June 24, 1962 ~ October 4, 2017

Born in: Buncombe Co., NC,
Resided in: Alexander, North Carolina

Charles "Chuck" Wayne Swiger, 55, died Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at the Hospice Solace Center after a brave battle with cancer. A lifelong native of Buncombe County, Chuck was born June 24, 1962 to his late parents, Wayne Marion and Evelyn Peterson Swiger. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Chuck was a graduate of Asheville High School where he was on the varsity football and baseball teams. He enjoyed driving race cars on the Asheville Speedway, Kingsport, Newport and other area tracks. He was sponsored by friends this summer to try the "big track" at Charlotte Motor Speedway where he drove at over 150 miles per hour. He also enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle and poker night with his friends. Chuck has been employed for many years by United Rentals delivering and returning construction equipment rentals. He recently won national Driver of The Year by this company and was awarded the issuance of a new truck with his name on it. Chuck, for the past 18 years, has also held a part time job on weekends and holidays with Ingles where he delivered groceries to their stores throughout a 4-state region. Chuck is survived by his daughter, Stacy Griffin; his best friend of 17 years, Greg Stephens; former wife Cheryl Swiger; Betty Mull, who he considered his "mom"; and many loving friends and family. A funeral service will be held at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. The Reverend Jeff Moore will officiate with burial to follow in Green Hills Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to CarePartners Hospice, PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813.

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  1. We are so sorry to hear of Chucks passing. We both went to school with him and really enjoyed his friendship. Chuck was an awesome person, he truly loved Stacy and took care of her like she was his own. Not many men would do that. Our thoughts and prayers are with family and friends.

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  2. Chuck, I really enjoyed our time together, bike nights, CBA meetings, working together at the VA poker run, you were on eof my favorite customers that I considered a good friend.. You will be missed but not forgotten.

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  3. Chuck’s incredible attitude battling cancer was an inspiration. I can’t imagine how he felt inside but he kept up a sunny disposition every time I saw him. I really appreciated his support and belief in our motorcycle awareness program. I’mm miss you Chuck. God’s Peace to his friends and family.

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  4. Family, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Chuck. He will be greatly missed. Family, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  5. I had no idea Chuck was sick. Family I am so sorry for your loss. Chuck was a wonderful person. I got to work with him at Ingles. I know he will be greatly missed.

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  6. Chuck…so glad you are no longer suffering and in Heaven with your parents and friends who have passed. You were an inspiration to so many without even knowing it! You fought the good fight and now it is time to rest peacefully until we all see you again soon! You will greatly missed and thanks for taking such good care of my BFF Stacy! Love you man!

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  7. Nothing but fond memories of a GOOD man, that knew Jesus. I’ll always remember him dancing with the broom at the Fiddlin Pig, and how he enjoyed fireworks. I take comfort in knowing I’ll see him again in glory. He was awesome, and the Lyda’s were so wonderful to him. I saw him the night before he died, and he was in caring hands and ready to go.

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  8. RIP Roadrunner…I didn’t know my ol friend had passed till yesterday…! To his family…I am so sorry for your loss…he was a GENUINE friend to me and I will TRULY miss him. I will be praying for ALL of you and may God keep you wrapped in His loving arms during this sad time.

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  9. Oh Chuck, i just heard yesterday that your’re gone.
    Thank you for the great year at your Familiy. Thank you for being such a very good guest dad.
    I remember many goog times together, my first american bbq, the ride with the truck to Charlotte, my prom, my graduation, the easter Hide (in the tree) and so many laugthers and things you’d gave to me.
    We’ll see uns again…..in haeven.

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