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