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December 13, 2013

Roosevelt Swygert Jr.

March 12, 1937 - Dec. 7, 2013

Roosevelt “BO” Swygert Jr., 76, Kokomo, passed away Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013. Roosevelt “BO” Swygert Jr. was born on March 12, 1937, the son of Roosevelt Swygert Sr. and Fannie L. McGee Swygert in Pickens, Ark.

He was retired from Chrysler LLC after 30 years of service as a machine operator. He was a member of Mount Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church, where he served as a greeter, UAW Local 1166 and the Keystone Lodge 40.

His parents preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife, T. Jean Swygert; two daughters, Norris O’Bannon (Robert), Eureka Swygert; two sons, Raymond Shelley, Maurice Shelley (Teresa); two stepdaughters, Kim Smoot (Phillip) and Mary Ann Green; two stepsons, Gideon T. Green (Leigh) and DeCarlos L. Green; sisters, Isabella Holmes of Saginaw, Mich., Margaret R. Smith; brother, Alexander Swygert; 20 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church. Pastor Lonnie E. Anderson will be the officiant and eulogist. Friends may call from 9 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in Crown Point Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to Bluitt & Son Funeral Home. Online condolences can be left at www.williamsandbluitt.com.

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