Obituary of Charles Allen Swinamer
Mr. Charles Allen Swinamer, age 80 of Ellijay, GA passed on Monday, July 1st, 2019 at the Piedmont Hospital in Ellijay.
Mr. Swinamer was born on April 7th, 1939 in Cranston, Rhode Island to his late parents, Lester Allen and Eleanor Emrich Swinamer. He was a 1957 graduate of Cranston High School and attended Oklahoma State University for 2 years. Charles served his country honorably in the United States Coast Guard during the Vietnam War Era, worked as a mechanic for most of his life, and was the former Fire Chief of Port Charlotte, FL. He was a member of the Good Samaritan Catholic Church in Ellijay and was also a member of the Knights of Columbus.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Ann Swinamer of the home in Ellijay, GA; children, Charles A. Swinamer of Ellijay, GA, Joseph E. Swinamer of Jacksonville, FL, and Cheryl Ann Prevatte of Venice, FL; grandchildren, Samantha Swinamer and Austin Swinamer.
Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, July 6th, 2019 from the Good Samaritan Catholic Church of Ellijay with Father Carlos Vargas officiating. Military funeral services will be at 10:00am on Saturday, July 6th before the funeral mass in the Logan Funeral Home Pavilion with rites performed by the North Georgia Honor Guard. Interment will be on Monday, July 8th at 10:00am in the Georgia National Cemetery with the members of the Knights of Columbus serving as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 4:00pm until 8:00pm on Friday, July 5th at the Logan Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Gilmer County FFA c/o Mike Bushey at 408 Bobcat Trail Ellijay, GA 30540 in memory of Mr. Swinamer.
Logan Funeral Home & Chapel in charge of arrangements