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James Swain Obituary

James Jackson Swain
James Jackson Swain

October 25, 1933 - December 5, 2017
Born in Forsyth County
Resided in Asheville, NC
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James Jackson “Jim” Swain, of Asheville, passed away Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at his home.

Jim was born on October 25, 1933 in Forsyth County, the son of the late James S. and Zeter Daniel Swain. Mr. Swain was a member of Beverly Hills Baptist Church and Groce United Methodist Church. He was predeceased by 5 sisters and 2 brothers.

Surviving are 3 sons: James J. Swain, Jr and wife Robin, L. Todd Swain of Asheville and W. Ware Swain of Raleigh; 4 grandchildren: Samantha and Jackson Swain and Sydney and Tanner Swain; one brother, Jerry Swain and wife Linda of Wilmington.

Jim was a veteran of the US Army and retired from AT&T after 34 years of service. He was a lifelong member of the Telephone Pioneers of America, having served a term as Chapter President. He was a member of the Haw Creek Lions Club and Mount Mitchell Bear Hunting Club.

Dad was a loving father who deeply cared for his family. He now rests in peace with his Lord Jesus Christ and his loved ones who passed on before him. Dad, your work here is done and you can rest in assured peace until we are all together again!

Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 18, 2017 at 1:00 PM at Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road with Rev. Gerald Davis officiating. Family and friends will be received one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be private in the NC State Veterans Cemetery, Black Mountain.

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Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road
856 Tunnel Road
Asheville, NC US 28805-2010
Monday, December 18, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road
856 Tunnel Road
Asheville, NC US 28805-2010
Monday, December 18, 2017
1:00 PM
Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery
962 Old US Hwy 70
Black Mountain, NC US 28711
Monday, December 18, 2017

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