Kenneth Glenn Swann
July 28, 1947 – July 11, 2020
Kenneth Glenn Swann peacefully slipped from our world into the presence of his Lord at his home in Etoile, TX on July 11, 2020. He was born on July 28, 1947 in Corpus Christi, TX to Walter and Merle Partin Swann.
Ken spent his early years in Corpus Christi, Houston, and Brookeland, TX. He graduated from Nacogdoches High School in Nacogdoches in 1965. In high school Ken played football and baseball. It was his love of baseball that led him to follow in his father’s footsteps and pursue a teaching and coaching degree and certification from SFASU. Ken coached in numerous schools in the East Texas, Houston, and Rio Grande Valley areas in Texas. He retired from coaching after 25 years. In the summer months, you would usually find Ken umpiring or coaching youth baseball in the East Texas area. He spent most of his youth in Etoile, fishing the creeks and Lake Sam Rayburn. He learned the love of trot-line fishing from his father and grandparents, fishing in the Angelina River. Ken has caught many huge catfish weighing up to 70 lbs.
Ken married Caroline Butler in August of 1990 in Nacogdoches, TX. Ken’s brother-in-law and friend, Ron Hendricks, officiated. Ken and Carrie were happily married for almost 30 years. In 1993 Ken accepted and trusted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior, and was baptized by his brother-in-law, George Morrison. Ken and Carrie spent many happy days fishing together on Sam Rayburn.
Ken was awarded many coaching awards. He loved working with young athletes. He was a huge Houston Astros and Texas Longhorn fan. He dearly loved his pets. Ken’s heart was always open to an animal in need.
Ken is survived by his wife, Carrie Swann of Etoile, TX; son Justin Swann of Phoenix, AZ; son Jeremy Swann and wife, Rebecca of Gilbert, AZ; grandchildren, Brody and Maddix Swann of Gilbert, AZ; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Ron and Laurie Hendricks of Etoile, TX; aunt, Mary Elaine Echavarria of Flagstaff, AZ and sister-in-law Marilyn Morrison of Marshall, TX.
Ken was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law, George Morrison III.
Friends and family are invited to an open public visitation from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 23, 2020, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Home. A private family service will be livestreamed on Cason Monk-Metcalf’s Facebook page shortly before 2:00 p.m. on Friday, July 24, 2020. Burial will follow the funeral at Blue Springs Cemetery in Etoile.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to SPCA of Polk County.
Condolences may be left on Kenneth Glenn Swann’s online guestbook at www.CasonMonk-Metcalf.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, Nacogdoches.
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Kenneth Glenn Swann
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July 24, 2020
What can I say about Ken? We graduated from Nacogdoches High School together and I lived with him and his Mom & Dad for three years while I worked graveyard at NIBCO and went to college. We went to college, partied ,fished, and umpired a lot of baseball games together. Ken loved baseball and fishing. I remember when I first introduced him to Pam, not realizing she would become my wife.
Ken loved coaching and his knowledge of the game and rules was remarkable. His hero was Coach Walter Swann, his Dad. Coach Swann loved to catch white perch and catfish.
I remember when Ken met Carrie. She turned his head and got his attention. He was so proud of Justin and Jeremy and they loved him deeply.
When we look back and remember the good times, we are happy. I was so glad when Ken accepted Christ as his personal Savior.
I know he and Coach Swann are telling those fishermen in Heaven about the number of white perch they caught and the size of their catfish.
Yes Ken, I will miss you and I am praying for Carrie and your family.
Larry and Pam Duncan
July 24, 2020
Carrie, I am so sorry to hear of Ken`s passing. He is very well thought of by the entire Boyd Family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
July 23, 2020
Ken, My condolences and prayer to Carrie for your loss. We coached and umpired many baseball games together along the way. You beat me to heaven, but God takes us in his own time. Remember fishing with you and talking football and baseball techniques many times. Last time I saw you at your house in Etoile, you were watering your fig trees and we talked about your Emus. Carrie, God will take care of you and Alice and I pray for you.
July 21, 2020
Carrie, I send my condolences to you and your family. I am thinking of you and pray for all of you during this time of your loss.
July 21, 2020
To the family & friends of Kenneth.
I'm so sorry for your loss !
All of you are on my Thoughts and Prayers.
Glenn Holler. ( M.L. )
From : Etoile Texas