Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 1, 2009

Funeral services for Isadore Swayzer, Jr., 79, of Leesville will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, October 3, at the First St. Paul Baptist Church Inc. in Leesville with Pastor L. C. Williams officiating. The burial will follow in the
Leesville Memorial Cemetery with full military rites. Friends may visit on Saturday, October 3, from 1 p.m. until time of service at the church. Services are under the direction of the Labby Memorial Funeral Home in Leesville,
Mr. Swayzer passed away on Thursday, September 24, 2009 at his residence in Leesville.
He retired from the U.S. Army as a Sergeant having served three tours in Germany, one tour in Korea, and two tours in
Vietnam. He was a truck driving instructor at Fort Polk and later was employed by Bell South. Mr. Swayzer was a member of St. Paul Baptist Church where he faithfully served as deacon until his demise. His passion was hunting, fishing, barbequing, and
He was preceded in death by his wife Marie Swayzer; his parents, Isadore Swayzer Sr and Mary Jane Swayzer; brothers, Isadore Swayzer I, and Isaiah Swayzer; sisters Hazel Swayzer and Lillie Mae Turner; uncle, Milton Brown;
aunts, Susie Doyle, Olivia Clark, and Pearl Jackson.
He is survived by two sisters; Carrie Swayzer Beaudion of Monroe, and Lucille Swayzer Livingston of Houston, TX; uncles General Jackson of Dallas, Texas, and George Jackson of
Hartford, Connecticut; aunts, Almeda Allen and Ometta Blakemore of Pontiac, Michigan, a sister in-law Myrtice Brantley of Jena; and three nieces who grew up with him, Lucy Jane Turner of Las Vega, Nevada, Alice L.Dockery of Baltimore, Maryland and
Geneva Gray (Julian) of Monroe; godson Corey Gassaway; nephew Jerome Brantley who he raised like a son; and many other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends from throughout the country who were very dear to him.
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