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Robert (Bob) E. Swickard

Mr. Bob Swickard, age 67, of Newland, North Carolina, passed away at Watauga Medical Center on Wednesday, December 9, 2020. He was born in Lake County, Indiana on December 1, 1953 to the late Everett Marshall Swickard Jr. (Moose) and Mary Louise Chappelear Swickard.


Bob was greeted in Heaven by many loved ones; first and foremost the love of his life, Connie Swickard; his son, Bryan Alan Swickard; and his paternal grandmother, Hap Snodgrass.


He is survived by his daughter, Kelly Baker (Rob) of Bakersville, North Carolina; two brothers, Marshall Swickard and Jack Swickard (Louise); eight grandchildren and one great grandson.


Bob loved his family greatly and loved to bring joy to everyone through playing jokes. He also enjoyed watching football and baseball. He was an avid fan of the Indianapolis Colts and the Chicago Cubs. He’ll be missed by all who knew him


In keeping with the family’s wishes, no services are planned at this time.



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I remember the day that Connie and Bob brought Kelly over. Kelly was about 2 months old. Uncle Don and Aunt Eva gave blessing to there family then and forever,

Linda Chappelear-Yount Dec 11 2020 12:00 AM

He will be missed by many of his friends. Deborah Lanier..Onslow House

Debbie Lanier Dec 10 2020 12:00 AM

I remember the day of my wedding, Bob, Connie and Kelly took me out to Simon Sez for lunch, and he was joking up one wall and down another.

Afterward, when I went to get ready, he went and got a hair cut...I remember he told me that he "Didnt get his hair cut for just anyone, only people that he loved dearly."

I remember watching wrestling with him, and saturday morning cartoons sitting at the dinning room table eating breakfast with Kelly and Bob would make funny voices or be listening to Oak Ridge Boys.

Rebecca Miller Dec 10 2020 12:00 AM