Roy Everette McSwainFebruary 6, 1933 ~ December 19, 2017 (age 84)
Roy Everette McSwain, age 84, of Melbourne, Florida passed away on December 19, 2017, He was born in Rocky Mount, Virginia on February 6, 1933 to Drayton H. and Aileen Phillips McSwain. Mr. McSwain served in the U.S. Navy from 1951 to1955, following which he graduated from Southern Technical Institute in Chamblee, Georgia with an Associate Degree in Engineering, while working full-time for Lockheed Aircraft Corporation. He worked for Delta Airlines for 6 1/2 years as a Ground Support Equipment Engineer and then went on to work for Pratt and Whitney Aircraft as a Field Service Engineer for 33 1/2 years, traveling the world with his family. Currently a member of First Baptist Church Cocoa, Florida, Mr. McSwain is a devout Christian and an ordained Deacon.
Mr. McSwain is survived by his wife of 64 years, Judith (Rushing) McSwain; his son LCDR, USN (Retired) Joseph A. McSwain and wife Daphne E;, his daughter Susan McSwain Minor and husband Randel P.; granddaughter Sarah R. Lynes and husband David A and future great grandson Connor Everette; granddaughter Megan Ann Pearman and husband Dr. Benjamin P.; grandson Bryce E. Minor.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 12:30 P.M., Thursday, December 28, 2017 at the First Baptist Church of Cocoa, 750 Brevard Avenue, Cocoa Florida 32922. . The interment will be held at the Cape Canaveral National Cemetery in Scottsmoor, Florida at 3:00P.M the same day with Military Honors by the United States Navy. The family will receive friends at the church 1 hour prior to the service from 11:30 A.M. till 12:30 P.M. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research