OBITUARY

Jack W. Swanson

May 12, 1931May 10, 2019
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Jack Wayne Swanson took the morning flight to heaven on May 10, 2019. Jack was born on May 12, 1931 in Atwood, Indiana. He married Mary Lou Swihart in 1952and they celebrated 66 years in December 2018. He is survived by their five children: Debbie Olive (Tommy), Rusty Swanson (Sherry), Terry Swanson (Tammy), Tim Swanson (Bea), and Angie Hampton (Russell), along with 22 grandkids and 25 great-grandchildren, and his brother, John Swanson. After serving four years in the U.S. Airforce, he established an oil distributorship in Etna Green, Indiana, delivering both fuel to area farmers and gasoline to service stations. After losing that to big business, Jack collected eggs from his farmer friends and distributed them as far as Gary, Indiana. The family began raising chicks-to-fryers, 8,000 at a time on the family property. It’s not surprising that Jack and Mary Lou bought a Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) franchise, packed up their kids (ages: 1 month to 11 years), and brought fried chicken to San Angelo, Texas. In 1976 Jack and Mary Lou met Glenn and Ann Smith. They led the entire Swanson family to an exciting relationship with Jesus. Jack and Mary Lou started the Christian Motor Coach Association (Coaches for Christ) and blessed many, many people across America. Jack was successful and fun! He truly left a fine legacy for both his family and everyone he met. Services will be held at Johnson’s Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 at 2 p.m. Family visitation will be on Monday, May 13th from 6 - 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Words of comfort may be left for the family at www.Johnsons-funeralhome.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Mary Lou Swanson, Wife
  • Debbie and Tommy Olive, Daughter and Son in law
  • Rusty and Shery Swanson, Son and Daughter in law
  • Terry and Tammy Swanson, Son and Daughter in law
  • Tim and Bea Swanson, Son and Daughter in law
  • Angie and Russell Hampton, Daughter and Son in law
  • John Swanson, Brother
  • Twenty-two grandchildren and twenty-five great grandchildren
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Donnie Watkins
  • Dusty Daniel
  • Ben Walker
  • Jeramy Swanson
  • Josh Swanson
  • John Mark Olive
  • Tyler Doan

Services

  • Visitation Monday, May 13, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Memories

Jack W. Swanson

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Alice Taylor Herman

May 16, 2019

I too, have great memories of working with the Swanson family. My first "real" job was at KFC during high school. Mr. Swanson and his family were always a perfect example of good work ethics -- both for the employee and the employer. My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.

Jim Hall

May 14, 2019

Goodbye my good friend of many years. Thanks for the Bible and thanks for letting me serve with you.

Kevin Owens

May 14, 2019

My thoughts, prayers, and love are with the Swanson family. Grandpa Jack was a great, kind, and loving man. His example of leadership as a husband, father, and grandfather will always be etched upon my heart and memory.

Teri Sosa

May 14, 2019

May God be with you all at this time of loss. I have wonderful memories of working with the Swanson’s - when I think of Jack-I think of his big smile. Teri

Namcy Davenport

May 13, 2019

Grandpa Jack was such a sweet man.. always smiling . My thought s and prayers are with y’all at this time. Remember precious
Memories how they linger , how they often flood our souls! Love y’all bunches😘

Donna Ferrell

May 11, 2019

Such a sweet Christian man! He will be missed by many but heaven is rejoicing at his presence. Praying for the family.

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