Leonard “Len” Morton Swan, 75 of Jackson, passed away Monday, November 2, 2020 at St. Francis Medical Center, Cape Girardeau.
He was born March 30, 1945 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri to Leonard “Lefty” Swan and Louise Morton Swan. He married Gaye Williams on January 28, 1967 at First Baptist Church, Jackson, Missouri.
Len was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Jackson. He was a graduate of Jackson High School and attended Southeast Missouri State University. He was also a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking, Madison, Wisconsin and the National Commercial Lending Graduate School in Norman, Oklahoma.
He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Air Force, receiving an honorable discharge in 1969.
Upon discharge from the Air Force, Len began is career at Ford Motor Credit. He then joined Cape County/Capital Bank where he would go on to work for fifteen years. For the last twenty-seven years, Len was a sales representative with Old American Insurance Company.
Len was a member of the American Legion. His past memberships included the Jackson Chamber of Commerce (President), the Jackson Rotary Club (President), the Jackson Jaycees (President), the St. Francis Mental Health Foundation (President), Jackson Retail Merchants Association (President), Cape Girardeau County Mental Health Board (Treasurer), and the Jackson Industrial Committee. He received the Jaycee Ambassador Award and JCI Senatorship and was also a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International. Len received numerous distinguished service awards from Old American Insurance and served on the President’s Cabinet.
Len enjoyed travel and playing golf. He was an avid sports fan who never missed an opportunity to view his Missouri Tigers, St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Blues or a PGA event. He also never missed an opportunity to spend time with family, especially his beloved grandsons, Brendan and Collin.
Loving survivors include his wife of 53 years, Gaye Swan of Jackson; daughter Gaye Lynn (Colonel Ronald L., USAF Ret.) Henry of Clarkson Valley, Missouri; grandsons Brendan T. Henry of College Station, Texas, and Collin R. Henry of Clarkson Valley, Missouri; brother Nelson (Carol) Swan; brother-in-law Howard Lewis; brother-in-law, G. Kirk Williams; nephew Brent (Beth) Lewis; niece Emily (Eric) Vogelweid; nephew Chris (Loy) Buchheit; and great-nieces Elsie and Ensley Vogelweid.
Len was preceded in death by his parents; father and mother-in-law, Glenn and Mildred Williams; a sister, Ellen Lewis; sister-in-law, Marybeth Williams; and a great-nephew Theodore Vogelweid.
A private visitation and funeral service will be held the morning of Thursday, November 12, 2020 at First Presbyterian Church, Jackson. Dr. Grant F.C. Gillard of Holden, Missouri, will officiate. Following the service, interment will take place with military honors at Russell Heights Cemetery.
The family appreciates memorial contributions to First Presbyterian Church, 206 E. Washington St., Jackson, Missouri 63755 or The Lung Research Center, 222 South Woods Mill Road, Ste. 300 North, Chesterfield, MO 63017.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by clicking on the tribute wall tab of Len’s personal obituary page at www.mccombsfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements by McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson, Missouri
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First Presbyterian Church, Jackson, Missouri
206 E Washington St, Jackson MO 63755
The Lung Research Center
222 South Woods Mill Road Suite 300, Chesterfield MO 63017