Robert “Bobby” Swank, 66, of Billings, MT passed away January 15th, 2020. Bobby was born in Billings, MT on May 14, 1953 to Floyd and Betty Swank. Bobby married his wife Linda in 2002. Bobby loved his children and his family and is leaving behind many who will miss him. Bobby was kind, compassionate and loved animals.
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Bobby always marched to the beat of his own drum. He had natural talent, and by age 16 he was playing his first gig on the drums at the Spur Bar. Bobby became an accomplished musician and played alongside Marty Haggard, The Alibi Band, The Gairrett Brothers, Crow Country, and Bobby Chitwood. He loved to golf and made his hobby into his career doing what he enjoyed at Pryor Creek Golf Club. Bobby loved to make people laugh and cared about those around him. Bobby touched many, both in life and in death. Thanks to Bobby being an organ donor, he has given the gift of sight to two individuals and he would be thrilled to know a little bit of good could come from his death.
Bobby is survived by his wife Linda of Billings, MT, his son Colby Swank of CA, daughter Jenica Swank of CA, and son Rudy Swank, stepdaughters Heather (Dave) Ducharme of MN, and Kurstin (Nik) Macroglu of AZ. He was grandfather and great grandfather to 15, and had numerous loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends who will greatly miss him. Bobby is predeceased in death by his parents and his daughter Shandye Swank.
Cremation has taken place and a celebration of life, memorial dinner, and music will be held February 15th, at the Heights V.F.W. at 5:00 P.M.