmer.

Ab is survived by his wife, Lois Sluder; one daughter, Debbie Dixon and husband Joey; one son, William Sluder and Anita Mains; one grandson, Andrew; one granddaughter, Amanda Vance; one step-grandson, Mason Dixon; two step-daughters, Evey and Carlie Dixon; one great-grandson, William Burgess, and two special nieces, Glenda and Sandra.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Maggie Woodard; three brothers, Jim, Henry, and Calvin Sluder; six half-brothers, Onnie, Rom, Ervin, and Lloyd Sluder, and Charlie and Sam Guy, and one half-sister, Eller Reece.

Funeral services for Wesley Alvin "Ab" Sluder will be conducted Thursday afternoon, December 13, 2018, at 2:00 o'clock, at Hampton Funeral Home Chapel. The body will lie in state, at the chapel, from 1:00 until 2:00 o'clock. Officiating will be Reverend Gary Hill. Burial will follow in the Reece Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Thursday afternoon, from 1:00 until 2:00 o'clock, at the funeral home, prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Reece Cemetery Fund.

Online condolences may be sent to the Sluder family at

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.