Sliger, Bryan Leroy (Roy), 96, of Dominion Assisted Living, Athens, TN, passed away at Dominion on September 24. Roy was born on August 2, 1924, in Athensand was raised in the Tranquility Community in McMinn County. He was the eldest of 4 children born to Carl Dewey and Grace Hutsell Sliger. He joined the Army Air Force in 1943 and served as a C-47 aircraft engine mechanic at George Field, Illinois during preparations for the European invasion. It was here that he met and married the love of his life, Mary Virginia Erexson, in July 1945.
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Following WWII, Roy worked as an auto mechanic in Illinois and Tennessee before being selected into the TVA electrical operator program. His TVA career included work at sixteen hydroelectric plants, and two fossil generating plants. He retired from TVA after more than 30 years of service.
Roy was a devoted member of the First Church of God, Englewood, TN. He served as Deacon, Trustee, and attended faithfully until his health declined.
Roy is predeceased by his wife of 71 years, his parents, his step-mother Grace Hayes Sliger, his brothers George Curtis Sliger of Knoxville, TN, and James Carl (Jimmy) Sliger of Athens, TN, and his sister, Martha Sliger Denton, of Franklin, TN. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Eric and Linda Sliger, of Aiken, SC; granddaughter Kim Nagy of Charleston, SC; granddaughter Kelly Spilbor and husband, Noel, of Summerville, SC; grandson Ryan Beanand wife, Becky, of Camden, SC; great-grandchildren, Wallace and Eric Mays; Bradley and Macy Bean; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Due to Covid-19 there will be no funeral service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the First Church of God, 1340 TN-39, Englewood, TN 37329 (please note in memory of Roy Sliger). A graveside service is planned for Saturday, September 26, 2:30 p.m. at McMinn Memory Gardens. CDC guidelines will be followed.