George E. Swanson

September 9, 1934 - February 5, 2016
George E. Swanson

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George E. Swanson, age 81, of Williamsburg, passed away on Friday, February 5, 2016. He was born on September 19, 1934 in Havaford, PA. He proudly served in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years in Alaska, Thailand, Philippines, and several Air Force Bases in the U.S. Upon his retirement he worked for Montgomery Wards and later opened his own business, Lamp Services of Tidewater, for 12 years. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was president of the Williamsburg Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation from 2001-2011. He was a member of the James River Rod and Gun Club for many years. He loved to cook and was Club Steward for several years.

He was preceded in death by his three children, Sherrill A. Swanson, Perry L. Swanson, and Dean A. Swanson, all of Mt. Holly, NJ. George is affectionately remembered by his wife, Elaine, who is grateful for their 25 years of marriage. He is also survived by a grandson, Ryan and his fiancée Michelle and their three children of Lumberton, NJ and also a grandson Evan and his fiancée Elise of Mt. Holly, NJ.

A Memorial Service to celebrate George’s life will be held at Williamsburg United Methodist Church, 500 Jamestown Rd., Williamsburg on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 11:00am. Inurnment will be held at a later date at Bayside Cemetery, Laconia, NH. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Hospice House of Williamsburg, 4445 Powhatan Pkwy, Williamsburg, VA 23188 or to Williamsburg United Methodist Church. Please view and sign the family’s guest book online at:


Saturday, February 13, 2016
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

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500 Jamestown Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188

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  • February 10, 2016
    Phil Chasse says:
    I will always remember Friday nights at the club. May the lord be with you.

  • February 10, 2016
    Howard Thomas says:
    You will be missed by everyone at JRR&GC. You prepared wonderful meals for us for many years. I will always remember the turkey shoots and the Friday night pot lucks. May you rest in peace. Say hello to all the James River guys on the other side.

  • February 10, 2016
    Ron Christopher says:
    George was a man for all seasons, a friend and most proudly a veteran. Our Friday nights at the club were epic and will forever remain a treasured memory. Rest in peace brother!

  • February 10, 2016
    Raymond Collins says:
    Thanks for your service to our club, JRR&GC and the Wildlife Turkey Federation. You will be missed. I enjoyed our visit together last week. May you rest in peace and God bless your family at this time of sorrow.

  • February 10, 2016
    Sonny and Bernice Roscopf says:
    George was an excellent cook and was an asset to JRR&GC and did many things to help the club such as painting and cleaning up around the club all the time. Our prayers and deepest sympathy are with you Elaine and other family members. "Blessed are they that mourn, for you will be comforted." Mt: 5:4. George will be missed by everyone.