Raymond Swanner Jr.

By  | December 30, 2020 | Filed under: McConnell Funeral Home, Obituaries

Raymond Swanner Jr., 87, of Athens, Alabama, passed away Monday, December 28, 2020, at Westminister Memory Care Facility in Decatur, Alabama.
Family-only visitation will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, December 30, 2020, at McConnell Funeral Home.
There will be a public graveside service to follow at 2 p.m. at Roselawn Cemetery with McConnell Funeral Home directing. Due to COVID-19, masks will be required.
Ray is preceded in death by his parents, Raymond Swanner Sr. and Gladys Dean Swanner; wife, Jeannette; and sister, Faye Craig.
He is survived by his brothers, Don Swanner (Mickey) and Billy Wayne Swanner; sister, Paulette Dean (Jimmy); and numerous nieces and nephews.
Ray was a member of West Highland Baptist Church of Athens. He was a sergeant with the Athens City Police Department for 24 years, and he also served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army. Ray was a musician and a singer, and he enjoyed riding his Harley. He was a kind and humble man who was loved by many. Ray and his wife Jeannette loved and treated their nieces and nephews as their own.
He received loving care by Country Living Assisted Living in Vinemont and Westminister Memory Care Facility in Decatur.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests you consider contributions to Hospice of the Valley or your favorite charity.

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