Cary Swan Jr., 84, affectionately known as “Sonny”, passed away on May 9, 2018, after a lengthy illness.
He was a veteran of the Korean War and received the Purple Heart. He was a 1958 graduate of Howard High School. Cary was a member of the former Alleyne Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. He retired from the Mueller Company after 32 years of service.
Sonny was preceded in death by his father, Cary “Ike” Swan, Sr.; mother, Macy Swan Lester; sisters, Mary N. Drew and Lossie Sims; brother, Jimmy Swan.
Survivors include his devoted wife of 65 years, Bettye Farrol McFarland; son, Cary L. Swan of Chattanooga; daughters, Delores Berry of Park Forest, Il. and Kasandra (Clark) Scates of Suwanee, Ga.; grandchildren, Phillip Berry, Jr., Il., Niquitta (Haikim) Berry-Muhammad, Jason Berry, all of Chicago, Michael (Dannielle) Swan of Chattanooga, Anthony (Martina) Scates of Manhattan, Ks., Aundré (Maecy) Scates of Yokosuka, Japan, and Joshua Swan of Chattanooga; a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Graveside service will be on Thursday at 12:30 p.m. in Chattanooga National Cemetery with Pastor E. Lamar Young as the eulogist.
Arrangements are by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.