Skip to content Skip to left sidebar Skip to right sidebar Skip to footer

Former County Executive Curtis Sluder dies after lengthy illness

Curtis E. Sluder, age 67, former County Executive and long-time familiar face in Johnson County passed away Saturday, August 27, 2011 at Franklin Woods Community Hospital in Johnson City.
After receiving a degree from East Tennessee State University in 1968, Sluder taught school and eventually served as principal at Shady Valley Elementary School before serving as County Executive/Mayor of Johnson County.
Sluder was appointed by the county board of commissioners to fill the unexpired term of W.D. “Bill” Hill, who died in the spring of 1986. He was then elected to the position in August of the same year. He served two separate four-year terms.
It was during his term as County Executive that the state built the Northeast Correctional Complex in the Doe Valley Community. Sluder was also employed by the Department of Corrections at Northeast Correctional where he was an educational instructor.
Sluder was a true public servant who loved his family, Shady Valley and Johnson County and he will be sadly missed.
A full obituary is in today’s paper on page B-4.