Allen Garfield Swanner, Sr.

Published 7:30 pm Friday, March 9, 2018

Mr. Allen Garfield Swanner, Sr., age 54, a resident of Washington, passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2018.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 11, 2018, at Oakdale Cemetery in Washington and will be officiated by Mark Swanner. Pallbearers will be Virgil Toler, Jack Swanner, Jr., Bobby Oakey, Gerald Whitehurst, Kenneth “Scooby” Keech, and Jule Mackenzie.

Allen was born in Pitt County on July 21, 1963, to Asa Garfield Swanner, Jr. and Linda Faye Haddock Swanner. He worked as a chef at Blackbeard’s for over 20 years. Allen enjoyed golfing, fishing and cooking.

Survivors include a son, Allen Garfield Swanner, Jr., of Greenville; three grandchildren, Talen, Taylor and Grayson; his parents, A.G. Swanner, Jr., Linda Swanner; three sisters, Tammy Swanner Moore and husband Jason, Renee Swanner Toler and husband Rudy, Heather Swanner; two nieces, Arin, Riley; and his aunt, Betty Kite.

He is preceded in death by his daughter, Roxanne Swanner, on May 6, 2013.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Saturday, March 10, 2018, at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington.

Flowers are appreciated or memorial contributions may be made to the Betsy Bailey Nelson Animal Shelter, 3931 U.S. Highway 264 East, Washington, NC 27889.

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Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Swanner family.