Scott Swanton

June 10, 1966 - February 9, 2024
Scott  Swanton



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Scott Swanton, born on June 10, 1966, in Asheville, NC, passed away on February 9, 2024, in Asheville, NC, at the age of 57.

Scott was an individual with a wide range of interests and passions. He found solace and joy in exploring the rich history of Appalachian culture, particularly through his love for Christian Harmony and Appalachian History. Scott had an insatiable appetite for knowledge and could often be found engrossed in studying various subjects. His love for music knew no bounds, as he appreciated and embraced all genres.

Scott is survived by his daughters, Rachel Swanton of Fletcher, NC, and Anna Swanton of Laramie, WY. He also leaves behind his cherished grandchildren, Mani Ogles, Lily Ogles, and Myah Christofferson. Scott’s sister, Cindy Jones and her husband Phillip Jones of Sebring, FL, as well as his best friend, Larry Beveridge of Asheville, were an important part of his life and will miss him dearly.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jerry Swanton, and his mother, Betty Ledbetter Swanton. Their memory will forever be held close to Scott’s heart.

Private family services have already taken place to honor Scott’s life. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family through treasured memories.

Scott Swanton will be remembered fondly by all who had the privilege of crossing paths with him. May he rest in eternal peace.

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  • February 26, 2024
    Anita Rice Metcalf says:
    Scott was my high school friend and classmate. I have very fond memories old and new. We had reconnected on Facebook & his humor & heart was still the same. I miss him greatly as I’m sure you do.

  • February 26, 2024
    Paula Roberts says:
    Scott was a great friend to all at Rughy and West. He always had something funny to share. He will be missed. Prayers for his children and grandchildren whom he loved so much!

  • February 17, 2024
    Annette Brown Hudson says:
    I was Scott's elementary music teacher at Etowah Elementary in 1976. He was keen to teach me about shape note singing. In more recent times he was a facebook friend. He kept us informed about local shape note singings. We attended one recently thanks to Scott. He was a sweet and gentle soul. Now he must be teaching shape note singing to the angels. Heaven is richer.

  • February 13, 2024
    Rachel swanton posted an image:
    Dad at the grove park
    Dad at the grove park

  • February 12, 2024
    Don Wiley says:
    Scott helped me to learn how to disagree without bitterness...a lesson I need to work on every day. Thank you dear Brother.