INEZ, Ky. (WYMT) - Friends and family said goodbye Friday to a man called a hero.
Charles Stanford 'Stan' Sluss died Tuesday.
He served in the Navy for nearly three decades putting him through three wars.
Sluss was laid to rest surrounded by friends and family.
"He was a mason and served 29 years in the navy. He served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam as a lieutenant," said Minister Fred Klatka.
He served those three wars, and his actions did not go unnoticed awarding him several medals of recognition.
"He is the epitome of a true and outstanding hero. He is loved and will be missed by many," said Klatka.
His accomplishments lie outside the Navy too.
He is described as a family man with a love for his wife Sue who now carries the burden of his loss.
"I can just see him you know he'd get a grin on his face with her and a twinkle in her eye, and always say 'I love you. I love you. I love you,'" said Klatka.
It was a service full of tears, sorrow and memories.
Those close to Sluss say he will live on through them.
A brave military man gone but never forgotten.
Sluss was 86 years old.