Wallace Kenneth Swanson, Jr., 81, of Carrollton, passed
away on Tuesday, Aug. 20, at his residence. He was born Nov. 26, 1931 in Birmingham, AL., the son of the late Wallace Kenneth
Swanson, Sr. and Rachel Othera Garnett Swanson. He was retired from
Yellow Freight Lines as a dispatcher and had also worked for fourteen
years as a greeter with Walmart.
Mr. Swanson received his Bachelor of
Law degree from Atlanta Law School and was a U.S. Army veteran
having served during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the West
Georgia Shrine Club, where he had served as President. He was also a
member of the Sand Hill Shrine, the Tucker Shrine, the Yaarab Temple
Shrine and the Morning Side Masonic Lodge F&AM. Mr. Swanson was
also an active member of the Grace Lutheran Church.
In addition to his
parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Larry Melton Swanson.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Ashley Swanson of Carrollton; sons
aughters-in-law: Stephen R. Swanson and Jon K. Swanson, both of Deltona,
Florida, Jodie & Linda Ashley of Kalispell, Montana, and Paul &
Tammie Ashley of Bowdon, Georgia; sister, Kay Swanson Timmons of
Franklin, Georgia; grandchildren: Brian & Rachel Swanson of Miami,
Florida, Jennifer & Chris Beckom and Bradley Ashley, all of Bowdon,
and Michael Ashley of Kalispell, Montana; great grandchildren: Ben
Ashley, Kayleigh Harris and Jon Beckom.
Funeral services will be
conducted at 4 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 23, from Martin & Hightower Heritage Chapel with Rev. Michelle Kulhman
officiating. Members of the Shrine will serve as pallbearers and
honorary escort. Interment will follow in West Georgia
Memorial Park with military honors.
The family will receive friends at
the funeral home on today from 6 until 8 p.m.
Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.martin-hightower.com. Martin & Hightower Heritage Chapel of Carrollton has charge of the