Waymon R. Sloan - a devoted husband, a loving father, a tender-hearted grandfather, a dedicated friend, a man who dreamed big, a traveler of all the seven seas and every continent, a dealmaker extraordinaire, a man willing to give everyone a chance, and a lover of God, began his next great adventure when he passed from this life on Wednesday, May 27th, 2015, at the age of 87. Waymon resided in the Christian Care Center of Mesquite for the last 4 years, but was a long-time resident of Kaufman, and Kaufman was always his home. He was born on February 16, 1928 on a cold, snowy night in Falkville, Alabama to his mother, Decie Lillian Turney Sloan and his father, Lacy Neal Sloan. While still a child, Waymon moved with his parents and brother, Turney Neal Sloan, to Kaufman where he enjoyed many childhood escapades. After graduating from Kaufman High School, he served in the U.S. Army from 1946-1947 and was stationed in Korea. He returned to Kaufman after being honorably discharged and continued his education at several different colleges all across the state of Texas before receiving his Bachelor's degree in business from North Texas State College in Denton (now the University of North Texas) in 1950. On February 23, 1951, he married the love of his life, Barbara Ann Dunson of Kaufman, at the Kaufman Church of Christ. They lived in Dallas where they were blessed with two children - son, Tim and daughter, Stacy. Waymon began a career at Kaiser Aluminum in Dallas where he excelled and advanced until he was given the opportunity to take early retirement after 25 years of service. Since he figured (correctly so), that he had many good years in front of him, Waymon developed a second career as a real estate developer. It was his dream job! He loved the art of "making a deal". Most were good deals, a few were bad deals, but all were stimulating and exciting for him. He helped many people become homeowners who would never have had the opportunity without him. He made money, he lost money, and he made more money, but he never regretted any of it. He felt extremely blessed and was very generous, knowing that he was only a steward of what God had entrusted to him. Waymon was a man of vision. As an elder at the Garland Road Church of Christ in Dallas and the Kaufman Church of Christ in Kaufman, he was on founding boards for Dallas Christian Schools, the Christian Care Center in Mesquite, and Hickory Square in Kaufman. He was never afraid to "think big". He was confident that if something was God's will, God would take care of the details. He had a leader's optimism and a servant's heart. Waymon is predeceased by his father, Lacy Neal Sloan; his mother, Decie Lillian Turney Sloan Webb; his brother, Turney Neal Sloan; and his step-father, Clarence "Doc" Webb. He is survived by his wife of 64 years. 3 months and 4 days, Barbara Ann Dunson Sloan. His son, Tim Sloan and wife, Raleen. His daughter, Stacy Bartlett and husband, Richard. His grandchildren, Shelby Diviney and husband, Brandon; Connor Sloan and wife, Kelly; Randi Riggs; Kati Adair and husband, Zach; and Joshua Riggs. His great-grandchildren, Sloan Diviney; Graham Diviney; and Lincoln Sloan. His step-brothers, Lloyd "Sixty" Webb and Donald Webb. The family will miss him dearly, but this great man with his great legacy has given us great joy that will last eternally! We will always be grateful to the staff at Christian Care Center of Mesquite and all of our dear friends who helped him with his journey. The family requests that memorials can be made to Christian Care Center in Mesquite or the Kaufman Church of Christ Mission Fund.