Ernest Terry "Terry" McSwain (1948 - 2018)

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Ernest Terry McSwain, 70, of Charlotte, NC, passed away on August 7, 2018. He was born April 22, 1948 in Charlotte.

Terry graduated from UNC-Charlotte and served in the U.S. Navy. He retired from a successful and long career with Penske Truck Leasing. Terry truly cherished the friendships he developed throughout the years. After retiring, his hobby was grocery couponing and rebates; he shared his knowledge with all of his friends. Terry loved cooking on the grill for family and friends. He will be dearly missed by family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Betty M. McSwain and brothers, Timothy and Robin. Terry is survived by his wife of 24 years, Francine; sons, Brent (Jessica) of St. Clair Shores, MI and Matthew of Mt. Holly, NC; daughter, Angela Spurlock (Lance) of Blytheville, AR; and three grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held 2:00 pm Friday, August 10th, at South Park Christian Church in Charlotte. The family will receive friends at the church following the service.

Memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Charlotte, 2700 Toomey Ave., Charlotte, NC 28203 and South Park Christian Church, 6650 Park South Dr., Charlotte, NC 28210.

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Published in Charlotte Observer on Aug. 9, 2018
Arrangements under the direction of:
Harry & Bryant Funeral Home
500 Providence Road | Charlotte, NC 28207 | (704) 332-7133
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