John Charles "J.C." Swanson, 79, a longtime resident of Edmond, Okla., and owner of J.C. Swanson's Fireplace and Patio Store in Edmond, died on Wednesday, September 21, 2016, at the home of his daughter, Beverly (Swanson) Hayden. J.C. was born on March 4, 1937 in Crescent, Okla. to John Arthur Swanson and Velma Violet (Harmon) Swanson of Crescent. J.C. grew up in Crescent and graduated in the Crescent High School Class of 1955. He then moved to Edmond in 1955 when he attended Central State College. He married Mary Alice (Scheihing) Swanson on February 14, 1959. They lived in Edmond from 1959 to current date.
J.C. was preceded in death by his parents, John Arthur Swanson and Velma Violet (Harmon) Swanson, and his brother, Robert Lynn Swanson.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Alice (Scheihing) Swanson; his son, Charles Allen "Al" Swanson; his daughter, Beverly Sue (Swanson) Hayden and son-in-law, Robert W. "Bob" Hayden, all of Edmond; his sister, Juanita Marie (Swanson) Rigdon and husband Alfred Rigdon of Crescent, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
There will be a private family interment at Gracelawn Cemetery in Edmond, Oklahoma at 10 a.m.
followed by a Celebration of Life Service at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 24, at the First Christian Church at the corner of 2nd Street and Boulevard in Edmond. Donations may be made in J.C.'s name to the HOPE Center of Edmond, PO Box 2915, Edmond OK, 73083 or Peppers Ranch, Inc., PO Box 3814, Edmond, OK 73083.
Published on September 22, 2016