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Eddie Schwettman

Obituary for Eddie Schwettman

August 20, 1935 - April 30, 2022
Murray, Kentucky | Age 86


Mr. Eddie Schwettman age 86 of Murray, KY passed away peacefully Saturday, April 30th, 2022, at The Farms in Puryear, TN.
Mr. Schwettman was born August 20, 1935, in Egypt Mills, Missouri, to the late Edward Schwettman and Freida Baker Schwettman.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Margie Dillingham and one brother, Edward Schwettman.
Eddie was a 1957 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University where he earned his bachelor's degree in physical education and biology. He was a member of the sigma chi fraternity.
He was an army veteran and an avid Murray State Racer basketball fan and supporter.
His hobbies included coaching youth sports, playing golf and working in his yard. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Murray.
Mr. Schwettman was a professional poker player by trade, winning numerous poker events and tournaments including the 1981 World Series of Poker.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia Webb Schwettman of Murray, Kentucky, they married on December 30, 1963, in Dickson, Tennessee; one daughter, Leslie Schwettman of Murray, Kentucky; two sons, Tom Schwettman and wife Danielle of Murray, Kentucky and Craig Schwettman and wife Lorri of Murray, Kentucky; seven grandchildren, Logan Schwettman and wife Holly of College Grove, Tennessee, Madison Talton and husband Zach of Bowling Green, Kentucky, Taylor Lovett and husband Elliott of Orlando, Florida, Garrett Schwettman and wife Lindsey of Bowling Green, Kentucky, Will Schwettman of West Palm, Florida and Logan Parker and wife Jaclin of Irondale, Alabama, Landon Arnett of Mayfield, Kentucky; seven great grandchildren, Nelson and Graham Schwettman, Sadie and Samuel Talton, Bodhi and Violet Schwettman and Ella Schwettman.
A Funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Thursday, May 5, 2022, at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home & Cremation Services. Rev. Jim Stahler will officiate, and burial will follow in the McLemoresville Cemetery in McLemoresville, Tennessee. Visitation for family and friends will be from 5-8 p.m., on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home & Cremation Services.
The family request that expressions of sympathy go to Asera Care Hospice, 1939 Cedar Street, McKenzie, Tennessee 38201.
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