Mr. Gerald Wayne Swann age 72 of Winnsboro passed away August 17, 2018. Gerald was born May 14th, 1946 in Wood County to the late Gerald Anderson Swann and Alma Marie Swann. He graduated Winnsboro High School in 1963. He was drafted into the Army following high school. Gerald attended East Texas State College of Commerce, Texas. Graduating in 1970 with Bachelors degree in Science. Gerald was Refinery & plant manager of Gulf States Oil Refinery of Quitman,Texas for over 9 years. After closing the refinery he owned a real estate office in Winnsboro for 6 years. Gerald then worked for Kelly Tire Plant until his retirement in 2007. He has been blessed to enjoy 10 wonderful years of retirement.
He is preceded in death by his son William Christopher O’Brien, his parents, his sister Doris Woodard, brothers Tommy Swann, Billy Swann & David Swann.
He is survived by his wife Julie Pearson Swann of Winnsboro, daughters Colleen Cobb & husband Dan of Highland Village, Jeannie Weaver & husband David of Tyler and Teri Deer & husband Mike of Quitman,Texas. Grandchildren Helen Sperling, David Thatcher Cobb, David Ridge Weaver, Skylar Hope Deer & Heather Grace Deer. Siblings Terry Swann, Judy Holt, Harry Swann, Ronny Swann, Bruce Swann, Donna Lupton, Beth Takacs, Sharon Allen, Brad Swann & best friend Nick Winkle. He is survived by many nieces,nephews,cousins and friends.
A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, August 30th from 6 to 8 PM at the Winnsboro City Park Auditorium.