Eric John Sloop, 62, passed away peacefully at his home in Wilkesboro on Saturday, June 8, 2019, surrounded by family. Eric was ill for only three weeks.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at Scenic Memorial Gardens Mausoleum Chapel, with the Rev. Alfred E. Andrews Jr. officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.
Eric was born Jan. 15, 1957, in Wilkesboro, the third of four children to John Ralph Sloop (deceased) and Ruth Perry Sloop. Eric began his career at Statesville Pallet Company as a partner in 1991 and then became owner in 2001 at the death of his father, John Sloop. The company grew exponentially under Eric’s leadership and co-worker Regina Pierce, his sister. His son, Dylan Sloop, joined the family business in 2013 and it continues to thrive.
Eric loved God and his family, the foundations of his life. He enjoyed time with his wife, Michelle, hunting adventures with his sons, Dylan and Jordan, family gatherings, golfing, and took great pride in his work.
He was preceded in death by his father.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Michelle Arce Sloop of the home; a son, Dylan Rhodes Sloop and wife, Risa, of Moravian Falls; a stepdaughter, Taylor Gann of Wilkesboro; two stepsons, Jordan Pearson of Wilkesboro and Kyle Gann of New York; two sisters, Teresa Sloop Church and husband, Mark, and Regina Sloop Pierce, and one brother, Davy Sloop and wife, Pam, all of Wilkesboro.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Catchadream.org/inmemory/.
Online condolences may be made at www.reinssturdivant.com.