St. PETERSBURG, Fla. - John Swiger (Swager), 89, of 83rd Ave. North, formerly of Negley, died early Sunday morning at Shore Acres Health Care Center, where he had been a patient.
Mr. Swiger was born Oct. 24, 1923 in Smithfield, W.Va., a son of the late Martin and Maude Snyder Swiger, and had resided in Negley for a number of years, prior to moving to Florida seven years ago. He had owned and operated his own automotive repair business for several years in Negley, prior to his retirement.
His first wife, the former Eva Kidder, whom he married Aug. 21, 1943, preceded him in death in 1981. His second wife, Eleanor Fleeson Matthews, whom he married March 4, 1986, preceded him in death on Feb. 7, 2009.
Mr. Swiger is survived by three daughters, Dora Wilson of Rogers, Penny Landrum of Paris, Tenn., and Betty Cochran, with whom he resided; five stepchildren; seven grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and five great great grandchildren.
The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Oliver-Linsley Funeral Home, East Palestine, with a grandson, Donald Grim, officiating. Burial will follow in Crest Haven Memorial Gardens, New Waterford. The family will receive friends for two hours prior to the time of service.