Jon Charles “Chuck” Swartz, 78, of Bellefontaine, went to be with his Lord at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, June 6, 2019, at Green Hills Care Center in West Liberty.
He was born in Goshen, Ind., on Jan. 5, 1941, to the late Samuel C. and Eleanor Reist Swartz. He graduated from Premont High School in Premont, Texas, Hesston College in Hesston, Kan., and Texas A&I in Kingsville, Texas.
On July 23, 1965, Chuck married the former Jeanie Davis in Premont, Texas, and she survives, along with their three children, Mark (Trisha) Swartz, Jeremy (Susan Mattison) Swartz and Heidi Swartz; three grandchildren, Regan Swartz, Justin Swartz and Jadin Swartz; three sisters, Linda Roth, Margaret (Cliff) Hense, and Jan (Jim) Erb; two brothers, Keith (Emma) Swartz and Karl (Myra) Swartz; and several nieces and nephews. He also was preceded in death by his grandson, J.C. Swartz.
For a total of 44 years, Chuck taught high school English at Falfurrias High School in Falfurrias, Texas. and most recently at Benjamin Logan High School. He served as co-pastor at Bethel Mennonite Church in West Liberty and enjoyed reading, gardening, a good pun and watching sports. He was an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys and New York Yankees. Chuck most especially loved spending time with his grandchildren and family. He was known for his kindness, his infectious smile and friendliness to all people. Chuck was quick to laugh and make others laugh.
Per Chuck’s request, a Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date.
Memorial contribution may be made to any charity of the donor’s choice.
Funeral arrangements are in the care of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home in West Liberty.
Express condolences at www.edsfh.com.