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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.
We are so sorry to hear about Bob! He was a special part of our lives! Praying for you all!
Bob was a fine man, a friend to all......and will be missed....RIP.
So sorry to hear about Bob. He always seemed to enjoy life in general.
We always enjoyed visiting with Bob at the car wash. Always positive. Sorry for your loss.
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 !!!!
So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Bob was a great man.
Bob always greeted me with a smile. I appreciated his stories of growing up with my dad. I'll miss him.
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.
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
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
Bob will be missed by many ,he was such a great guy ... R.I.P.
He will be miss. RIP
So sorry to hear about your dad passing. Thinking of you and your family in the days ahead .
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
So sorry for your loss Bob was a good man and will be missed for sure. Prayers for the family
Rip Now you can rest with your love of your life Donna
Such a fine man, he will be missed !
Thinking of you both Jill and Julie!! Animal was like a second Dad to me! Thanks for the memories! Love you guys!!
I will miss his smile at the carwash!
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.
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.
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.
So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Great guy with quite a sense of humor. RIP.
Bob was one of the good guys!!!! I am going to miss his smile and the stories we shared.
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
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.