A native of Cawood, he was a truck driver having been employed by Bill Burkhart at BYY Trucking. He was a member and Deacon at Chevrolet Missionary Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ronald Swanson Sr.; his grandparents: Harve J. and Daisy Swanson; and George and Kizzie Barrett; and a mother-in-law, Lucille Fox.
Survivors include his wife, Jody Swanson, Cawood; two daughters: Daisy Jo Swanson; and Amy Michelle Swanson and special friend, Joe McKenzie, both of Cawood; his mother, Drucilla Swanson, Cawood; two sisters: Peggy Swanson, Cawood; and Diane Ball and husband, Tim, Cawood; four brothers: Ronald Swanson Jr. and wife, Lois, Cawood; Buck Swanson, Cawood; John Swanson and wife, Judy, Cawood; and Paul Swanson and wife, Tammy, Cawood; three nephews: George Chappell, John Ben Swanson and Josh Ball; one niece, Victoria Swanson; and several brothers and sisters-in-laws, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Visitation is today from 6 to 9 p.m. at Mount Pleasant Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Eddie Huckleby and the Rev. Randy Hoskins officiating.
Burial will follow in Resthaven Cemetery.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Mount Pleasant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.