Funeral services for Mr. Robert D. Swanson, 78, of Jefferson were 2:00 P.M. Sunday October 23, 2016 in the Capt. Wm. Perry Chapel of Haggard Funeral Home in Jefferson with Rev. Steven Newcomb officiating. Interment followed at Oakwood Memorial Park under the direction of Haggard Funeral Home. Visitation of family and friends was 5-7 P.M. Saturday at the funeral home.
Mr. Swanson was born January 15, 1938 in Ysleta, TX.to Joseph Paul Swanson, Sr. and Dorothy Elizabeth Bryce and passed away October 20, 2016 in Marshall. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration at the University of Texas, El Paso.
Mr. Swanson was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Joseph Swanson, Jr., a sister-in-law, Helen Hunt Swanson and a brother-in-law, Danny Lawrence.
Mr. Swanson is survived by his wife, Sue Swanson of Jefferson, children, Greg Swanson & wife Miriam of Allen, TX., Kathy Joy & husband Rick of Carolina Beach, N.C., brothers, Frank Swanson & wife Grace of Los Angeles, CA. and Dick Swanson & partner Barry Lisk of Conifer, CO., eight grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be: Greg Swanson, Miriam Swanson, Brendon Swanson and Bruce Teske.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America, 6520 N. Andrews Ave. Ft. Lauderdale, FL. 33309-2130, or any charity of your choice.
A memorial guestbook may be signed at www.haggardfuneralhome.com.
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