Roger Lane Swain • February 28, 2021

On Sunday, February 28, 2021, Roger Lane Swain, loving husband and father of two children tragically passed away at the age of 74. Roger was born on May 27, 1946 in Michigan City, Indiana to Patricia and Kenneth Swain. Roger enlisted in the United States Navy on June 16, 1964 at the age of 18. On September 10, 1966, he married his soul mate, high school sweetheart and love of his life, Delores Kay Benner. They raised two daughters, Stephanie and Veronica. After several tours overseas, Roger retired from the Navy as a Senior Chief in Pensacola, Florida after 23 years of service and started his second career in sales rapidly advancing to Senior Vice President of International Sales in the aviation industry.

Roger was a family man, pet lover, athlete, adventurer, leader, patriot, and businessman. He enjoyed scuba diving, driving cars and motorcycles, basketball, martial arts, body building, and running. He traveled the globe many times over for work and with family logging well over a million miles in the air. After retiring from his second career he continued his adventures taking cruises, visiting national and state parks collecting stamps from all four corners of the United States for his National Park Passport, and was a member of the Iron Butt Association dedicated to safe, long-distance motor cycle riding. He was full of life, handsome, strong, loyal, honest, trustworthy, supportive, reliable, protective, dedicated, and hard-working. He was also fun, witty, intelligent, and helpful. Roger loved life and was a true superhero.

Roger Swain made this world a better place and his loss is immeasurable. Roger is preceded in death by his father Kenneth Swain, mother Patricia Crofoot, and wife Delores Swain. He is survived by his two daughters, Stephanie Harris and Veronica Swain Simpson, sons-in-law Nick Harris and Richard Simpson, and four grandchildren Zachary Harris, Stephen Harris, Daniel Kings, and Adam Kings.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 13, 2021 at Pensacola Memorial Gardens, 7433 Pine Forest Road. Viewing will be from 10AM to 11AM followed by a graveside service.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that you consider making a contribution to the National Motorcycle Safety Fund.

  1. Laurie Robishaw says:

    Stephanie and Veronica, our fathers were close friends for over 50 years. I have very fond memories of our families spending a lot of time together in Spain. Your father always brought so much happiness and laughter to a room. He will be deeply missed. Our deepest condolences to your family. Such a tragic loss, our heart aches for all of you. With much love, Laurie “Edwards” Robishaw, Chris Robishaw & Luca Robishaw

  2. ConCon says:

    Stephanie and Family
    I am so for your loss. I pray you have strength and comfort today and for the days to come.

  3. Terry Wallace says:

    Stephanie and Veronica you do not know me, but you know of me. I am Ben’s widow, Terry Wallace. I had no idea and am shocked and dismayed at the moment. I loved your mom and dad more than you can imagine. Roger stayed in touch with me after Ben passed in December and helped me some with my grief. He was incredible and loving. But you know all of that he was. You are welcome to reach out via email or fb pm. There really is no reason for you to, but for me. Thank you and God bless you all!

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