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Raymond Swope Jr., 92, of Scottsburg, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016, at Scott Memorial Hospital. He was born Jan. 20, 1924, in Lebanon, the son of the now late Raymond A. and Naomi (Smith) Swope.
Raymond graduated from Lebanon High School in 1941, and later earned his bachelor's degree from Indiana University in Bloomington.
He was the retired owner and operator of the old Raymond Swope Accounting Office in Scottsburg, and a member of the First Baptist Church, Scottsburg.
Raymond was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and was awarded a Purple Heart for his service. In addition, he was a charter member of the Scott Memorial Hospital Board, retired director for the Scottsburg Building & Loan Association, former member of the Scottsburg Lions Club, Seymour Elks and Scottsburg Lodge No. 572 F & AM, and an avid IU Sports fan.
Raymond was also instrumental in establishing the Westwood Golf Course and was a member there since it opened.
Raymond was preceded in death by his first wife and the mother of his children, Beverly C. Swope; his second wife, Sandra S. Swope; a brother, Moncil Swope; and a granddaughter, Leslie Renee Swope.
Survivors include two sons, Gary (Terry) Swope and Brent Swope, all of Scottsburg; daughter, Kathi (Jerry) Hackney of Seymour; a stepson, Brent (Beverly) Zollman of Louisville; a stepdaughter, Kim Combs of Saginaw, Mich.; sister, Mary Jean Ottinger of Zionsville; and three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. today, Oct. 7, and after 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at Collins Funeral Home, 465 W. McClain Ave., Scottsburg. The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Scottsburg Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made at www.collinsfuneralhome.net.
Published on October 6, 2016
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