James Swafford

19320104 –

 20180721

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Services for James Swafford, age 86, of Lubbock will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers with Barry Ezra officiating. Interment will follow in Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park under the direction of Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. The family will receive friends at Lake Ridge Chapel today, July 24, 2017 from 6 pm to 8 p.m. A tribute of James’s life may be found at www.memorialdesigners.net, where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for his family.

James passed from this life at home in Lubbock after a lengthy illness on July 21, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents, Loys and Gladys Swafford of Rome, Georgia, and Brycen Hill of Lubbock.

He was born January 4, 1932, in Heflin, Alabama, where the family farmed until 1950. At that time he moved with his family to Rome, Georgia.  He enlisted in the US Air Force in 1951 and was stationed at Reese AFB in Lubbock until 1953 and served a year in Korea.  After returning from the war, he married Sylvia Wright on May 8, 1954, in Lubbock.  They lived in Austin until James was honorably discharged in 1955, then making their home in Lubbock.  He worked at Sears Roebuck retiring after 32 years.  He was Customer Service Operations Engineer.  James’s special joy was his grandchildren and their special interests.  He loved home, fast cars and riding motorcycles.

James was a member of the 78th & University Avenue Church of Christ.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Sylvia; son, Tony; daughter Sharla Hill; and granddaughter, Shrae Hill, all of Lubbock; brothers, Charles Swafford and wife, Marie of Lindale, Georgia, Lee Roy Swafford and wife, Robin of Rome, Georgia; sisters, Barbara Howren and husband, Slugger of Rome, Georgia, Betty Dillingham and husband, Jackie of Silver Creek, Georgia, Phyllis Ledford and husband, Dennis of Silver Creek, Georgia; a brother-in-law, Ronald Wright and wife, Pat of Lubbock; and a number of nieces and nephews.

We love you James and always will! Husband, Dad, GranDad, Brother and Uncle.

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5 thoughts on “James Swafford”

  1. Gina Byars Perry

    Rest in Peace sweet man! I so enjoyed our late talks about cars ,cigars, life ,loss and just everything. Im so glad I met you. Its a special time when you share the end of someones life. I will see you on the other side where we will dance with the angels ,at the foot of Jesus Christ,our Lord. Prayers for all your friends and family who will miss you so much!!

  2. Many hugs and prayers are sent for your family. I only knew James for a few years, but what I can say is this man would do anything for his family. Sylvia, Sharla and Shrae… love you to the moon and back. I’m glad Grandee is loving on Brycen in their Heavenly home.

  3. Dear Family,
    I wish to express my deepest sympathy in the loss of your loved one. When a family member or a close friend dies, our pain and grief can be unbearable. We feel helpless.The Bible’s promises give comfort and hope.”And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”- Revelation 21:4. I hope this will give your family comfort and hope. If you would like to know more about what the Bible promises, please visit: jw.org free of charge or obligation.
    With Deepest Sympathy,Kristy

  4. Love to the family from a good Sears friend and co-worker. You ” dun good” my friend !!

  5. I worked with Jim at Sears from 1973 to 1978. I was just part time, Jim made all of us feel special. I always felt he was an honorable man. May your happy memories of him be of comfort to you in these difficult days.

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