Paul Edward Swartz, 85, passed away Saturday, October 16, 2021 in Aiken Regional Medical Center. Edward was born near South Fork, Edisto River, Aiken County, SC September 16, 1936. He was the son of the late Julius Paul and Helen Quattlebaum Swartz. Edward graduated from Wagener High School in 1954 and in 1958 received his Batchelor of Science degree from Berry College, Rome, GA. From 1958-1964, he served in the US Army as a Communications Specialist. He was an Educator with the Aiken County School system from 1960-1974 teaching at L.B.C. and a guidance counselor at Jefferson Jr. High. Edward was a former deacon and Sunday School teacher at Bethcar Baptist Church for 40 years.
He served on many boards of directors for organizations including Clemson Extension Service, Farm Bureau and Aiken Conservation District. From 1980- May 2018, he served on the Board of Trustees of Aiken Electric Cooperative; but above all, he was a farmer and saving the Edisto River was his passion. His greatest love was his family and the Lord.
He was predeceased by his parents along with his wife Wanda Fulmer Swartz; a son, Jeffrey Dale Swartz and a grandson, Brantley Nicholas Swartz. Survivors include a daughter Cynthia G Swartz, a son Thomas K Swartz (Tucker), and a daughter in law, Tammy Bolen Swartz all of Wagener; a sister Christine Taylor of Lexington, grandchildren Christopher A Samples of Wagener, Megan Swartz Garvin (Robert), Jamie Elizabeth Swartz (Jayson Black) all of Aiken; Danielle Nicole Swartz and an adopted granddaughter Alaysia Carson of Wagener. Great Grandchildren are Winston Tyler, Maggie Mae and Mallory Taylor Garvin of Aiken and Kennedy Baylor Swartz of Lexington and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, Edward’s wishes were for donations to be made to Connie Maxwell Children’s Home 810 Maxwell Ave. Greenwood, SC 29646, the American Diabetes Association PO Box 7023 Merrifield, VA 22116 or the American Cancer Society PO Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123.
Due to COVID, a memorial service will be held in the Spring of 2022. The family will honor Mr. Edward’s life with a private service. He will be laid to rest beside his loving wife Wanda.
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