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WINTER HAVEN - Russell T. Swain passed away peacefully of natural causes at Lakeland Regional Medical Center on January 23rd 2014.
He was born in Norfolk VA on January 12th 1918. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Jeanette and his 4 children Russell Jr., Christine Shaw, Bruce and Brian and his 9 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
He was a retired major from the US Air Force and served as a Bomber Pilot in WW II. He was shot down in combat and was a POW for a year in Germany.
He and his wife moved to Winter Haven in the 50s where he became a successful businessman involved in banking, real estate, and Citrus. He served on various community boards and was most proud of his service on the Board of the Winter Haven Hospital Foundation.
Services will be held at St. Johns United Methodist Church at 11 am Monday January 27th.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to Paralyzed Veterans of America or the Winter Haven Hospital Foundation.
Published in Ledger from Jan. 25 to Jan. 26, 2014