John Alex Sloan, 51, of Magazine, passed away in his home Aug. 25, 2017. He was born April 21, 1966 in Fort Smith the son of William Gibbs, Sr. and Naomi Virginia (Adams) Sloan.

He was of the Baptist faith. He was a kind-hearted person who would help anyone in need and children loved him.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

A private family memorial graveside service to be held at a later date at the Blue Mountain Cemetery in Blue Mountain. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Booneville Funeral Service.

Survivors include his sister, Maxine Jones of Havana; five brothers, William Sloan, Jr. of Magazine, David Sloan of Blue Mountain, Ronnie Sloan of Comanche, Okla., Donald Sloan of Magazine and Ernie Sloan of Blue Mountain.