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John Harold Schwing

Funeral service for Mr. John Schwing is scheduled for 3:00 PM Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Hubbard Chapel Baptist Church with Brother Rick Ellington officiating. Graveside service will follow at Myrtle Springs Cemetery.

John Harold Schwing was born on July 26, 1926 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania to John Adolf and Lona Lee (Hollyfield) Schwing. He grew up in the Houston area, graduating from Austin High School in 1943. Upon graduation John attended Texas A&M University and later worked as a merchant marine traveling to Hawaii and Germany. He served in the US Army as a paratrooper and worked many years for Southwestern Bell as a 2nd Line Supervisor. His career highlights included directing the installation of the phone system in the Astrodome and at NASA which made the call to the moon to Neil Armstrong. He was a member of Hubbard Chapel Baptist Church and the Northeast Texas Paratroopers Association. John loved life and felt blessed in so many ways. On his 80th birthday, he made his last jump out of an airplane.

John passed away at his home Tuesday night, February 5, 2019.

He is preceded in death by his parents, John Adolf and Lona Lee Schwing; daughter, Anita Schwing; and great grandson, Declan O’Toole.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 51 years, Carrol Schwing of Quitman; two daughters, Kathy Cain and husband Michael of Austin, and Karen Champion of Santa Fe; five grandchildren, Jacob Nunn, Leigh Anne O’Toole, Garrett Champion, Meredith Champion, and Travis Champion; and four great grandchildren, James Champion, Rose Nunn, Oliver Champion, and Emerson O’Toole.

Serving as pallbearers will be Jacob Nunn, Travis Champion, Billye Thompson, Robert Sharp, J. C. Vance, and Steven Sandifer.

In lieu of flowers, John wished that donations be made to the HBC Nursery Account, P.O. Box 1520
Quitman, TX 75783.

Funeral Service

Hubbard Chapel Baptist Church
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When Johnny's life ended here on earth his investment in others through Christ will live on and on. What a legacy. 1 Thess. 5:14 1 Tim. 4:16

Geraldine Sharp Feb 28 2019 12:00 AM

General, You will be missed. From the first day I met you and worked with you at Cain Hardware, I knew I had met not only a friend but a man who honored our country and respected the words patriotism, honesty and hard work. Your fast wit and sometimes hard headed opinions were not only refreshing but at times I saw them in me, that was my honor. Rest my friend, there is much for you to do in heaven, keep em in line. John Boy.

John Abreu Feb 8 2019 12:00 AM

I love John! He was always so kind and encouraging! I will miss him coming into my Barber Shop. I was blessed to have known him!

Kaye Thrash Feb 8 2019 12:00 AM

Prayers 🙏

Shawn White Feb 8 2019 12:00 AM

John was one of the greatest men that I had the honor to meet. He always had a great story from his life to help me understand mine. Thanks for all the support.

Patrick Feb 8 2019 12:00 AM

Such a kind man who will be missed by so many! My deepest condolences for the family.

Vicki Patton Feb 8 2019 12:00 AM