Dale L. Swanger
Loving Husband and Father
WAYNESVILLE — Dale L. Swanger, 48, passed away Sunday, March 9, 2014 at Mission Hospital.
A native of Haywood County, he was the son of Jerald Swanger of Clyde and Mary Jane Valentine Cochrane of Jefferson City, Tennessee. Dale was a licensed HVAC mechanic and enjoyed fishing, hiking, and watching his son play sports.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife of 23 years, Lavone McElroy Swanger; daughter, Kendra Moody, of St. Petersburg, Florida; son, Jarred Swanger, of the home; sister, Danette Seale, of Jefferson City, Tennessee; and brother, David Swanger, of Haw River, North Carolina.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 13, in the Waynesville Chapel of Wells Funeral Home with the Rev. Kevin Valentine officiating. Burial will follow at Crawford/Ray Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to services.