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Theodore J. Swan

Theodore J. Swan was born on April 3, 1945, to the late John and Rennetta (Travis) Swan in Thorpe, West Virginia. Very early on Saturday, February 10, 2024, he transitioned into eternal life.

He had many nicknames including “Ted”, “TJ” and just “Swan”. Ted spent the majority of his childhood in Thorpe before moving to Columbus, Ohio, where he graduated in 1963 from Linden McKinley High School.

Ted went on to serve in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. Upon his return to the states, he earned a Master of Business from National College of Arts and Sciences. He went on to work as a Systems Administrator for Owen’s Corning where he retired in 1989.

Ted was a jack-of-all-trades. He owned several businesses including a car lot, delivery company and a dry cleaner. He even started his own church, New Life Missionary Baptist Church. Ted was well known for his wit, provocative humor and giving nature.

Ted is predeceased by his parents, John Sr. and Rennetta; sisters, Mary J. Porter and Penelopia Swan; and youngest son, John Swan III.

He is survived by his wife, Ronnetta Swan; siblings, John, Tommy (Delores), Richard (Anita) and Adrian (Carmen); children, Monica, Kenneth, Nashon (Darci), Renato (Kim), Jazmine, Tanisha (Darrin), Tiya (Jimmy) and Myleigh; grandchildren, Kalen (Kaitlyn), Jade, Kaila (Dairrick), Jordan, E, Nashon, Dominick, Raevon, Dillon, Renato, Isabella, Gabriella, Laila, Pharoah-John and Zahra; great-grandchild, Milan; special friends, Vince Hopkins, Ray Blevins, Sherl Tanner, Katherine Richardson and Taty; and godchildren, nieces, nephews, family and friends.

The family will hold a viewing 10:00 AM – 11:00 on April 12, 2024, at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. (one block east of Noe Bixby, turn North on Lonsdale Rd before a graveside service at Glen Rest Memorial Estate.

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