Gary L. Swisher Jr.

Gary L. Swisher Jr, 44, of Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va., passed away at his residence, Thursday, April 11, 2013.

He was born Aug. 29, 1969, at Fort Lewis in Washington State, a son of Gary L. Swisher Sr. and the late Saundra Faye Jackson Swisher. He was a member of Faith Gospel Church in Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va., a United States Army Veteran and worked for the United States Postal Service. Gary was a loving husband, father and grandfather, who will be missed and never forgotten.

He is survived by his wife, Melanie Sue Clemens Swisher; one daughter, Anessa Swisher of King George, Va.; two sons, Kurtis L. Swisher of King George, Va., and Allston Davis of Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va.; one sister, Nikita Swisher of Parkersburg, W.Va.; two brothers, Aaron Swisher and Brian Swisher, both of Parkersburg, W.Va.; one grandson, Gage Swisher; and father and mother-in-law, Daniel ‘Dink’ and Deborah Clemens. In addition to his mother, Gary was preceded in death by one sister, Angela Dawn Swisher.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at Lambert-Tatman Funeral home, 2333 Pike Street, south Parkersburg, with Pastor Lloyd Keith officiating. Burial will follow at the Crystal Lake Masonic Cemetery, West Union, W.Va. Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

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