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Robert Swagger

Jan 14th, 1929 - Oct 15th, 2018

Memorial Visitation: 4-6 p.m. Saturday, October 20, 2018, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home


     Robert Lee Swagger, age 89, of Flora, Illinois, passed away Monday, October 15, 2018, at his home.

     Bob was born January 14, 1929, in Jasper County, the son of Arthur S. and Zona (Doty) Swagger.

     Bob always took an interest in cars and was a longtime mechanic.  He owned and operated a gas station for many years.  He worked at Pit Stop Car Wash, formerly Dirt Busters Car Wash, since it opened in 1999 and enjoyed talking with people and helping out with whatever he could. 

     He is survived by a daughter: Pamela L. (Larry) Northrop of Flora; a son: Robert L. Swagger Jr. of South Elgin; two step-daughters: Jill Conard of Louisville, and Julie (Doug) Corridori of Vandalia; 8 grandchildren; a brother: Gene Swagger of Tennessee; a sister: Elinor (John) Hadden of Olney; and several nieces and nephews.

     He was preceded in death by his parents; former wife: Donna (Whitt) Swagger; and his companion: Sharon McConnell.

     A memorial visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Saturday, October 20, 2018, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  Memorial Donations are suggested to the Wounded Warrior Project.


Bill Britton

Jul 14, 1939 - Oct 13, 2019

Ruth Lewis

Apr 12, 1930 - Oct 13, 2019

Elinor Hadden

Jun 20, 1934 - Oct 12, 2019

Vonda Millar

Apr 8, 1923 - Oct 4, 2019




Terry Igert

October 16th

We are so sorry to hear about Bob! He was a special part of our lives! Praying for you all!

Jerry "Butch" Erwin

October 16th

Bob was a fine man, a friend to all......and will be missed....RIP.

Barb Tackitt

October 16th

So sorry to hear about Bob. He always seemed to enjoy life in general.

Bill and Robin Atwood

October 16th

We always enjoyed visiting with Bob at the car wash. Always positive. Sorry for your loss.

John mahon

October 17th

So sorry for your loss!!!! Bob was a great guy i got to work with him at the ole BP station. Only knew him for about the last 20 years but feel like i have knew him much longer !!!!

Wes Young

October 16th

Mery Woods Jr

October 16th

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Bob was a great man.

Doug Mack

October 16th

Bob always greeted me with a smile. I appreciated his stories of growing up with my dad. I'll miss him.

John Bayler

October 16th

It broke my heart when I heard about Bob's passing. Bob always had a smile on his face when he greeted me at the car wash. I always looked forward to seeing him and talking to him. Prayers for his family.

Heather lee

October 16th

I'm at a lost for words he was such a great man. He always treated me awesome when I came 2 the car wash. I always made sure clean any mess I made prayers for the family

Craig Lee

October 16th

To the Family sorry for your loss. Good friend will miss him at the Car Wash and when he was at Imperial Gas station. Use to help him wash wash bays

Rhonda Sullens

October 16th

Bob will be missed by many ,he was such a great guy ... R.I.P.

Matt & Mandy Hargis

October 16th

Tom an Sharon McCraw

October 16th

He will be miss. RIP

Troy and Sandy Thomas

October 16th

So sorry to hear about your dad passing. Thinking of you and your family in the days ahead .

Dave & Sue Pettit

October 16th

We will miss you neighbor. A part of our lives for many years. Kind, gentle and caring. Need more people like Bob in this world

Larry and Donna MILNER

October 16th

So sorry for your loss Bob was a good man and will be missed for sure. Prayers for the family

John Peggy Beckmeier

October 16th

Rip Now you can rest with your love of your life Donna

Sherry Orel

October 17th

Such a fine man, he will be missed !

Welty (Tammy)

October 17th

Thinking of you both Jill and Julie!! Animal was like a second Dad to me! Thanks for the memories! Love you guys!!

Sandy Smith

October 17th

I will miss his smile at the carwash!

Linda Jones

October 17th

So sorry for your loss . He was such a sweet man always so nice at the car wash, enjoyed talking to him . Prayers for family.

Verna Smith

October 17th

I really enjoyed talking with Bob when I went to wash my car. I liked it when he talked about the old days and how times have changed. I'll truly miss him.

John and Judy Lusk

October 17th

We are sorry for your loss. Bob was a great man. We've known him for many years, and he was always the same. Always smiling and friendly. He will be missed by so many, but he won't be forgotten. Bob was the best part of going to the car wash. Rest in Peace, our friend.

Mike Dickey

October 20th

So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Great guy with quite a sense of humor. RIP.

Janice Cook

October 19th

Bob was one of the good guys!!!! I am going to miss his smile and the stories we shared.

David Lewis

October 26th

Hello Pam and Larry and family. We are so sorry to hear about our good friend Bob. Bob knew all of Dad's family personally. Bob was always one of my favorite friends. Bob will always be greatly missed. We will always treasure our fond memories of Bob. God bless you all. With love and prayers, Dave Lewis

Ssndra Grubb Karalow

October 30th

I remember when Bob worked for my sister and brother in law when they owned Amaco/standard gas station. He always had something funny to say. He was a riot. Very nice guy who is going to be missed by a lot of people.



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Jerry and Mary Ellis
Dianna Jacobs
Larry and Judi Fitch
Terry Igert
Jane B. Gilliland
Leeann Washburn Phillips
Wayne Eastin & Diane Johnson
Jerry "Butch" Erwin
Randy & Lisa Hargis
Lowell & Brenda K Showalters
Scott Garrett
Bill and Robin Atwood
Larry Frost
Andy Frost and family
Rick and Tina Klanke
Dana & Barbara Milligan
Joe and Sue Martin
Doug & Debbie (Showalters) Slover
Billye Young
Norman Phillips
Les & Stacy Higgason
Dale and Sandi Castleberry
Larry & Melissa Milner
Joyce Watson
vickie hill
Meryl Woods Jr
Heather lee-ross
Larry and Judy Griffith
Julie Giddens
Troy and Sandy Thomas
Carolyn Like
Troy&Kim Welty and family
Bruce & Robbin Dickey
Artdean,Angelia Warren&family
John and Deana Devore
Ruth Stanford
Dave & Sue Pettit
Nancy Martin
Troy Klanke
Larry &Donna Milner
John Peggy Beckmeier
Joe and Jane Gilliland
Sherry Orel
Sherry Orel
Vince and Linda Van Dyke
Dennis and Shirley conard
Mike & Marcia Genthe
DJ Baker
Walt and Doloris Brewer
Kaydee, Evan and Andee Grace
Tammy (Welty) Umbarger
Mary Ann Brown
Bill & Kay Kitley
Margie Bogle
Bud and Linda Martin
Garold Hosselton
Debbie King Casell
John and Judy Lusk
Micheal W. & Kristal G. Engelmeier
John & Alycia mahon
Ron and Mary Anne Ayers
Steve & Carol Oestreich
Linda Lewis and Family
Janice Cook
Jean Guerrettaz
Mike Dickey
Lester Tackitt
Tom, Yvonne & Dericka Winters
David Lewis
Sandy and Ronda Grubb
Patti Tackitt ORyan


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