Roger Swope

1931 - 2020

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Roger Swope, 87, of Cygnet, passed away at 2:45am on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at Brookdale Assisted Living, Bowling Green. He was born on June 24, 1931, in Cygnet to the late Lavird S. and Lydia S. (Abbott) Swope. He married Joyce A. Meeker on September 16, 1950, and she preceded him in death on December 29, 2014. Roger is survived by his son, William (Patti) Swope of Perrysburg; daughter, Sue (Bryan) Perry of Lima; grandchildren: Tyler (Hannah) Perry and Kaley Perry; and great-grandchildren: Ainsley and Leo Perry. Roger retired from the Bowling Green State University Police Department. He was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd United Methodist, Bowling Green. He had also been a member of the North Baltimore American Legion Post 539, North Baltimore Masonic Lodge #561, Power of Yesteryear Club, and International Harvester Collectors. Roger served many terms on the Wood County Fair Board. A private family service will be held at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore. Burial will be in Ten Mile Cemetery, where full military rites will be conducted by the North Baltimore American Legion Post 539. Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of the Good Shepherd United Methodist, North Baltimore. Online condolences may be expressed at

Service Information

  • Service Location:



  • Final Resting Place:

    Ten Mile (Bethel) Cemetery [Map]
    County Road 139
    Portage Township, Ohio 45889

  • Contributions:

    Church of the Good Shepherd UMC - Swope
    119 West Broadway
    North Baltimore, Ohio 45872

  • Instructions:

    All services will be private.

Condolences For Roger Swope

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To : Bill Sue
Date :Friday, June 19th 2020
From : Don Sherry Kepling
So sorry for your loss.

To : Bill and Sue
Date :Friday, June 19th 2020
From : Kathy Eninger
I'm so sorry for your loss. I've know Roger most of my life. I also worked with, and around, him my whole career at BGSU and we both served on the Classified Staff Council. Sue, you worked a summer with us in the paint shop while you were a student. I have so many good memories of those times. With our memories, our friends and loved one live on.

To : The family of Roger Swope
Date :Friday, June 19th 2020
From : Zachary Meggitt
I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Mr. Swope. I worked at Brookdale for two years, and I loved spending time with Roger. With living in North Baltimore I loved to talk with Roger about the town, and he was always excited to talk about his land and working a farm in his younger days. One day Roger was also nice enough to tell me “You are a nice boy, you are welcome to hunt on my land.” Even in his late days, Roger was always very kind and always wanted to protect others. The family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

To : Bill and Sue
Date :Friday, June 19th 2020
From : Bev Perry Cotterman
I'm so sorry for your loss. You're in my thoughts and prayers.

To : Bill Sue and families
Date :Friday, June 19th 2020
From : Ralf and Patti Cunningham
Sorry to hear of the passing of Roger. He is a part of alot of my childhood memories.I think the thing I remember most about Roger was his laugh. And New Years Eve gatherings. You will be on our prayers.
Ralf and Patti

To : Bill Swope
Date :Friday, June 19th 2020
From : Larry Kidd
Bill So sorry for your lost of your father. I'm sure he is resting in peace now and with his wife and family. He will be missed by all he left behind. Remember the fond memories that you had with him. Larry

To : The Swope family
Date :Friday, June 19th 2020
From : The Abbott family BarbaraJanis Fred JoAnne
No matter how old we are it's not easy to lose a parent. Our thoughts are with all of you as you grieve.

To : Bill Pat and Sue
Date :Friday, June 19th 2020
From : Jerry Greiner
Sorry to hear the news of your loss. Your dad was always a real gentleman and great guy when we talked.

It's sad to see another of the "great generation" leave us.

JerryG and family

To : Bill Swope
Date :Friday, June 19th 2020
From : Mike Swope
I will be forever thankful to Roger for the guidance and advice he gave me when starting my law enforcement career. It was an honor working side by side with him in Pemberville with Frank. It was always nice running into the two of you at the fairs when you two were showing the tractors. I enjoyed hearing the stories of the next implement or pedal tractor find that you were traveling to get.

So sorry for the loss. Heaven will be getting a great protector. We got it from here Officer Swope.