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Charles F. Swayze

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Mr. Charles F. Swayze from Nashville, departed this life at Washington County Hospital in Nashville, on Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 1:22 A.M. He had attained the age of 85 years, 10 months and 22 days.

Mr. Swayze was born on November 23, 1929 at Bridgeport, the son of Lowell and Margaret (Schott) Swayze. He was united in marriage to Donna Haake on July 29, 1980 at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Nashville, and she survives his passing.

Charles was a member of the United States Air Force. He worked as a line foreman for Ameren Illinois Power for many years until his retirement and was a member of the St. Paul United Church of Christ in Nashville, Washington Lodge #55 A.F. & A.M. and Ainad Temple. Charles enjoyed hunting, fishing, farming, going to local sporting events and loved spending time with his grandchildren.

Left to mourn his passing is his wife Donna Swayze of Nashville; three children, Charles “Jim” Swayze and wife Renna of Murphysboro, Shelia Frieman and husband Bryan of Ashley, and Shawn Cook and wife Cheryl of DuBois; eight grandchildren, Dana (Mike) Garsky, Jeanna (Rodney) Wheeler, Jeffery Swayze, Kailie (Andy) Reel, Coty (Brooke Kehn) Frieman, Taylor, Olivia and Carson Cook; nine great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Billy Lee Swayze; three brothers, Gene, Bill, and Robert Swayze and his father and mother-in-law, Walter and Gladys Haake.

Funeral services were held at the Campagna Funeral Home in Nashville, on Monday, October 19, 2015 with Pastor Beverly Kahle officiating and with interment to follow in the Masonic Cemetery in Nashville.

Military graveside rites were accorded by the American Legion Post 110.

A Masonic service by Washington Lodge #55 A.F. & A.M. was held at the funeral home on Sunday evening.

Should friends desire, memorials may be made to the St. Paul United Church of Christ Memorial Fund or to a charity of the donor’s choice and will be accepted at the Campagna Funeral home.

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