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Rev. Johnny Henry Swanger, Jr.

May 9, 1950 August 27, 2018
Rev. Johnny Henry Swanger, Jr.
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Obituary for Rev. Johnny Henry Swanger, Jr.

Waynesville, Reverend Johnny Henry Swanger, Jr., age 68, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, August 27, 2018.

A native of Haywood County he was the son of the late John H. and Geneva Palmer Swanger. Johnny was a man amongst men. He was a skilled worker, a loving father, a faithful husband, and a true friend and mentor to many. Johnny was a devoted preacher and pastor to many people across Western North Carolina, in particular, he served as pastor at Balsam Baptist for over 22 years. He was kind hearted, meek, but strong. Johnny never met a stranger, and never failed to show Christ to the world around him.

Johnny is survived by his wife of 49 years, Brenda Swanger; daughter, Kim Postell, and her husband, Phillip, of Tuckasegee; son, Reverend John Swanger, III, and his wife, Michelle, of Waynesville; sister, Darlene Chandler, and her husband, Tommy, of Waynesville; four grandchildren, Alex, Hayden, Jacob, and his wife, Caylie and Hattie; one great-grandchild, Gatlyn; and several loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 30, 2018 at Calvary Road Baptist Church with Reverend John H. Swanger, III and Reverend Greg Cullen officiating. Burial will follow at Balsam Missionary Baptist Church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at Wells Funeral Home of Waynesville.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Western North Carolina Chapter, 5950 Fairview Road, Suite 250, Charlotte, NC 28210.

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5:00 PM 8/29/2018 5:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 8/29/2018 8:00:00 PM
Wells Funeral Home - Waynesville

296 North Main Street
Waynesville, NC 28786

Wells Funeral Home - Waynesville
296 North Main Street Waynesville 28786 NC
United States





3:00 PM 8/30/2018 3:00:00 PM
Calvary Road Baptist Church

2701 Soco Road
Maggie Valley, NC 28751

Calvary Road Baptist Church
2701 Soco Road Maggie Valley 28751 NC
United States

Cemetery Details


Balsam Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery Final Resting Place

105 Heavenly Road
Balsam, NC 28779

105 Heavenly Road Balsam 28779 NC
United States

Memorial Contribution

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (NC)

4530 Park Road, Suite 240
Charlotte, NC 28209

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