Robert “Bob” Roy Swiger, 86, a resident of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, May 7, 2014, in a local health care facility.
He was a member of Cleveland Christian Church, where he was an elder. He was retired from the U.S. Forest Service after 37 years of service. He was a veteran of the United States Navy having served overseas in the Philippines and China.
He was the son of the late Roy Houston Swiger and Maude Roop Swiger.
He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Jane Nipper Swiger, of Cleveland; two children: Richard D. Swiger and wife, Vickie L. Swiger, of Cleveland, and Janet A. Smith and husband, Rick Smith, of Chattanooga; three grandchildren: Chad Swiger of Cleveland, Hilary Smith and Melanie Smith, both of Chattanooga; two great-grandchildren, Lauryn Swiger and Cali Swiger, both of Cleveland; two brothers: Lloyd Swiger of Graham, Texas, and Bill Swiger and wife, Pat Swiger, of Omaha, Neb.; and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 10, 2014, at Sunset Memorial Gardens with minister Reggie Bryant officiating. The service will conclude with Navy military honors.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today, May 9, 2014, at Ralph Buckner Funeral Home.
The family suggests that memorials be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 7625 Hamilton Park Drive Suite 8, Chattanooga TN 37421.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Swiger family guestbook at www.ralphbuckner.com.