Lawrence E. (Larry) Swaton, 90, of New Smyrna Beach, FL Born June 3,1927 in Belmont County, Ohio, to Frank E. Swaton and Mable F. (Persons) Swaton died on October 15, 2017.
Larry grew up in Belmont County, attended school in an eight room schoolhouse and High school at Holloway High in Holloway Ohio.
He served his country as a member of the US Marine Corps during World War II and Korea and graduated from Muskingum College in 1952. He also received an MBA from Rollins College.
Lawrence worked in the Aerospace and Health Care Industries as well as a consultant in several areas. He also published a book (Total Customer Service for Profitability). He was an active member of the Presbyterian Church as a Deacon and Elder in Central Florida.
Larry was predeceased by a sister, Elaine; wives, Dolores Brodeen and Eunice Padgett; and a daughter, Christine Lee. He leaves his wife, Nancy Frame of 17 years; daughter, Constance Lynn; son, Larry Jr.; step-daughters, Patsy, Linda; Julie and Jody; twelve – grandchildren; eleven- great grandchildren; and one- great great grandchild.
His wish is that you celebrate his life, not mourn his death. Memorial contributions may be made to: Halifax Health Hospice, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, FL, 32129 or First Presbyterian Church of New Smyrna Beach, 509 Magnolia Street, New Smyrna Beach, FL, 32168.
GG Pop will be missed dearly. I have so many fond memories of Family time & all those discussions I had with him. I learned a lot from Grandpa! He had this ability to make you want to be a better person. I strive to do that each and every day. He was a wonderful Great Grandfather (GG POP) to my kids & Grandpa to me. I will miss his wisdom & generous smile. He definitely had a heart of gold. He lived a wonderful Life that we all dream of.
I know you have entered the pearly gates of heaven. Love you GG Pop! ♥️♥️
Loureena DeLoachBrooklet, GA
We thought of you with love today,
But that is nothing new.
We thought about you yesterday
And days before that, too.
We think of you in silence.
We often speak your name.
Now all we have is memories
And your picture in a frame.
Your memory is our keepsake
With which we'll never part.
God has you in his keeping.
We have you in our heart.
Gerry, Patsy and Family
Patricia DevorAltamonte Springs, FL
We are so sorry that we didn't have a chance to spend some quality time with both of you last spring...now it is too late. Our prayers go with you, Nancy. We enjoyed you both.
Jim & Marcia RichlingPort St. Lucie, FL
Mr swaton You were a very loving man. Your daughter Christy inherited that from you. When she died it tore my world apart but God in His grace has seen me through. You are now with that beautiful soul that blessed me for over 20 years. All I can say is give her a hug for me and tell I hope to see her and you very very7 soon Oh and say hello to Lorrie Feeny and Eunice
Willard OnellionRockwall, TX
There will never be any words to express what you mean to me and how much I love, and will you miss you. You are always a man of your word no matter what. You love ALL of your family dearly and they know it! I hope I am blessed with at least a small part of your strength, kindness and integrity. You were both a scientist and a man of God with no fear of dying because you knew where you would be after your passing. I am so very blessed to have been given the opportunity to hold your hand and tell you I love you one more time before you left the bonds of this earth. Look after me Daddy, I will always need you. XoXo
Connie ArostEustis, FL
joan and d, FL
Larry was a very remarkable person and an extremely supportive family man. His wisdom and patience over the past 40+ years of my life will always be with me. May you rest in peace and may God cradle you in his hands.
Linda (and Noel) SmithCasselberry, FL
Nancy, Julie, Jody and members of Larry's large circle of loving family and friends:
Without a doubt, Larry was one of the most genuinely kind souls I have had the privilege to know. He was always first to inquire how you were, ask about your life and family and offer heartfelt suggestions. His love and concern for Nancy was always a priority and we all welcomed him into the Frame fold with open arms. Such a gentleman. He lived a wonderful life and no doubt has touched more people than we can imagine. We have lost an incredible human being and God has gained a noble Marine. SEMPER FIDELIS!
Mary DeweyHershey, PA
I love you dad with all my heart. Your strength and love eminates even today. How blessed am I to have had such a wonderful father for such a long time. Many people don't get the time we had. If I could be a fraction of the man you we're! I will miss calling and talking to my best friend but you will be in my heart always. Lots to celebrate about the awesome life you led! Yes, whether you like it or not, till we meet again dad ;-)
Larry Swaton JrFlorence, AZ
Hey dad, now that you have passed into a world of no pain and only LOVE, I guess I'll have to be the one to get your son "straightened out". You would always joke about that when we spoke. I know it was only a joke as you have raised your son into the most wonderful man a woman could want. Knowing you and the humble, gentle, funny soul you were, I'm sure that is where your son got his traits (well, except for the funny part). I love you so much and hope my father isn't up there talking your ear off about his little Suzie. Before you ever hung up, after we spoke on the phone, you'd tell me "don't do anything I wouldn't do". Well, if I only DO what you did in life I will have left a great legacy just as you have. I love you so much!
Sue SwatonFlorence, AZ
We will miss your laugh and wonderful sense of humor. James and Elissa will always remember their Grandpa Larry. What wonderful memories we have of you. A true gentleman, who alway put others needs first. I'm so glad you found my mom and that you made it to your 17th wedding anniversary, just like you said you would. We are so blessed to have had you in our lives. Be good up there...try it and you'll like it! We love you! Jody, Mike, James and Elissa
Jody HillTrinity, FL