Sloan was born January 24, 1933, and grew up on his parent’s farm on
Berry Mountain. There is where he grew to love farming and most of
everything that went with it. After graduating Cleveland High School, he
served in the Army during the Korean Conflict and was stationed in
Germany. He married Sarah Faust on June 22, 1957. Frank worked as a
machinist at American Cast Iron and Pipe Company and Sarah was employed
with Eastern Airlines.
have one son Jack, who is a Breeder Field Representative with GoldKist
in Bowdon, GA. Jack is married to the former Cathy Blakely and they have
a 13-year-old daughter Rebecca. Cathy is employed part-time at Woodland
Eye Clinic and Rebecca is in the 7th grade at Woodland High School.
and Sarah also have a daughter, Susan, who is married to Barry Johnson.
They have two sons Michael, 22, and Stephen, 18. Susan is employed with
Factory Connection and manages their Oneonta location. Her husband,
Barry, is a garage foreman with Alabama Power Company in Birmingham.
Michael is employed with CSX Railroad and Stephen is a senior at
Cleveland High School where he is the Valedictorian.
bought his first farm in 1960 with a VA loan. He worked at ACIPCO while
establishing his farm. He started farming full-time in 1971 with a
commercial egg, cattle and custom haying operation.
has served as director, Vice-President and President of the Blount
County Cattlemen’s Association and was on the Boards of Directors of
the Federal Land Bank of Albertville, Production Credit Association and
Blount County Farmers Federation. He has also served on the Hospital
Board, County F.S.A. Committee and the Blount County Co-op Board."
received the Goodyear Award for Soil Conservation in 1982 and was chosen
Blount County Father of the Year in 1983," stated his daughter,
Susan Johnson. "The last award is one that he truly deserved and
still does. He, along with my mother, have been the best parents anyone
could have. They always supported us in everything we did and taught us
not to be afraid of hard work. When we were younger, we would get
aggravated when we couldn’t do all the things our friends were doing
but they were instilling in us the priorities it takes to be successful
and happy. We have tried to pass this on to our children and they have
been a tremendous help in helping us raise our kids. Whenever possible,
they are there to cheer on their grandkids in whatever activity they are
participating in. We are truly blessed to have such great parents."