Funeral Service

Time: 2.20pm

Date: Wednesday 28th October 2020

Service Details:
Due to current restrictions a private funeral service will be held at Accrington Crematorium. The service will be live streamed for those who are unable to attend. To watch please visit username: Pemi8811 Password: 283700

David Andrew Sledden

Suddenly but peacefully in hospital following a short illness on 14th October 2020 surrounded by his loving family, David aged 57 years of Accrington. The devoted husband of the late Irene, loved brother of Trish, dear uncle of Kayleigh and Jason, a great uncle to eight, treasured cousin to Sean and his family and also a loved relative and friend to many.


David worked as an HGV driver for SB Tippers, Great Harwood for over twenty years, he was a well respected and loyal member of the working team. David was passionate about his work and loved being out on the open road. In his spare time David loved to get out in the open air for a spot of fishing and shooting. At home he enjoyed watching youtube video and he had the most wicked and dry sense of humour.

David was truly devoted to his late wife Irene and they were perfect together, they enjoyed many holidays with trips to their beloved static caravan and also made wonderful memories visiting Australia to see Irene’s son.

A true and loyal relative and friend who will be greatly missed.


Family flowers only please, donations are being received on behalf of Cancer Research UK. To make a donation please click the ‘Make a Donation’ button at the bottom of this page.


Please feel free to leave a message for David’s online memorial book by completing the form below.

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MESSAGES for the family of David Andrew Sledden


Julie Holden

Taken too soon. Sleep tight David. Reunited with your family. X


Shannon Sledden

Going to miss you uncle David loved spending time with you and dad with you making jokes about how small I am. Good news I finally managed to shoot the clays aha. Its not the same now that you’re gone but I know your at peace now and back with auntie Irene rest easy BFG.



Thank you David for the years of friendship, we’ve had some laughs. You will be missed but never be forgotten. Sleep peacefully my friend.


Jason Walmsley

Thanks for looking after mum for all those years. You made her so happy. You are a Gentleman.


Shannon Bolton

I had the pleasure of working with Dave at S.B for over 7 years such a lovely kind man. he will be missed greatly.


Marie Monk

Had the pleasure of working with David for over 20 years, he will be sadly missed X



It was an honour to know Dave and a pleasure to work with him. Miss you pal


Chris, Graham and Family

Dave you will be sadly missed…Good crack and memories….Rest in Peace.


Kayleigh Sledden

Truly an honour to call you my uncle the wisest, kindest, funniest man I have known so many memories so much love for the greatest man love always an forever ❤



You were my rock, my goto guy, my big brother, I’m going to miss you so much, I love you. Till we meet again big bro, love you, good night sleep tight xxxx xxxx


Marion & Linzi Lee

A good friend and neighbour, will be sadly missed x


Paula Monahan

Had the pleasure of working with Dave at Sb.. knew him for 20 years such a lovely man and will be missed by many xx


Shelley Green

Life works in mysterious ways. You had the most fitting last drive which made myself and my mum cry when you went past. It was the most perfect tribute to you. You were my mums brother and mine and Leigh’s uncle. We were there to say our last goodbye to you as we were at my nans. You have gone too soon but at least you are no longer in pain and with my nan and Irene. Sleep well Uncle David xxx



Will miss you big guy loved are chats on doorstep true gentleman great friend


Sean O’ Toole

Only just found out devastated. True gentleman RIP Dave.