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Johnson's Funeral Home

435 West Beauregard, San Angelo, TX

OBITUARY

Marshall Dwayne Swindle

September 13, 1943January 6, 2020

Marshall Dwayne Swindle passed away peacefully, claiming his ultimate victory after a long and courageous battle with cancer on January 6, 2020. His loving family was with him when he left his home in San Angelo for his eternal home in heaven. He was 76. Dwayne was born in Miles, TX on September 13, 1943. He graduated in 1962 from Lakeview High School and graduated from Angelo State University with a B.S. degree in Business and Economics. Dwayne began his career with GTE in January 1969, and retired after 30 years. He served in the US Armed Services, retiring from the Army National Guard after 23 years of service at the rank of Sergeant First Class. He married the love of his life Donna Cope in May of 1969. They loved one another well for over 50 years. They have 2 devoted daughters, Tamara and Susan. Known for his infectious humor, knack for one-liners, and tendency for good natured “joshing,” many of Dwayne’s friends affectionately refer to him simply as “Josh.” Josh took time to care for those around him. In his presence people laughed, felt loved, were very likely well-fed, and certainly valued unconditionally. He had a passion for the outdoors. In particular, he enjoyed marveling at the beauty and wonder of the natural world, hunting, fishing, and outdoor cooking. He enjoyed the bonding and sharing of outdoor traditions with close friends and family over the years. Dwayne was an active member of First Baptist Church, San Angelo serving as a Deacon and leader on committees. He served as a Sunday School teacher to 10th grade boys and R. A. leader for several years. Josh was a mighty yet humble servant. Because he clearly recognized what the Lord had done in his life, he simply responded in gratitude. Some of his work included multiple trips to Santa Elena, Mexico working construction and serving the community. Josh initiated the “One at a Time Ministry” at FBC, served on the Gatekeepers security committee, helped dear friends with the start-up of Neighbor’s Café at Rust Street Ministries, cooked countless meals for the Kids Eat Free ministry and served on the Board of Directors for Christmas in April/Rebuilding Together. Dwayne cherished fellowship and close relationships. He co-founded the “Grumpy Old Men” Prayer Group, loved cooking for the Adult IV Sunday School and other groups, and truly cherished time with close friends and family. He absolutely adored his “grands.” He was preceded in death by paternal father Randolph Roach, mother Avo Nelson Swindle and adopted father J.B. Swindle and step-mother Francis Swindle. He is survived by his loving wife Donna; daughters Tamara (Justin) Trail of Albany Texas; Susan (Gary) Rose of Abilene, TX; granddaughters Kaylynn Rose, Hannah, Robyn and Charli Trail and grandson Landon Rose; sister, Marlene Keaton; sister-in-law, Darlene Conway; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins; and many dear friends. Special thanks to Dr. Raj Cheruku and staff, Dr. John Harvey and Hospice of San Angelo for their outstanding care; and to Dwayne’s “care angels” and hospice nurses, Lara and Stephanie for their loving support. Services will be held on Saturday, January 11th at 10:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church with Pastor Vincent Smith officiating. Graveside services will follow at Lawnhaven Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday, January 10th, 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Johnson’s Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of San Angelo, First Baptist Church, San Angelo, or a charity of your choice. Family and friends may sign an online guestbook at www.johnsons-funeralhome.com

  • FAMILY

  • Randolph Roach, Paternal Father (deceased)
  • Avo Nelson Swindle, Mother (deceased)
  • J.B. Swindle, Adopted Father (deceased)
  • Francis Swindle, Step Mother (deceased)
  • Donna Swindle, Wife
  • Tamara Trail and husband Justin, Daughter
  • Susan Rose and husband Gary, Daughter
  • Kaylynn Rose, Granddaughter
  • Hannah Trail, Grandaughter
  • Robyn Trail, Grandaughter
  • Charli Trail, Grandaughter
  • Landon Rose, Grandson
  • Marlene Keaton, Sister
  • Darlene Conway, Sister-in-law
  • Numerous Nieces, Nephews and Cousins and many dear friends
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Larry Edgington
  • Mickey Phillips
  • Charlie Smith
  • Gary Sturgill
  • Rocky Stone
  • Robert Dillard
  • Ronnie Bruton, Honorary
  • McAllan West, Honorary
  • D.Y. Cole, Honorary
  • Dr. Rick Williams, Honorary

Services

  • Visitation Friday, January 10, 2020
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, January 11, 2020

Memories

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PATSY AND MIKE ALDRICH

January 10, 2020

WE WILL MISS ALL YOUR FUNNY JOKES DWAYNE AND YOUR WONDERFUL SENCE OF HUMOR. YOU WILL BE SO TRULEY MISSED. BUT YOU WILL SEE US AGAIN IN GLORY.
GOD BLESS YOU DWAYNE R.I.P YOU WERE SUCH A SWEET MAN.

Melinda Freeman

January 9, 2020

Dear Donna and family, you are all in my prayers. God has a special angel in Heaven. Dwayne and you both always brightened my day at the base clinic when y'all stopped by the TSC to say hello and visit. He was a wonderful friend and a Godly man. Thank you both for your love, care and support! God bless you and your family. Love and prayers, Melinda

Billie and Jon Baggett

January 8, 2020

Donna, we were so sorry to hear of Dwayne’s passing. Our paths crossed many times at First Baptist and with Jon at GTE. Will always remember those times. We will be thinking about you and your family during this time and for the days ahead. God will be with you and remember we love you,
Billie and Jon Baggett

Linda Hale

January 8, 2020

The day Dwayne passed away was a day we lost a friend on earth but heaven gained a precious soul.
Dwayne was always a loyal friend and I can say this with all honesty. My husband, Fred, who I lost two years ago and Dwayne were great buddies.
My sympathies to Donna and your family. My love always, Linda

Carlin Kirkland

January 8, 2020

My condolences to Donna and all the family during this difficult time.
Dwayne and I grew up as next door neighbors in the early fifties and we’re good friends through high school and beyond. Had some fun times together including a car club some of the guys put together. Made some great memories washing or working on cars with all our friends. Dwayne reached out to me a few years ago and I regret that we didn’t get together. All that matters my friend is your now in the loving arms of Christ our savior.
Sounds like you had a blessed and fruitful life.
Rest In Peace

Susan Wills

January 8, 2020

At well deserved peace, after a life long of bringing peace, comfort, and joy to to others.

Melvin Davis

January 8, 2020

I'm stunned by this news. I'm so very sorry for your loss.

Bob Ernst

January 7, 2020

We shared many memories from high school and college, he was the best domino partner I ever had and we didn’t loose very many games at San Angelo Junior College. We both traveled different roads and lost touch but Dwayne always had and will have a special place in my heart. My prayers and condolences to the family. God Bless You Dwayne, you were such a blessing to me. In God’s Hands.

Timothy Reams

January 7, 2020

Prayers for the Family. I spent a lot of time with Marshall while he was in the National Guard in 3rd tank. I learned a lot from him. He is with God now. Please accept my condolences.

Tim Reams

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Biography

Marshall Dwayne Swindle passed away peacefully, claiming his ultimate victory after a long and courageous battle with cancer on January 6, 2020. His loving family was with him when he left his home in San Angelo for his eternal home in heaven. He was 76. Dwayne was born in Miles, TX on September 13, 1943. He graduated in 1962 from Lakeview High School and graduated from Angelo State University with a B.S. degree in Business and Economics. Dwayne began his career with GTE in January 1969, and retired after 30 years. He served in the US Armed Services, retiring from the Army National Guard after 23 years of service at the rank of Sergeant First Class. He married the love of his life Donna Cope in May of 1969. They loved one another well for over 50 years. They have 2 devoted daughters, Tamara and Susan. Known for his infectious humor, knack for one-liners, and tendency for good natured “joshing,” many of Dwayne’s friends affectionately refer to him simply as “Josh.” Josh took time to care for those around him. In his presence people laughed, felt loved, were very likely well-fed, and certainly valued unconditionally. He had a passion for the outdoors. In particular, he enjoyed marveling at the beauty and wonder of the natural world, hunting, fishing, and outdoor cooking. He enjoyed the bonding and sharing of outdoor traditions with close friends and family over the years. Dwayne was an active member of First Baptist Church, San Angelo serving as a Deacon and leader on committees. He served as a Sunday School teacher to 10th grade boys and R. A. leader for several years. Josh was a mighty yet humble servant. Because he clearly recognized what the Lord had done in his life, he simply responded in gratitude. Some of his work included multiple trips to Santa Elena, Mexico working construction and serving the community. Josh initiated the “One at a Time Ministry” at FBC, served on the Gatekeepers security committee, helped dear friends with the start-up of Neighbor’s Café at Rust Street Ministries, cooked countless meals for the Kids Eat Free ministry and served on the Board of Directors for Christmas in April/Rebuilding Together. Dwayne cherished fellowship and close relationships. He co-founded the “Grumpy Old Men” Prayer Group, loved cooking for the Adult IV Sunday School and other groups, and truly cherished time with close friends and family. He absolutely adored his “grands.” He was preceded in death by paternal father Randolph Roach, mother Avo Nelson Swindle and adopted father J.B. Swindle and step-mother Francis Swindle. He is survived by his loving wife Donna; daughters Tamara (Justin) Trail of Albany Texas; Susan (Gary) Rose of Abilene, TX; granddaughters Kaylynn Rose, Hannah, Robyn and Charli Trail and grandson Landon Rose; sister, Marlene Keaton; sister-in-law, Darlene Conway; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins; and many dear friends. Special thanks to Dr. Raj Cheruku and staff, Dr. John Harvey and Hospice of San Angelo for their outstanding care; and to Dwayne’s “care angels” and hospice nurses, Lara and Stephanie for their loving support. Services will be held on Saturday, January 11th at 10:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church with Pastor Vincent Smith officiating. Graveside services will follow at Lawnhaven Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday, January 10th, 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Johnson’s Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of San Angelo, First Baptist Church, San Angelo, or a charity of your choice. Family and friends may sign an online guestbook at www.johnsons-funeralhome.com