Charles Wayne Swisher

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Charles Wayne Swisher

November 16, 1942 - November 07, 2018

Charles Wayne Swisher, 75, Greentown, passed away peacefully at 7:15 p.m. Nov. 7, 2018, at home, with his family by his side. He was born Nov. 16, 1942, the only child of the late Charles Raymond Swisher and Sitye Grace (Cooksey) Swisher. On Sept. 17, 1961, he married his high school sweetheart, Betty (Wise) Swisher. They celebrated 57 years of marriage on Sept. 17, 2018.
Charlie graduated in 1961 from Eastern High School. He retired from Chrysler Corp. as a pipefitter with 37 1/2 years of service.
He was a 50-year member of Greentown Masonic Lodge 341 and was worshipful master in 1974. In two months he would have been a 50-year member of Greentown Chapter 195, Order of the Eastern Star. He served as worthy patron in 1976-1977. He also served as Rainbow pop for Greentown Assembly 125 International Order of Rainbow for Girls and received the Grand Cross of Color. In 2015 he received the honor of Grand Representative of Maine in Indiana, with Greta Bickford as his counterpart. He was first male in the Order of the Eastern Star to be appointed Grand Representative in Indiana. He was a lifetime member of the Greentown Historical Society, commissioned a Kentucky Colonel in 2015, and was an honorary member of Russiaville Masonic Lodge 82.
Charlie loved spending time with his family, especially the time with his grandchildren and the fun they bring to our family. He was a good cook. He enjoyed playing euchre with his friends, "Deputy Dawg," playing golf with the guys on Monday and Thursday at Tipton, and also oil and watercolor painting. He learned a lot of painting techniques from Juanita Petty. He loved to travel, visited all 50 states and four countries.
Charlie attended First Landmark Baptist Church, Kokomo.
Charlie was on the committee to help organize Little League in Greentown, where he coached his sons and enjoyed all the boys he coached. He was the first coach to choose girls for his team, Beth Dean and Teresa (Marine) Pearson.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by sons, Timothy Wayne (Camille) and Scott Allen (Becky); five grandchildren, Dakota Allen (Bridgette Roberts), William Wayne, Ty Adley, Abigail Grace (Caleb) Nelson, Jesse Owen; two stepgrandchildren, Jessica and Clayton; great-granddaughter, Madeline; brothers-in-law, Homer and Leon Wise; sisters-in-law, Sandy, Helen and Sue Wise; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers-in-law, Dewey Jr., Hugh, Johnny Austin, and Bob Wise; sister-in-law, Dixie Wise.
Visitation for family and friends will be 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Hasler & Stout Funeral Home, 112 E. Main St., Greentown. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, with the Rev. Robert Morphew and the Rev. Jerry Brooks officiating, also at the funeral home. Burial will follow the service at Greenlawn Cemetery, Greentown, Indiana.
Eastern Star services will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, followed by a Masonic service.
In lieu of flowers a donation to First Landmark Baptist Church would be appreciated. God's blessings to each of you.
The family thanks Great Lakes Hospice Care, Amanda Harp, and Michelle Ray, for their special care. Dr. Salter's staff, we thank you for all the care and work you do for your cancer patients.
Published on November 8, 2018
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Luann Isom
Nov 11, 2018
Betty, I am so sorry to hear of Charlie's death. I remember the first time I met you and Charlie at our get acquainted banquet. He was such a gentleman and easy to talk to. I was so happy for him when he was the first man to serve as Grand Representative. May God keep you close in his arms during this most trying time. Sincerely, Luann.
Janice Slack
Nov 11, 2018
He will be missed hugs. love and hugs in your healing .
Markie Edwards
Nov 09, 2018
We are so sorry and send our sincere sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Betty and all of your family
Shirley Moore, PGM
Nov 09, 2018
I lift you up in prayer to our Lord and Saviour.
I hold you close in my heart.
Art and Edna Baker
Nov 09, 2018
Betty, we will miss Charlie. We have so many wonderful memories traveling with you and Charlie during out Grand Star Point Year. You are always in our prayers.
Janine Hamock
Nov 09, 2018
We were saddened to hear about your loss. I really thought a lot of Charlie. The family is in our thoughts and prayers. Janine and Ed Hamock
Barbara Pefley
Nov 09, 2018
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. It is so very hard to give them up but the good Lord has His plan and we know Charlie is in a better place. Love and Hugs
Vince Powell
Nov 09, 2018
Rest in peace coach I have a lot of great memories of you!!!
Selma (Wise) Fisher
Nov 08, 2018
I have fond memories of Charles and Betty
Selma(wise) Fisher
Nov 08, 2018
I have fond memories of Charles and Bettty they loved the family
Stephanie M Wise and Jason
Nov 08, 2018
We are so sorry for your loss we are praying for you all. Love you Aunt Betty