Clifford "Bud" Sloan

Clifford W. "Bud" Sloan

( April 24, 1939 - June 30, 2023 )

Clifford Webster "Bud" Sloan, 84, Hamilton, MO., passed away on June 30, 2023, at the Northcare Hospice, at North Kansas City Hospital, North Kansas City, MO. He previously lived in Lima, Illinois, and Silex and Kingston, MO.

Bud was born on April 24, 1939, in Kingston, MO., to Guy Virgil "Jack" and Florence Elizabeth (Webster) Sloan. He was a 1957 graduate of the Penney High School, Hamilton. He worked as a self-employed livestock sales manager and cattle farmer. He attended the Hamilton Federated Church as well as being a member of the Kingston Federated Church.

Immediately following high school graduation, Bud held a variety of jobs including livestock trucker, and he worked for Rock Island Railroad and Otis Elevator Co. in Kansas City. Pursuing his greatest interest, he spent two years as swine herdsman for Ruben Edwards Hamp-An Farms, Middleton, MO. For the next 10 years, he was with J.C. McLean's Dor-Mac Angus Farm, Quincy, IL., where he showed champions at nearly ever major show in the nation. In 1964, he was honored to be the recipient of the John Brown Memorial Trophy as National Angus Herdsman of the Year. He spent two years as fieldman for the Drovers Journal and the following seventeen years associated with North American Auction Company. He worked over 40 years on a seasonal basis for the American Royal Livestock Show with the last 24 years as Livestock Manager. For over three decades, he owned and operated Continental Livestock Services, a professional sales service company focused on marketing of pedigreed cattle. At last count, he had worked on sales and shows in over 30 states and Canada. Bud was well-respected for and proud of his many contributions to the livestock industry.

On December 1, 1956, Bud married Doris Ann Blackburn in Kingston. She preceded him in death in 2014.

Bud was also preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors: 4 daughters-Rosanne (Charles) Newland, Higginsville, MO.; Sherry Sloan, Arlington, TX.; Jackie Sloan, Jefferson City, MO.; and Crystal Gay Sloan, Liberty, MO.; 2 grandchildren-Leann (Jacob) Drury and Michael (Jamie) Newland, both of Higginsville; two great-grandchildren-Lucas and Adaya Newland; brother-Ted (Martha) Sloan, Hamilton; 1 niece and 3 nephews.

Funeral Service: 2 p.m., Thursday, July 6, 2023, at the Hamilton Federated Church, Hamilton.

Formal Visitation: 5 to 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 5, 2023, at Bram Funeral Home, Hamilton.

Interment: The Kingston Cemetery, Kingston, MO.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hamilton Federated Church or the Stanley Stout Scholarship Fund at the American Royal.

Friends may call at the funeral home from noon until 5 p.m., on Wednesday, July 5.




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