Swaney, Roy Allen

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Roy Allen Swaney, 79, died on Monday, Dec. 5, 2011.

He was a lifelong resident of Rossville and was a member of James Street Church of God. Roy served his country in the U.S. Army and retired as the owner/operator of Swaney Paint and Body after more than 40 years.

Roy was preceded in death by his parents, David and Hazel Dempsey Swaney; brothers, David Swaney, Dennis Swaney, Darrell Swaney, Kenneth Swaney and Bobby Swaney; sister, Darlene Crowe; and grandson, Hunter Boutwell.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Bettye Wooten Swaney; children, Earl Wilson, of Ider, Kim Wilson, of Ooltewah, Tonya (Jeff) Boutwell, of Harrison, Dennis (Kristen) Swaney, of Hixson, and Derrick Swaney, of Rossville; brothers, Eddie (Margaret) Swaney, of Butler, Ga., and Lamar Swaney, of Rossville; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, December 9, in the funeral home chapel with Reverend Lawrence Bradford officiating. Interment will follow at Chattanooga National Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5-9 p.m. on Wednesday, all day on Thursday, and prior to the service on Friday.

Arrangements are by W.L. Wilson and Sons Funeral Home, Fort Oglethorpe.


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