James Sloey

Obituary of James Harvey Sloey

James H. Sloey departed this earth on December 30, 2023, and was received into his Heavenly home thereafter with all his earthly and heavenly saints rejoicing! James had been born to Jack and Velda Sloey (both deceased) on October 02, 1948, as the eldest son of the family. He was blessed with a large family with John Sloey, Bill Sloey and Barry Sloey (deceased) coming into the world a couple of years later. One thing all three Sloey boys loved to do was play baseball. Jim had four wonderful sons (Christopher, Jonathan, Nicholas & Adam) with Judi and then later on when Jim and Judi divorced, Jim met Debby, the Love of his life. Debby had 1 son Colby who was invited into the Sloey family so warmly. They married on May 29, 1994, in Manhattan Beach Ca. Baseball and Sunday School teaching classes continued in their lives as the boys played at Wiseburn National in Hawthorne and then all three younger sons played at Redondo Union High, in Redondo Beach. Ca. Jim loved watching Dodger baseball games, Boston Celtics and UCLA Basketball games and Nebraska Football games. He often wore red as it was his favorite color and was his inspiration when he coached the Little League Reds to multiple championships and even an undefeated season in 1993 with his son Nick Sloey as the star player. He also loved to teach the Sunday School children about Jesus. Jim’s children blessed him with so many grandchildren whom he knew “lit up his world”. He had 11 grandchildren boys and 1 girl. He always told Addie that she was Grandpa Jimmies favorite granddaughter and she said, yes – I know, I’m your only one! He would always laugh and agree. It bothered Jim that he couldn’t get to Kansas as often as he’d like. Most of his grandchildren were in California but Nick and Cecilia lived in Kansas.

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