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Robert Douglas Swing Jr.

Robert Douglas Swing Jr., 66, of Radford, passed away Jan. 6, 2013. He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Radford, a U.S. Navy veteran and a respiratory therapist. He proudly served respiratory patients in Virginia Beach and the New River Valley for more than 40 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert D. Swing Sr. and Frances Ward Swing Bozeman and stepson, Stephen Bollinger. 

Survivors include his wife, Jane C. Swing; daughter, Elizabeth Jane Swing and future husband, Johnny Soucek of Radford; daughter, Lisa Michelle Porcelli and husband, David of Trabuco Canyon, Calif.; son, Samuel Douglas Swing of Christiansburg; son, Robert Thomas Swing of Radford; brother, William Rodney Bozeman and wife, Jane, of Lexington, N.C.; granddaughter, Siena Porcelli; mother-in-law, Ruth Hemphill Capps of Julian, N.C.; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; nieces; nephews; colleagues and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, May 5, 2013 at The River Company, 6633 Viscoe Rd., Radford. A memorial service will be held from 3 to 3:30 p.m. followed by an afternoon of celebration.  All those who wish to come are invited to bring and share pictures, stories, and memories of Doug. Military honors will be bestowed on Monday, May 6, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery, 5550 Bagging Plant Rd., Dublin.

We want to express our deepest appreciation for the many acts of kindness and remembrance shared with us. Your care, comfort, visits, gifts, love, prayers, and words of encouragement have sustained us. God’s angels have truly been busy since January.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions in Doug’s memory to Radford High School Marching Band Boosters, 50 Dalton Dr., Radford, VA 24141; CaringBridge.org or the charity of one’s choice. The Swing family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home Crematory in Radford. www.mullinsfuneralhome.com.