God Bless Buck Sloan and his family. What greater tribute could you get that
from your own son. If only we all had fathers and Brothers so good and loyal.
As the younger son of Buck Sloan, I want to thank you all for your prayers &
sympathy at his passing. Dad was a loving & loyal supporter of the Jazz & was
honestly looking forward to travelling to Utah for the playoffs before he was
suddenly taken home to be with the Lord. Dad would oftentimes cut short a visit
to my house so he could get home in time to watch the game. HE spoke with Jerry
almost daily & they shared many similar passions in life. At 80, my father was
in better shape than most men & worked twice as hard as men half his age. You
will have never met a more hardworking man than Buck Sloan, but his brother
shares that same ethic. I'm proud to say as Buck's son, I have absolutely NO
bad memories of my father. His legacy of hard work, true grit, love & devotion
to country & family is forever written in his children's hearts. May God bless
you all for your support!
As a devoted Jazz fan, I've learned so much from watching Jerry Sloan over the
years: don't hang your head, fight your way through it, make yourself a better
person/player, see what you're made of, etc. etc. I suspect that he learned
these traits from his father and older brother. Deepest sympathy in your loss. I
hope fond memories of Buck Sloan will carry you through this challenging and sad
We may not know you or your family but we know Jerry. And so we can only imagine
how everyone else is, you will all be in my prayers. It's tough to lose a loved
one no matter how it happens. Thanks for having a (brother?) that has done so
much good for not only the Jazz but the whole state. Jerry's a class act I wish
you all the best.
Sloan wouldn't want anyone to make a big deal out of his personal trials, but
this has just got to be alot to take for the old man. Baketball
seems like a small thing in the greater perspective of life.
Many thoughts and prayers to out to the Sloan family again! Hang in there,
coach. We love you.
Best wishes to you Jerry and your family. The loss of a family member cuts deep
but life will go on. My sincerest sympathies.
Man, Sloan has had a hard year, he's tough as nails but one person can only
handle so much loss
The family of Charles Ralph"Buck Sloan would like to thank all who have prayed
and shown concern for our family at this time. Our Father was a big fan of the
Jazz and biggest supporter of his brother Jerry. He may have have not been at
the game but all tv's in the family where turned on to support this wonderful
organization.The " Buck the Armchair Coach" will be missed dearly. May God Bless
you all.Janet Sloan Gesell and Family
My deepest sympathy to you and your family.