Charles Schweain

Tuesday, November 11, 2003

Charles "Tommy" Schweain, 59, of Jackson passed away Sunday, Nov. 9, 2003, at his home. He had valiantly struggled with cancer 14 years.

He was born June 24, 1944, in Cape Girardeau, son of Riley and Mayme Wallace Schweain. He and Toni Friedrich were married Nov. 3, 1962. They celebrated 41 years of marriage this month.

Tom attended Central High School in Cape Girardeau. He worked 15 years for the former Purolator Courier in Cape Girardeau, owned and operated the former American Dispatch Corp., and had been an over-the-road truck driver.

He was a member of First Baptist Church in Jackson and the Russell Hall Sunday School Class.

Loving survivors include his wife, Toni; a son and daughter-in-law, Chuck and Taryn Schweain of Cape Girardeau; two daughters and sons-in-law, Cherie and Curtis Lukefahr and children Lane Thomas and Alexis Grace, all of Daisy, and Nikki and Eric White and children Jacob Grant and Kaitlyn Nicole, all of Jackson.

Also surviving is a brother, Jerry Schweain of Jackson; four sisters, Betty Rohmann of Scranton, Pa., Mary Niemann of Gordonville, Candy Gottfried of St. Louis, and Hazel Hampton of Wappapello, Mo.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers, John Riley Schweain Jr. and Clarence Schweain.

Friends may call today from noon to 2 p.m. at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at the funeral home, with the Rev. Rocky Tallent officiating. Burial will be in Russell Heights Cemetery.

Memorials may be given in Tom's memory to the "We Can" Support Group at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Contributions will be received at the funeral home or may be mailed directly to the hospital.

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