Robert Earls Swanson

March 7, 1931 - November 20, 2007
Robert Earls Swanson


Robert “Bob” Earls Swanson, 76, of Wilmington, NC formerly of Bay City, Michigan passed away Tuesday, November 20, 2007 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice LifeCareCenter.
Bob was preceded in death by his sister Sally Kennedy and his brother William “Bill” Swanson and his wife Sally, all of Bay City, Michigan.
He is survived by his wife Patricia Carol Bond, of Wilmington, NC, sons and daughters Mary Elizabeth Swanson Black and her husband Michael Black, Robert Bruce Swanson, Jeffrey Stuart Swanson and Natalie Swanson Gonzales; brother James “Jim” Swanson and his wife June of Bay City, MI., six grandchildren, three great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, sister in law Nancy Jane Bond and her husband Dennis Charles Bernstein, brother in law Karl Nevin Bond and his wife Janice; and his loving canine companion Ruby Jane. Bob was a longtime resident of Bay City, MI where he retired in 1991 as a Court Officer for the County. He spent many hours enjoying his favorite pastime golf where he made many longtime friends. Bob especially enjoyed sharing his knowledge of the game with sons and nephews.

Celebration of Life will be 1:00 PM, Saturday, December 8, 2007 at Pine Valley United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to The Shade and Fresh Water Project, (Brazilian Mission) c/o PUMC, 3788 Shipyard Blvd, Wilmington, NC 28403

Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, 1535 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • November 23, 2007
    Doug Luczak says:
    Dear Pat and the entire Swanson family; As I opened the paper today I was so saddened to be informed of the loss of Bob. We always looked foreward to Bob being in Bay City and making a point to stop in and see how we were doing. As you know he worked with my Mom (Thelma for years and they had a great time). Our thoughts are with you. Doug Luczak

  • November 23, 2007
    GeorgeStevenson says:
    Patricia and family, Bob worked with me at T.L.Handy High School a few years ago...I have been kept up to speed on Bob from his brother Jim and dear wife June. Bob's Great sense of humor and his super personality will always be remembered fondly!! The students had a great deal of respect for Bob as did the whole staff! We had a school golf league and he always got a comment from the other players when he would only carry a few clubs over his shoulder and then proceed to kick our butts!! You are in our prayers....George and Patsy Stevenson

  • November 25, 2007
    Peter Kennedy says:
    Aunt Pat, Bruce,Jeff,Mary I am so sorry for your lost. I have so many great memories growing up with Uncle Bob, Learning to play golf all the jokes.Julie and I and the girls send all our love to all you guys. I only get a when I call My brother Harvey or say Hello dar to him. Love you all. Peter