Mr. Raymond C. Swink, 87, of Eclectic, passed away March 10, 2021. He was born February 10, 1934.
Funeral service will be Tuesday, March 16 at 12 noon at Linville Memorial Chapel with Rev. Johnnie Wood officiating. Pall bearers will be Clint Byrd, Christopher Swink, Chandler Byrd, Noah Aultman, Aaron Aultman, Ross Swink, Jimmy Swink and Bobby Holmes. Honorary pall bearers will be Jase Swink, Billy Eller and Jeffery Purcell. Burial will follow in Old Watson Chapel Cemetery, Linville Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory directing. Visitation will be Monday, March 15, from 5 to 7 pm at Linville Memorial Funeral Home.
He is preceded in death by his son, Barry Alan Swink; his parents, Duncan Ray Swink and Nora Lee Swink; and siblings, Ross Swink (Lillian), Monroe Swink (Myrtis), Helen Holmes (Joe) and Mary Johnson (Oscar).
He is survived by his wife of 63-1/2 years, Ann Swink; children, Johnny Ray Swink (Jo Ann), Nora Ann Byrd (Ricky) and Raymond Stanley Swink (Becky); grandchildren, Angie Byrd Aultman (Michael), Clint Byrd and Christopher Swink (Kayla); and great grandchildren, Chandler Byrd, Noah Aultman, Aaron Aultman, Caroline Aultman, Carsyn Byrd, Jase Swink, RJ Clay and Owen Clay.
He was a lifelong member and deacon of Watson Chapel Congregational Church. His hobbies were farming, gardening, fishing and bird and rabbit hunting. He enjoyed spending time with his dogs through the years and watching westerns, especially Gunsmoke. He was an avid fan of Auburn Tigers football. He cherished any time spent with his family. He was always ready to share a story with his friends.
The family extends grateful thanks to Community Hospice for their compassion and loving care shown to Mr. Swink and the family.
Online condolences at www.linvillememorial.com.
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