Tony Grogan

Published 5:22 pm Thursday, November 6, 2008

Born in Ireland, he was the son of the late Denis Owen and Roma Grogan. He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force.

Grogan moved to Tryon in 1996, having come from Taylors, S.C. He was a member of Taylors First Baptist Church and was also a member of the Polk County Gun Club.

Surviving include his wife, Pat Nichols Grogan; one son, Shaun Grogan of Clarksville, Tenn.; one daughter, Kim Swayngham of Landrum; and one sister, Carmel Boston of England. Also surviving are six grandchildren, Amber, Taylor, Shaun Denis, Hunter, Parker, and Tyler.

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A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008 in the McFarland Funeral Chapel in Tryon with Dr. Ernest Carswell officiating.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. prior to the service on Tuesday.

Military rites will be held by the Polk County Memorial Burial Squad.

An online guest register may be signed at

McFarland Funeral Chapel of Tryon is in charge of arrangements.

‐ paid obituary