Funeral services for Robert Rother Swanner, 91, of Greenville will be at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at Greenville Bible Church. He died Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Mississippi Care Center. Burial will be in Greenville Cemetery under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Greenville.
Mr. Swanner was a native of Pawhuska, OK moving to Leland at an early age where he graduated from Leland High School. He then attended Mississippi State University before enlisting in the U. S. Army Air Corp in 1943. He served during World War II and was a flight engineer on a B-32 bomber. After his discharge he returned to Leland where he was employed with Virden Lumber Company. In 1963 he became associated with Burdine and Ross Construction Company retiring as manager in 1980. He had been a resident of Greenville since 1964 and was a member of Greenville Bible Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife Margaret Ross Swanner in 2013, a son, Bill Swanner and a daughter, Sara Swanner Nicholson.
He is survived by a son, Robert “Bob” C. Swanner of Greenville; brother, Walter Swanner of Sand Hill, MS; 5 grandchildren, Ross Swanner, James Swanner, Craig Swanner and Margaret Elizabeth Nicholson; and by 5 great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to services at the church. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Greenville Bible Church, P. O. Box 4991, Greenville, MS 38704-4991.