Scott Brian Swiggard

Grapeland, TX – Scott Brian Swiggard, husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend, passed away on March 20, 2024, at the age of 61. Born in Fort Walton Beach, Florida on April 23, 1962, to Carole Lee Swiggard and Harry Francis Swiggard Jr., Scott leaves behind a legacy of love, laughter, and unwavering dedication to his family and community.

Survived by his wife Karen Bleam Swiggard, son Justin Swiggard, daughters Hannah Swiggard, Jenna Lewis and her husband Spencer, Lauren Cornwall and her husband Robert, and Nicole Swiggard, sister Terri Rodriguez, cherished granddaughters Charlotte Grace Lewis and Winona Christine Cornwall, and numerous family members and friends, Scott was a pillar of strength and support to those closest to him.

When his nation called, Scott answered by joining the Air Force, where he faithfully served for 10 years. After leaving the military, Scott worked in the environmental industry and eventually started his own successful air testing company with his wife, Golden Specialty. He also continued the education he began in the Air Force and earned a doctorate in Organization and Management.

Scott had an infectious sense of humor and quick wit that brought joy to all who knew him. His laughter filled every room, and his playful banter could brighten even the darkest of days. His family fondly remembers his hilarious antics, playful spirit, and endless repertoire of jokes, which never failed to bring joy to every moment shared.

As a father, Scott was unparalleled. He was a model of hard work and determination, instilling in his children the values of perseverance and resilience. Scott possessed an innate ability to offer sage advice, heartfelt encouragement, and boundless love to his children, guiding them through life’s challenges and celebrating their successes with unwavering pride. Scott gave the best hugs, wrapping his loved ones in warmth and comfort. He never shied away from holding his daughters’ hands, offering reassurance and support with every gentle squeeze. His affectionate gestures were a testament to his deep love and devotion to his family.

Scott enjoyed listening to music and playing his guitar, finding peace and joy in the melodies he created. He also had a passion for taking care of his bees, nurturing them with dedication. Scott found tranquility and beauty in nature, whether hiking or appreciating the world around him. One of his favorite memories was white water rafting in the Grand Canyon.

A devout Christian, Scott found strength and guidance in his faith, which served as a cornerstone of his life. His steadfast belief in the power of love, kindness, and compassion served as a guiding light for all who knew him. Scott will be deeply missed but never forgotten.

A celebration of Scott’s life will be held on April 2 at 10:00 AM at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 18220 Upper Bay Rd, Nassau Bay, TX 77058.   In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to National Alliance on Mental Illness in Scott’s memory.


  1. Dearest Swiggard Family,
    Many wonderful memories of Scott! I remember meeting on your patio for Bible study. He had a passionate faith. I also remember when the girls were born. He was so proud. I especially thank Scott and Karen for giving my son, Mark, his first job at Golden. You were wonderful bosses and I was so grateful he was working for a family we knew from church.
    My heart is broken for you all. Scott is gone from us too soon. Trusting God to wrap His arms of comfort around you all. Jesus loves Scott and all of you, too, so rest in His arms.
    With love,
    Lisa Hendricks

    Lisa Hendricks
  2. Continued prayers for all of your family. Cling to Jesus and to the wonderful memories you have of Scott.

    Todd & Kellie
  3. Dear Jenna, My heart hurts to hear this. Had i have known or seen this earlier, I surly would have been in attendance at his services. My heart goes out to you, your family and friends. Much love, peace and comfort your way.
    Love, Rita Garrobo

    Rita Garrobo
  4. I knew Scott when we were in high school at Sebring High in Florida. He was sweet, handsome and funny. I had the biggest crush on him and we dated for a while. I’m so sad to hear of his passing but I know he lived life to the fullest.
    I will cherish the fond young memories that I have of Scott. You are missed, with love and peace, Lisa Cameron

    Lisa Cameron

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