Tommie F. Swanger

Wednesday, April 10, 1935 - Friday, November 8, 2019

A Beautiful Lady

Photo of Tommie F. Swanger  - 1935-2019

Tommie F. Swanger, age 84, a lifelong resident of Haywood County, passed away Friday, November 8, 2019 in the comfort of her home.

Tommie was born April 10, 1935 in Haywood County to the late Bessie Baines Taylor and the late Eldon Taylor. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thad Swanger, Jr.; sons, Chipper Davis; grandsons, Keith Davis, Travis Martin; great-granddaughter, Caitlyn Sky. 

Surviving are children, Bootsy Hassler, Peggy Sutton, Sammy Sisk, Wayne Smathers, Teri Murray; 13 grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren.

She was employed by American Enka in Candler until her retirement after many years of dedicated service. She was also employed as a Guest Safety Officer of Harrah's Casino where she was well-loved. Her beautiful smile and her playful personality will be deeply missed.

The family would like to thank Guy Hassler for his special tender care of our mother. Tommie loved Guy as her own son. The family also extends a special thank you to the Kingdom Hall of Waynesville, as well as a thank you for the prayers and words on kindness from Tommie’s friends from Facebook and her friends from Farmtown and Yoville.

A private memorial service was held at her home.

Memorials may be made in Tommie’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 1901 Brunswick Ave Suite 100, Charlotte, NC 28207.

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Swanger family.

Condolences from family and friends

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My mother was one of a kind. Always ready to help anyone no matter what the need. Loved her family and friends. I will miss seeing her smiling face. And her fast Witt she sure had a way with words, I love and miss you, until we meet again.
Teri murray
Love you mamaw tommie you will be missed .
Jonathan Sisk
So very sorry to hear of Tommie's passing. She was a sweet lady. Love & prayers for comfort and strength for the family, during this difficult time.♥️
Rebecca MacEmcy
The Pisgah High School Class of 1978 would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family of Tommie F. Swanger. Wayne and Bootsy, please know that you and your families are in our thoughts and prayers during this time of sorrow and grief. May the memories you share be your strength now and forever.
PHS Class of 1978