Roger Lee Swope Sr., 60

July 20, 2010
  • Roger Lee Swope Sr., 60

JAN. 3, 1950-JULY 15, 2010

WESTMINSTER, Md. - Roger Lee Swope Sr., 60, of Westminster, Md., died on Thursday, July 15, 2010, at Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster.

Born on Jan. 3, 1950, in Mount Lena, Md., he was the son of the late Donald Lee and Alice Olive (Palmer) Swope.

Roger was retired from the United States Air Force, having achieved the rank of major.

Prior to his military service, Roger was an officer with the Hagerstown Police Department, and had also worked as a guard with the Department of Corrections.

He is survived by his children, Rebecca L. Lacy, Roger L. Swope Jr., Ryan L. Swope, and Marissa A. Swope; and his brothers, Gerald, David, Gary and Sam. He is also survived by his two grandchildren, Kiawni and Jordan Slonaker.


A funeral ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 22, 2010, at Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. The Rev. R. Thomas Fralin Jr. will officiate. Burial will follow at the Beaver Creek Cemetery. Military honors will be rendered by the Marine Corps League and AMVETS Post 10 of Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 21, 2010, at the funeral home.

Donations to assist the family and defray the cost of services may be made to the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at

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