August 17, 1947 - October 27, 2020
John “Jack” Wesley Swan, 73, of Charleston, South Carolina, entered into eternal rest Tuesday, October 27, 2020. Jack was born August 17, 1947 in Ottumwa, Iowa, son of the late Robert J. Swan and late Suzanne Buss Swan. He and his four siblings were raised in Iowa City until they relocated to Charleston in his teens. He graduated from St. Andrews High School where he played football. He attended Newberry College for a couple years and played tennis. He then received his undergraduate degree from Old Dominion University where he wrestled.He went onto graduate from the University of South Carolina School of Law where he would discover his passion for helping others. He also served in the United States Army. He retired after many years in private practice as a local attorney in North Charleston, South Carolina. He will be remembered by many for his kind heart and selflessness. He was willing to help anyone and put others’ needs before his own. He had a great sense of humor and always made everyone laugh. He enjoyed a good game of chess, writing, any dessert and the Gamecocks. He loved all animals, especially his dog Buster, who passed just weeks before him. The two of them were always on an adventure together. He is survived by his wife of thirty years, Dana Burke Swan; children: Joelyn Phillips (Ben), Suzie Wham (Joe), David Swan (Elizabeth), Lisa Blewer (Sam) and Amy Galleguillos (Daniel); grandchildren: Brittany Lapin (Todd), Joey and Justin Wham, Robby and Caroline Phillips, Bella, Jason and Hayden Galleguillos, and Fin Swan; siblings: Margot Swan, James Swan, Rene Collins, and Carol Swan. His children and grandchildren will be celebrating his life privately. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society at P.O. Box 42040, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123. Arrangements in care of Charleston Cremation Center and Funeral Home.
John “Jack” Wesley Swan, 73, of Charleston, South Carolina, entered into eternal rest Tuesday, October 27, 2020. Jack was born August 17, 1947 in Ottumwa, Iowa, son of the late Robert J. Swan and late Suzanne Buss Swan. He and... View Obituary & Service Information
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