CARROLLTON - Jacob "Jack" Swall, Sr., 87, of Carrollton passed away at his home on Tues., Feb. 26, 2013. Jack was born on Feb. 2, 1926 and graduated from Newport News High School in Feb. 1945. Upon graduation he served in the United States Army. In Jan. 1948, he began an apprenticeship at the Daily Press, where he worked until his retirement in 1988. Jack was a long-time member of Parkview Baptist Church. He was also an active member of the Shriners. Jack is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Odell Crocker Swall; two sons, Jake Swall and his wife, Jenny, of Newport News and Ben Swall of Carrollton; two granddaughters, Jenise Swall and her husband, Andrew Gallatin, of Mechanicsville and Deanna Sadler and her husband, Adam, of Newport News; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Sam Palmer of Hampton; and many loving nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will receive friends on Thurs., Feb. 28 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home in Newport News. The memorial service will take place at 11 a.m. Fri., March 1 at Parkview Baptist Church in Newport News, followed by interment in Peninsula Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Parkview Baptist Church, 604 Hilton Blvd, Newport News, VA 23605.
Published in Daily Press on Feb. 28, 2013.