Donald Ray Swing
June 23, 1947 -
October 10, 2016

Visitation

October 12, 2016
5:00 until 8:00 p.m.

Service 

October 13, 2016
10:00 a.m.

Interment

Obituary

Funeral services for Donald Ray Swing, age 69, of Fayetteville, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, October 13, 2016 at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Jeremy Hudgins and Bro. Billy Langford officiating. Burial will follow in Kirkland Cemetery. Mr. Swing passed away Monday afternoon at Huntsville Hospital.

Mr. Swing was a native of Petersburg, TN, and was the son of Kathryn and the late Ray Swing. He retired from Bellsouth, was a member of the Kirkland Baptist Church, the Andrew Jackson Masonic Lodge #68, and a Vietnam Veteran.

In addition to his mother, survivors include daughter Jerusha (Kenneth) Counts; son Brad (Emily) Swing both of Fayetteville; grandchildren Whitney Counts of Denver, CO, Blake Swing and Bryleigh Swing both of Fayetteville; sisters Joy (David) Hereford of Pelham, AL and Pam (Dennis) Welch of Petersburg TN; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his father, Mr. Swing was preceded in death by his wife Darlene Swing.

Visitation with the family will be 5 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at Higgins Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Kirkland Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.

 

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16 Comments

  1. Roy Yeager

    So sorry to hear this. Don was a long time friend. My most sincere condolences.

    Reply
  2. David Walker

    So sorry to lose Don, I enjoyed working with him at BellSouth in the early seventies. He was a great guy!

    Reply
  3. Darryl Cox

    Don and I went to the Dyersville Farm Toy show together in 1989. Brad was just a young boy. He came several times to our West Tennessee Farm Toy show. He was a wonderful person and friend and will be missed in the farm toy family. I am so sorry for your loss. RIP Don

    Reply
  4. Amy Osteen

    So sorry about Don
    May you feel God’s loving arms around you.
    .

    Reply
  5. Kim Halcomb Cowart

    Brad, Emily and family, I’m am sorry to hear of your loss. May God be with you during this time to provide comfort.

    Reply
  6. Audrey and James King

    Brad and Emily,
    We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Mr. Don. We know all too well the feeling of losing a parent and are praying for you and your family.

    Reply
  7. Audrea Edwards

    I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. Don was a very nice Christian man, always kind. He will be missed by so many. Pray God will comfort you and give you grace, cherish your memories.
    In Christian Sympathy,
    Audrea E.

    Reply
  8. Joe and DeLois Thompson

    Pam,
    I never knew Don was your brother. I am so saddened to learn of his passing. Don ate supper with us a lot at the round table at the Fried Tomato. May God wrap His loving and comforting arms around the family at this time.
    With Sympathy,
    Joe and DeLois Thompson

    Reply
  9. Diana Brooks McBay

    Jerusha, Brad and families, so sorry for you heartache… may you find comfort and peace in knowing your parents are joined again hand in hand walking the streets of Heaven…their memories will forever keep them alive in your hearts.

    Reply
  10. Candice Robinson & Family

    Brad & Jerusha:
    We are so sorry about the loss of your dad.He was a sweet man & a great friend.He will be miss by everyone who knew him.We love you.We are praying for the family.

    Reply
  11. Candice Robinson & Family

    Brad & Jerusha:
    We are so sorry about the loss of your dad.He was a sweet man & a great friend.He will be miss by everyone who knew him.

    Reply
  12. Joyce Kelso Johnson

    Jerusha, Kenneth and Whitney I am so sorry for your loss. I did not know Mr Swing but feel I know you all through Bill and Chelsea. Your family will be in my prayers.

    Reply
  13. Roger Scoggins

    My wife Angela and I send our deepest sympathy to the family. Don was truly one of the best friends that I have ever known. I met him 50 years ago at Kelly AFB in Tx and we spent a year in Vietnam together. He became even more than a friend from then on he is not only my “brother”; but a brother in Christ. We experienced many priceless moments together during those times. Thru it all he is always “Don” just who he is. He remained a kind, considerate,down to earth country boy with those values that you didn’t shake up. When I think of our times spent together I always just have to smile because as true friends are ; we didn’t have to talk to or see each other every day but when we did it was as if we had never been apart. I already miss him terribly just to know that he isn’t at the end of the phone but happy to know that he was ready and he is now in heaven with Darlene. Love you Don!!

    Reply
  14. Nancy B.Weir

    My sympathy to Don’s family. Don was a good friend and will be missed. RIP Don.

    Reply
  15. Ginger Hardison

    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time of loss.

    Reply
  16. Jimmy and Janice Towry

    Our sympathy goes out to the family in the loss of your loved one. Don has been a friend for many years and will certainly be missed. May God grant you peace and comfort during this time.

    Reply

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16 Comments

  1. Roy Yeager

    So sorry to hear this. Don was a long time friend. My most sincere condolences.

    Reply
  2. David Walker

    So sorry to lose Don, I enjoyed working with him at BellSouth in the early seventies. He was a great guy!

    Reply
  3. Darryl Cox

    Don and I went to the Dyersville Farm Toy show together in 1989. Brad was just a young boy. He came several times to our West Tennessee Farm Toy show. He was a wonderful person and friend and will be missed in the farm toy family. I am so sorry for your loss. RIP Don

    Reply
  4. Amy Osteen

    So sorry about Don
    May you feel God’s loving arms around you.
    .

    Reply
  5. Kim Halcomb Cowart

    Brad, Emily and family, I’m am sorry to hear of your loss. May God be with you during this time to provide comfort.

    Reply
  6. Audrey and James King

    Brad and Emily,
    We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Mr. Don. We know all too well the feeling of losing a parent and are praying for you and your family.

    Reply
  7. Audrea Edwards

    I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. Don was a very nice Christian man, always kind. He will be missed by so many. Pray God will comfort you and give you grace, cherish your memories.
    In Christian Sympathy,
    Audrea E.

    Reply
  8. Joe and DeLois Thompson

    Pam,
    I never knew Don was your brother. I am so saddened to learn of his passing. Don ate supper with us a lot at the round table at the Fried Tomato. May God wrap His loving and comforting arms around the family at this time.
    With Sympathy,
    Joe and DeLois Thompson

    Reply
  9. Diana Brooks McBay

    Jerusha, Brad and families, so sorry for you heartache… may you find comfort and peace in knowing your parents are joined again hand in hand walking the streets of Heaven…their memories will forever keep them alive in your hearts.

    Reply
  10. Candice Robinson & Family

    Brad & Jerusha:
    We are so sorry about the loss of your dad.He was a sweet man & a great friend.He will be miss by everyone who knew him.We love you.We are praying for the family.

    Reply
  11. Candice Robinson & Family

    Brad & Jerusha:
    We are so sorry about the loss of your dad.He was a sweet man & a great friend.He will be miss by everyone who knew him.

    Reply
  12. Joyce Kelso Johnson

    Jerusha, Kenneth and Whitney I am so sorry for your loss. I did not know Mr Swing but feel I know you all through Bill and Chelsea. Your family will be in my prayers.

    Reply
  13. Roger Scoggins

    My wife Angela and I send our deepest sympathy to the family. Don was truly one of the best friends that I have ever known. I met him 50 years ago at Kelly AFB in Tx and we spent a year in Vietnam together. He became even more than a friend from then on he is not only my “brother”; but a brother in Christ. We experienced many priceless moments together during those times. Thru it all he is always “Don” just who he is. He remained a kind, considerate,down to earth country boy with those values that you didn’t shake up. When I think of our times spent together I always just have to smile because as true friends are ; we didn’t have to talk to or see each other every day but when we did it was as if we had never been apart. I already miss him terribly just to know that he isn’t at the end of the phone but happy to know that he was ready and he is now in heaven with Darlene. Love you Don!!

    Reply
  14. Nancy B.Weir

    My sympathy to Don’s family. Don was a good friend and will be missed. RIP Don.

    Reply
  15. Ginger Hardison

    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time of loss.

    Reply
  16. Jimmy and Janice Towry

    Our sympathy goes out to the family in the loss of your loved one. Don has been a friend for many years and will certainly be missed. May God grant you peace and comfort during this time.

    Reply

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