John Wesley "Wes" Swope

September 29, 1961 ~ October 27, 2022 (age 61) 61 Years Old
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John Wesley “Wes” Swope, age 61 of Botetourt County, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, October 27, 2022.

Wes was born in Roanoke, Virginia September 29, 1961 and lived in the Roanoke Valley the past eight years. He was the son of the late John H. Swope and Margie A. Hale Swope.

Wes was a golf professional most of his life and enjoyed fishing and classic rock music in addition to golf. He was a member of the Professional Golfers Association.

In addition to his parents, Wes was preceded in death by his brother, Jimmy King. He is survived by his son, Michael Swope of Colonial Heights; and sisters: Sharon (John) Stanley of Atlanta, and Carolyn Young of Roanoke; nieces: Katie (Sean) O’Donnell, and Melissa Stanley. 

Family and friends may gather to visit and share memories of Wes from 5-7pm Tuesday, November 1 at Rader Funeral Home, 630 Roanoke Road Daleville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to League for Animal Protection, PO Box 561, Fincastle, Virginia 24090.

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Gathering of Family and Friends
November 1, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Rader Funeral Home
630 Roanoke Rd.
Daleville, VA 24083


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