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Rodger Dean Swaggirt

November 30, 1953 ~ April 12, 2020 (age 66)


Mr. Rodger Dean Swaggirt, 66, of Salem, KY and Equility, IL, passed away Sunday, April 12, 2020 at Deaconess Midway Hospital in Evansville, IN.

Mr. Swaggirt was a window washer in Chicago, as well as worked on a towboat.  He was of Baptist faith.

He is survived by two sons, Matthew Swaggirt of Salem, Keith Roberts of Marion; one daughter, Honney Swaggirt of Equality, IL; one brother, Steve Swaggirt of Eldorado, IL; eight grandchildren, Tristin Collins, Tyler Swaggirt, Trey Swaggirt, Kendra Certain, Britney Certain, Ivan Swaggirt, Charlie Lane, and Isabelle Ball; four great grandchildren, Natalie Walker, Nolen Turner, Novah Seets, and Zander Certain; and two special friends, Frank Sisk and Zelda Swaggirt.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Cathy Swaggirt; second wife, Mary Yvonne Swaggirt; and his parents, Charlie and Mary Alice (Collum) Swaggirt.

A celebration of life service will occur at a later date.

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