SIKESTON - George Earl Swogger, 55, died Dec. 29, 2007, at the emergency room of Missouri Delta Medical Center.
Born April 7, 1952, in Beaver, Pa., to Beatrice Frances Kuhl Swogger of New Port Richey, Fla. and the late Willard Donald "Don" Swogger, he had worked as the senior industrial engineer for Alco in Bettendorf, lowa, before moving to Sikeston in August 1980. He had been the chief industrial engineer, the administrative manager and presently was energy manager at Noranda Aluminum.
He served as deacon and elder at Hunter Memorial First Presbyterian Church and was a board member of S.B.M.U. and Community Sheltered Workshop. He had organized the "Old Man" basketball games for the past 25 years, coached church league basketball and was an avid Bulldog fan and supporter.
He had been an honorary godfather and grandparent to countless children and youth and actively shared his love, time and resources with his church, school, community and especially his family and friends.
On Aug. 19, 1972, in Aliquippa, Pa., he married Janice L. Rosati, who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: two daughters, Marcy Swogger and her fiance Stephen T. Duncan of Nashville, Tenn., and Trina and her husband, Ralph Waldhalm, of Bradenton, Fla.; one sister, Charlene Snyder of Hunstville, Ala.; and two granddaughters, Elizabeth Rose Waldhalm and Vivian Katherine Waldhalm of Bradenton.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel. Services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Hunter Memorial First Presbyterian Church. The Rev. John Goodwin, pastor of Hunter Memorial First Presbyterian Church, and the Rev. Mary McCord, pastor of the First Christian Church, will officiate.
Pallbearers will be: Ed Cowan, Joe Carraway, Richard Howard, Fred Turner, Doyle Noe and Brandon Rosati.
Honorary pallbearers will be: Steve McPheeters, Ken Rubenaker, David Pfefferkorn, Mark Crader and Richard Montgomery.
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The family requests donations be made to:
Hunter Memorial First Presbyterian Church Youth Fund 723 Allen Blvd. Sikeston, MO 63801