Fred Walter Swope, Sr. • August 6, 2022
Fred Walter Swope, 88, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, August 6, 2022 surrounded by his loving family.
Fred was born on December 25, 1933 in Portage, Pennsylvania where he lived until joining the U S Army at 17. He met his wife Minnie L. Swope when he came home on leave with her brother Coy. They lived happily together until her death in 1998. Fred worked at Armstrong Industries for 35 years after his time in the service until retiring. He was an active member of Bush Street Church in Pensacola, FL. He enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family.
Fred is preceded in death by his parents, Hannah C. Swope and Francis E Swope; his siblings, Edie Lloyd, Delores Fickers, Jenny Bollman, Leroy Swope and Ruth Swope; his wife, Minnie L. Swope; and his daughter, Bonnie S. Anderson.
Surviving family members are his siblings, Yvone Swope and John Swope; children, Fred Swope, Jr., Frances Magana, Jerry Swope, Rose Lynch, Debbie Montgomery and Ruth McCurley; 14 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Pensacola Memorial Gardens Funeral Home on Thursday, August 11, 2022 from 1pm till the service begins at 2pm. His pastor, Pastor Randy Isbell will officiate. Burial will be in Pensacola Memorial Gardens.
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