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William Burr Swarts

November 28, 1932 September 15, 2018
William Burr Swarts
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William Burr Swarts, born November 28, 1932, in Wichita Falls, Texas, to Alexander and Florence Smith Swarts, passed away September 15, 2018, in Houston, Texas. Bill grew up in Wichita Falls with a younger sister, Lucile (Sis) Lucas, and younger brother, Albert Swarts, both of whom predeceased him.

Bill was a graduate of North Texas State College and held a master’s in Library Science from East Texas State University. After a stint in the Army, Bill spent a year as a school librarian in the Texas Valley.

In 1974 Bill joined a traveling crew with HandiClean, selling cleaning supplies to businesses from Texas to Minnesota, a job he held for 16 years. After moving to Houston to live with brother, Albert and sister-in-law, Margaret he continued to sell products for Handiclean getting around town by foot and bus.

Bill was a dedicated member of Saint Paul Presbyterian Church, almost never missing a church service and enjoying the Interpreter’s Bible Sunday School Class and the Pastor’s Tuesday Bible Study.

Bill is survived by his sister-in-law, Margaret Swarts; four nieces, Katherine Swarts, Deborah Swarts, Teri Howell and husband Mark, Leslie Moore and husband Jason; two nephews, Joel Lucas and Stephen Lucas.

A Graveside Service will be held on Friday, September 21, 2018 at 10:45 a.m. at Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas 77038. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. in the Miller Funeral Chapel, 7723 Beechnut, Houston, Texas 77074.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Saint Paul Presbyterian Church or the charity of your choice.

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10:45 AM 9/21/2018 10:45:00 AM
Houston National Cemetery

10410 Veterans Memorial Drive
Houston, Tx 77038

Houston National Cemetery
10410 Veterans Memorial Drive Houston 77038 Tx
United States





2:00 PM 9/22/2018 2:00:00 PM
Miller Funeral Services

7723 Beechnut St
Houston, TX 77074

Miller Funeral Services
7723 Beechnut St Houston 77074 TX
United States

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