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David "Bud" L. Swanger

April 27, 1937 ~ July 18, 2020 (age 83)


David L. (Bud) Swanger, 83, passed away July 18, 2020 at Novant Health of Huntersville, North Carolina. 

Bud grew up in Hazelwood, his parents were the late Frank and Myra Dillard Swanger.  Along with his parents he was preceded in death by nine brothers and sisters along with father and mother-in-law, Hugh and Edna G. Underwood.

Bud was a U.S.A.F. veteran and was stationed at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi.  After completing his military service, Bud was employed at Douglas Aircraft in Charlotte. Later he was employed by I.B.M. where his career took him to Huntsville, Alabama, Owega, New York, and finally back to Charlotte where he retired after 38 years of work.  Bud’s favorite hobby was working in the vegetable and flower garden and thinking of a better way to grow bigger and better tomatoes than his sons.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years Gladys Underwood Swanger; sons, David L. Swanger, Jr. and wife, Debbie; Daniel H. Swanger and wife, Rebecca; grandchildren, Rebecca, Monica, and Amanda; one great-grandchild, Zoey; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 23, 2020 in the Waynesville chapel of Wells Funeral Home with Reverend John Swanger, III officiating.  Burial will follow at Ratcliff Cove Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 10:00 until 11:00 a.m. prior to the service.

The care of Mr. Swanger has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Homes 

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July 23, 2020

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Wells Funeral Home - Waynesville
296 North Main Street
Waynesville, NC 28786

Funeral Service
July 23, 2020

11:00 AM
Waynesville Chapel of Wells Funeral Home
296 N. Main Street
Waynesville, NC 28786

Video is available for this event

Burial following the service
July 23, 2020

Ratcliff Cove Cemetery

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