Gene J. Swafford

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Gene J. Swafford, age 82, of LaVergne, TN, passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2014.

Funeral services will be Thursday at 1:00PM at Woodfin Chapel in Smyrna. Brother Bill Thomason will officiate. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens with military honors.

Mr. Swafford is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Lucy Perigo Swafford; sons, Jay Swafford and his wife Donna of Springfield, TN and Wayne Swafford and his wife Regina of Mt. Juliet, TN; daughters, Darlene Dalton and her husband Ken of Smyrna, TN and Anita Henley and her husband Randy of LaVergne, TN; brothers, David Swafford and his wife Joyce of Lyles, TN and Tyrone Swafford of Nashville, TN; grandchildren, Nichole, Jackie, Chelsey, Alaina, Kelci, and Crawford; and two great grandchildren, Rylee and Lauren along with many nieces, nephews and cousins. He is preceded in death by his parents, Josiah Hurt Swafford and Lola Mai Fakes Swafford; and two brothers and three sisters.

Mr. Swafford was a Deacon of LaVergne First Baptist Church. He was a proud veteran having served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a retired fabricator with Quality Industry and had also worked with Iron Workers Local 492.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00PM to 8:00PM and Thursday from 11:00AM to 1:00PM all at Woodfin Chapel in Smyrna.

Online condolences can be made at

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