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Mr. Larry David ( Red ) Swanson age 74 of Chatsworth passed away Wednesday, November 7, 2018.
Mr. Swanson was a 1964 graduate of Murray County High School, served in the United States Navy, Navy Reserve and the National Guard for 16 years. Served as a Peace Officier with Murray County Sheriffs Office for 18 years and was the first officer to teach the DARE program and a Corrections Officer with the State of Georgia in the Mobile Construction Unit for 10 years. Larry was a member of Dalton American Legion Post 112 where he was the Junior Vice President and Sergent at Arms. Mr. Swanson was a member of the 40/8 and elite group of men and women the that were veterans. He also was a member of The Murray County Veterans Memorial Committee and one of the founding fathers that built the Murray County Veterans Park.
He was preceded in death by his Grandmother Flossie Swanson, mother Thelma Swanson Blackburn. sister, Becky Delarosa, brother and sisters in law C. T. (Wilma) Swanson and Frances Swanson.
Survivors include his loving wife of 51 years, Betty Swanson, Children Kristie Swanson and Kelly Swanson all of Chatsworth. Brother J. E. Swanson of Chatsworth. Grandchildren Diana Young of Blue Ridge, Julia Swanson of Opelika, AL Amy Swanson and Chloe Swanson both of Hixson, TN. Great Grand Daughter Mckinnley Young of Blue Ridge several Nieces, nephews and cousins survive.
Visitation will be Saturday 6 till 9 pm at Shawn Chapman Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers Please make donations to The Murray County Veterans Memorial Fund, 120 East Cherokee Street, Chatsworth, GA 30705.
Services will be held at a later time.
Arrangements made with integrity by Shawn Chapman Funeral Home and Crematory. www.shawnchapmanfh.com