David Allen Swafford, age 62 of Riceville, passed away Friday, January 29, 2021 at his residence. He was a native of Warren, Michigan and resident of McMinn County most of his life. He spent many years working the farms of Algonac, MI with his grandparents and family. He loved fishing, canoeing, camping and anything outdoors. Fixing small engines was just one of his many talents. He was loved by everyone who met him. He never met a stranger. He was always willing to help others anytime. He was a home town handy man, jack of all trades, and loved to build, clean and mow grass for others. He served four years in the U.S. Army. He loved to garden and share his vegetable with others. He was preceded in death by his father William "Bill" Teets and One daughter, Curby Dione Swafford. Grandparents, Eloise and Walter Maye; Aunt, Aileen Malaga. Father-in-law, Billy Bates.
Survivors; Wife, Billie Jean Swafford of Cleveland
Cody Danielle Swafford and Chad Goins of Cleveland
Mother, Melba Joan Key (Ted) of Athens
Three brothers Tim Swafford (Frances) of Destin, Florida, Danny Swafford of Riceville, Joe Swafford (Tammy) of Athens; One sister, Susan Greene and (Ron) of Michigan; half sister, Tonya Teets of Chattanooga.Granddaughter, Madison "Matt-Matt" Goins; Aunt Ernestine Miekstyn of Spring City. Several nieces and nephews. He also left behind his little side kick Chihuahua "Sugar".
A memorial service will be 6:00 pm Wednesday, February 3, 2021 in the chapel of Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home with Preacher Larry Spence officiating. The family will receive friends from 4-6 pm before the service on Wednesday. Those unable to attend may send condolences to www.laycockhobbs.com/notices/David-Allen Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home will be in charge of the arrangements.