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Tuesday, June 11, 2019
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Roger P. Schwalbe, age 71 of Jonesboro, passed away at home on June 8, 2019. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at Scott’s Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Jonesboro Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday 5:00 – 7:00 pm at the funeral home.
Roger was born on March 14, 1948 in Wichita Falls, TX to the late Paul G. Schwalbe and Inez Gillard Schwalbe. He grew up in and graduated from Jonesboro High School. He married Joy Faubion on September 7, 1968 at Jonesboro Baptist Church. Roger attended Tarleton State University and obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Ag. Education and Science. He taught for a short time before realizing he would rather be working outside the classroom. Roger continued his career working the family farm with his father and in concrete construction with Charles Lilljedahl and sons. Some hobbies that Roger enjoyed were hunting arrowheads, researching coins and guns, reading books, playing his guitar and hunting. His favorite past time was checking the cows with his dog (sidekick) “Molly”. Roger was a member of Jonesboro Baptist church and served as a deacon almost 50 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother Steve Schwalbe.
Roger is survived by his wife of 50 years, Joy Faubion Schwalbe; daughter Vicki Lee; sons, Jeremy Schwalbe, and Casey Schwalbe and wife Mona all of Jonesboro; grandchildren, Chelsey Allen and husband Reese, David Lee and wife Lindsey, and Jaiden Schwalbe; great-grandchildren, Axton Pratt, Abrie Schwalbe, and Adley Allen; sister, Carol Schwalbe-Mathers; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Memorials may be made to Jonesboro Baptist Church, P.O. Box 144, Jonesboro, TX 76538.