Thomas “Tommy” Alva Slane ’63

Thomas “Tommy” Alva Slane, 81, of Statesville, passed away Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022, at the Gordon Hospice House.

Tommy was born Feb. 27, 1941, in Statesville, to the late Fred T. Slane Jr. and Edith Sherrill Slane. He graduated from Statesville Senior High School and Davidson College.

Tommy proudly served in the U.S. Army and was the president of O.W. Slane Glass Co.

Tommy served his community through various boards and committees throughout his life.

Those left to cherish Tommy’s memory include his wife of 59 years, Mary Anne West Slane; children, Tracy Slane Turner, Thomas Clayton Slane (Ellen); grandsons, Thomas Campbell Turner (Jennifer) and Logan Thomas Slane. Also surviving are his sisters, Patsy Slane Ebert, Barbara Slane West (Roy); nieces, Slane Holland Lightbourne (Chris), Kelly Davis; and nephews, R.B. Holland (Julie) and Web Mitchell (Kristy).

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 6, at Oakwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gordon Hospice House, 2341 Simonton Rd., Statesville, NC 28625 or First Presbyterian Church, 125 N Meeting St., Statesville, NC 28677.