Morgan Craft Sloan, informally known as Craft, passed away Friday, March 14, 2013, at the age of 72, while he was being cared for at the Elizabeth House. He encountered a variety of health challenges for many years, and in doing so, he also encountered many professional medical and health-care providers for whom he was deeply appreciative.
A native of Florida, transplanted to the Mountains he loved in 1995, Craft was employed by Pardee Memorial Hospital for a number of years. After retirement, he enjoyed wood working, reading and bicycle riding when his health allowed. Craft also enjoyed the fellowship of AA for 35 years and was always available to share with others the blessing of that Program.
He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Carolyn. He was Dad to David, Shelah, Scot, Sherah, and Morgan Jr., all of Florida; the mother of his children, Joyce Tillis. He is also survived by his siblings, sisters Barbara Fowler and Jeanene Sloan and two brothers, Walter and Gregory Sloan – all of the Tampa, FL area; 14 grandchildren; and last, but not the least, Carolyn’s two sons, Michael and Stephen Cronin and their families with whom he felt a strong and loving bond.
A memorial service may be planned for a later date.
My friendship with Craft began when we were around 7 years old in Tampa, FL. We were raised in the same neighborhood and attended the same schools. We fished and hunted together in our high school years; attended car races in Sebring; and enjoyed many great times as friends during our young years.
My wife Judy and I were fortunate to have visited Craft and Carolyn a few years ago at their Hendersonville home and have fond memories and pictures of that visit.
Our condolences are being sent to Carolyn and all members of Craftís and Carolynís families.
Jim and Judy Barwick
Carolyn, I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very sad time.
Carolyn, What a wonderful man Craft was. We are sorry for your loss. We will be lifting you and your family up in our prayers!
With Love in Christ,
Tommy & Brandy Wilson
Carolyn I am so sorry for the loss of Craft. Words can’t fill the void but I am hoping you fill the prayers sent you way.
We will miss Craft. It was always a joy stop our car and speak with him either when he was working outside or on one of his many “garage” projects.
We knew Craft had health issues but he always was so positive and kept that smile on his face.
He will be missed by so many people.
Lance and Charles (neighbors)
So sorry to hear of your loss. Craft was always one of the “good guys” I am sure he is missed.