Lynn Ray Sluss

August 15, 2018

Big Stone Gap, VA, Lynn Ray Sluss, 62, passed away on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at Holston Valley Hospital, Kingsport, Tn. He was a member of the Pentecostal Church of God in Keokee, VA and was employed in the coal industry.
Mr. Sluss was preceded in death by his first wife, Keta Gail Sluss; parents, Alvin & Dorothy Chandler Sluss; brother, Alvin Earl Sluss & grandson, Bradley Sluss.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce Sluss, of the home, children, Haley Isom, & Nikki Baldwin, of the home, Billy Ray Sluss (Samantha), Big Stone Gap, VA, Michael Sluss, Coeburn, Kevin Baldwin (Snolynn), Exeter, VA, Greg Sluss, Appalachia, VA, Melissa Brummett (John), Wise, VA, Scott Allen Baldwin, Big Stone Gap, VA, and Jessica Isom (Jonothan Wagers), London, KY. He is also survived by sisters, Debra Garrett, Duffield, VA, Ava Shular (Jody), Big Stone Gap, VA; brother, William V. Sluss, Coeburn, VA; grandchildren, Gage, Gunner, Gabe, Hunter, Hannah, Harley, Destiny, James, Kevin Jr., and Gabe; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
The family will receive friends on Friday, August 17, 2018, from 5:00 to 7:00pm at Gilliam Funeral Home, 618 Wood Avenue West, Big Stone Gap, VA. Funeral services will follow with Rev. Billy McDonald officiating. Graveside services will be on Saturday, August 18, 2018, at the Sluss Family Cemetery, 1359 Pilot Road, Big Stone Gap, VA at 11:00 am. Those serving as pallbearers are Jody Shular, Jo Shular, Jr., Gage Sluss, Gunner Sluss, Greg Sluss, Billy Sluss, and Kevin Baldwin. Family and friends are asked to assemble at Gilliam Funeral Home to leave at 10:30 am to travel in procession to the cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that monetary donations be made to the funeral home to assist with final arrangements.
Gilliam Funeral Home & Crematory is honored to serve the family of Lynn Ray Sluss. You may go online to visit obituaries at

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Gilliam Funeral Home

618 Wood Ave. West
Big Stone Gap, VA 24219

Phone: 276.523.7000