Townson-Rose Funeral Home

Obituary for Robert "Bob" Frank Swanson


01/02/1947 - 09/13/2018


Robert "Bob" Frank Swanson, age 71 of Murphy, NC passed away Thursday, September 13, 2018 at Erlanger Hospital.

Bob was a native and lifelong resident of Cherokee County and the son of the late Frank Miles and Rinda Swanson. He was a US Army veteran; he served during Vietnam. Bob served two years active and 13 years Army Reserve. He retired from Cherokee County School as a bus driver and custodian. Bob also worked at District Memorial Hospital and Murphy Medical Center. He was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one sister, Nora Collins.

He is survived by one daughter, Deborah Wall; two grandchildren, Linda Shields and husband Elijah and Adrian Shaw; one sister, Gladys Hughes; and one brother-in-law, Clyde Collins.

Graveside service will be held at 2 pm, Sunday, September 16, 2018 at Tomotla Community Cemetery. Eulogy will be given by Elijah Shields and closing prayer by Derek Raxter.

Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.


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