NEW BERN - Bobby Alton Swindell, 77, of New Bern, died Friday, May 17, 2013, at his residence.
He retired from the United States Coast Guard after serving his country for 26 years. He also served in the Coast Guard Auxiliary for 33 years. He was a Master Mason, a member of the New Bern Scottish Rite Bodies and a Shriner.
He is preceded in death by his sisters, Carolyn Swindell Boyd and Marilyn Swindell.
Bobby is survived by his wife, Linda Tetterton Swindell; son, Bobby Alton Swindell Jr. of New Bern; daughter, Sandra Swindell Harris and husband, Michael of Grantsboro; three grandchildren, Helen Harris, Brian Harris and wife, Cheryl and Nichole Seabrook and husband, Michael; and six great grandchildren.
Services will be held Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 3 p.m. at Broad Creek Christian Church. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are preferred and may be made to Croatan Animal Rescue & Sanctuary, P.O. Box 15243, New Bern, NC 28560.
Online condolences may be made to the family atwww.cottenfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Cotten Funeral Home & Crematory.