Mr Swift was one of my favorite teachers at Bridge City High School many years ago. A great guy and a fabulous teacher. I remember once he made the class pass a snake around to teach us how to handle them. I wouldn't participate. He also chaperoned the band buses when we had out of town football games. He was so much fun. Rest in Peace Mr Swift.
Charles Swift was one of the most wonderful teachers we ever had at Bridge City. He took his "Bio-Med club" on what he called swamp stomps. We learned so much out in the boonies about critters and love of nature. Never knew he was from Lake Jackson, where we have lived since 1972. A wonderful family. A beloved teacher.
Charles has been my best friend for many years. We have shared a lot. He has been my rock. I miss him. Prayers continue for his family and friends.
Always loved talking to Charles at cast. My prayers are with the family at this time.
Charles was much more than a mentor to me. He was my friend. In 1990, I was finishing my Masters at Tech and was assigned as his student teacher. Little did I know, he and Peggy would become lifelong friends. I will miss you always (as I do Peggy). Love, Sonya
Even 41 years later his students thrilled to see Charles and share a great time together from a very special place and time. Bonao Dominican Republic 1971-72 Thank you.
What an incredible life of service. God bless you, Mr. Swift, and prayers to your beloved family and friends. 2 Timothy 4:7-8
Mr. Swift was my science teacher at Alderson Jr high when he first began his teaching career he was an amazing teacher from the beginning and I am grateful for the opportunity to have known him. An angel sent from heaven now returning home. Thoughts and prayers are with his family
I have some wonderful memories with Charles and Carol Ann growing up in Freeport. Our families became best friends. Charles had amazing talents and knowledge about almost anything, especially science and biology. And he could carve anything out of wood. Best of all is the fact that he and all the family are believers in Christ! Our sincere sympathy to the family. Love, Larry Moore
What an amazing human being and care giver of this great earth. Karen and I will always treasure our memories of vacation times spent in Lake Jackson with Charles, Peggy, Carol Ann, Raymond, Herman, Mary, Lola and Sara and the fascinating conversations, joy and laughter our families shared together. Our prayers are with their beloved Swift family.
Mr. Swift was an outstanding teacher. He deepened my love for science with his innovative teaching strategies and his concern for each student. Years later he still remembered so many of his former students by name. He will be missed! Prayers and blessing to his friends and family.
Charles Swift made a grand and glorious splash in this Lake called Life; and the resulting ripples will influence, encourage, and nurture many generations to come. It is an honor to have known him.
I was so fortunate to have known Charles I traveled with and listened to endless stories about life for the past 5 years. A short time in a long and storied life. I am a better person because of him
I never even had him as a teacher and he still made a lasting impression on me. I always wished I had taken his biology class at Hutchinson. My thoughts are with his family. What a terrible, terrible loss.
Dearest Jefferson, and Family,
Thank you for sharing your Father with me; an amazing man. Charles' love and appreciation of "ALL" has made an impact on me to which I have tried to carry on in my approach to life and to my students. Your DAD has been a blessing and a delight to me, for which I am thankful!
Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!
Sandy & Brent
Mr. Swift was a fascinating man and an amazing teacher. As a pre-teen I was fortunate to have him as my biology teacher many years ago at Hutchinson Jr. High and have many fond memories of his stories and classroom. As an adult I also had the pleasure of knowing him outside the classroom when we served on a board together. My deepest sympathy to his family and all those that were part of his remarkable journey.
Bruce and Anne Hall. Nathan and Becky, Katy and Adam Hall. We all knew Charles and Peggy and were long time friends. Charles served as my supervising teacher and mentor. God speed to you my friend. You were loved.
I am so sorry for your loss. Charles was the most interesting man I have ever known. I loved his stories and just the way he told them was awesome. I will miss you Charles.
Cyndi (from credit union)
I appreciated the contributions Charles made to the youth of this & other communities plus his love of nature. I treasure my experiences with him digging out fossils and searching for the Transpecos Copperhead snake inBig Bend National Park.
Cho kiko wapi tafadhali! This is just 1 of the many pearls that Mr. Swift taught me over 20 years ago. I am so blessed to have had him for all 3 years of JH. He enriched my life so much, and his lessons and legacy live on in my classroom. Thank you for everything Mr. Swift!
You will be greatly missed my friend! You are a true educator and I can't begin to tell you how much you taught me. Thanks!