Robert Lee Swint, Jr., 81, of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, died Thursday, June 6, 2013 in West Palm Beach, FL. Swint was born July 17, 1931 in Augusta to the late Robert Lee and Rosa Barksdale Swint. He was a member of Lake Park Baptist Church. Swint was a veteran of the United States Army with 21 years of service. He received the Bronze Star, Purple Heart and Army Commendation. He was preceded in death by his wife, JoAnn Swint and a grandson, John Thomas Peterson.
Survivors include his daughter, Lisa Peterson of Juno Beach, FL; two sons, Robert Alan Swint of North Palm Beach, FL and Richard Lee Swint of Port Saint Lucie, FL; four sisters, Barbara Harsh, Carolyn Gaddis, Shirley White and Donna Kay Pottile; two brothers, Edward Swint and Tommy Swint; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services were held at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, June 9 at the Swain Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David Deen officiating. Interment followed in Deen Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Danny Smith, Dale Smith, Jeremy Smith, Mike Smith, Bobby Edenfield and Thomas Swint, Jr.
Honorary pallbearers were nurses, doctors and staff of the veterans’ hospital in West Palm Beach, FL.
Remembrances may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Musical selections were rendered by Eric Medford.
Arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home.