Swain, Robert Alfonso
Robert Alfonso Swain, 93, of Christiansburg, Va., passed away on Monday, August 25, 2014. He was born in Bluefield, W.Va. on December 11, 1920 to Edgar and Melissa Swain. He is survived by his wife, Naomi Johnson Swain; his daughter, Robin Smith; a son, Charles Edwards, and daughter, Carol Harrison, by marriage. Granddaddy Bob and Papa Bob was blessed with 10 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandson. His son, Brad, and sister, Evelyn Harry, preceded Robert in death. Robert was a member of Christiansburg Baptist Church, the Gideons, Masons, and served in the Army during WWII. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.,Thursday, August 28, 2014, just preceding the Memorial Service at 7 p.m. at Christiansburg Baptist Church, 2895 Roanoke St., Christiansburg. Services will be conducted by Pastor Shaun Couch of Christiansburg Baptist Church; Brother Jack Parrish, of Foley, AL; and Gideon Brother Rador Vaden of Blacksburg, Va. The Grave site service will be attended by the family. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to The Gideons International, Montgomery Gideons, P.O. Box 574, Blacksburg, VA 24063. Online condolences may be made at www.mccoyfuneralhome.com.Arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg, Va.,540-552-3211.