Ruby Jo Grogan Swoape

By | December 1, 2017 10:04 am

Ruby Jo Grogan Swoape, 85, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 30, 2017, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Swoape was born Feb. 28, 1932, in Birmingham, Alabama, to Thomas Grogan and Christine Jones Grogan.

She retired from Mallory after 27 years of employment and was a homemaker. Mrs. Swoape enjoyed gardening and working outside. She was a longtime member of the Church of God of Prophecy, and she had a great love and concern for others.

Mrs. Swoape was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Willard Grogan; sister, Geneva Marsh; and half-sister, Janie Nell Bond.

Survivors include her husband of 70 years, Thomas E. Swoape, of Sparta; two sons, Ralph (Ann) Swoape, of Quebeck, Howard (Ruby) Swoape, of Spencer; three grandchildren, Scott (Tonya) Swoape, of Bone Cave, Chrissy (Heath) Young, of Sparta, Timothy Swoape, of New York; four great-grandchildren, Logan Swoape, Gabrianna Young, Ethan Swoape, and Jackson Young; and step-grandchildren, James Walker, Stephanie Graham, and Josh Graham

Funeral service will be 2 p.m., Dec. 2, 2017, at Hunter Funeral Home, with burial in Doyle Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5-8 p.m., Dec. 1, at the funeral home. Sister Thelma Roby and Todd Newberry will officiate.

Logan Swoape, Ethan Swoape, Clifford Swoape, Stoney Roberts, Jim Smith, Timothy Swoape, and James Walker will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Jayson McDonald and Jackson Young.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Hunter Funeral Home.

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