Donald Edward Swope, born July 5, 1937, in Virginia was the son of Carl William Swope and Mildred Marie Swisher Swope, both deceased. He died October 16, 2021, in Sebring, FL.
He is survived by his wife, Frances Harnsberger Swope, son, George Swope (Anastasia), daughter, Sarah Swope Padron (Erik), grandchildren, Ellanna Isabel Swope, Victoria Isabella Padron, Marcus Venturio Padron, a sister, Joyce Swope Hively (Clyde), nieces and nephews.
A graduate of VA Tech in 1960, Don, a commissioned 2nd LT, U.S. Army, served at Ft. Knox, KY.
He held a Master of Divinity and a Doctor of Ministry degrees from Union Theological Seminary, Richmond. Don served the Windy Cove and Millboro Presbyterian Churches, Millboro, VA; the Romney Presbyterian Church, Romney, WV. He was the Organizing and the first Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, Sebastian, FL, Pastor of Spring Lake Presbyterian Church, Sebring, FL.
Memorial service Nov. 22 at 11 AM at St. John UMC, 33631 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872, with The Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr, officiating. Committal service Nov. 23 at 11 AM, First Presbyterian Church, 1405 Louisiana Ave, Sebastian, FL 32978, with The Rev. Jeff Woods officiating.
Memorials may be made to Spring Lake Presbyterian Church, 5887 U.S. Highway 98, Sebring, FL 33876, or to Good Shepherd Hospice, 1110 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33870, or to St. John UMC in memory of Donald E. Swope.
Morris Funeral Chapel, Sebring, FL, in charge of the arrangements. www.morrisfuneralchapel.com