James Jackson Swain

james swain
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. To place a condolence online, please visit www.grocefuneralhome.com

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  1. Jay, Todd and Ware,
    Prayers are with all of you! I visited Uncle Jimmy a few times when visiting my son n Black Mountain. He was a special person and I thought a lot of him. I only wish I had taken more time to visit more often. For that I am sorry. It’s sad that the Swain cousins don’t really ever see one another. I do plan on attending the service.
    Pat Swain Smith – daughter of Paul (Buck) Swain

  2. So sad to learn of his passing, we will miss Uncle Jimmy. He was so generous and helpful to our family when we were trying to relocate to the Asheville area. I am ashamed to say that we didn’t keep in touch as we should have, but we treasure the memories of our last few visits with him. I will especially remember our rabbit hunt with his beagles. To Jay, Todd, and Ware, our prayers are with you and may the peace of the Holy Spirit of Christ sustain and encourage you.

  3. Jay, Todd, Ware and families, I am so sorry for your loss. Jim was a good neighbor and friend. I admired his determination to live his life independently. Despite his health problem requiring 24/7 oxygen, he would scoot around, drive his truck and mow grass on his riding mower. I especially liked our conversations and hearing his stories. I am thankful to have had him as my neighbor.

  4. Jay Todd Ware and all families , I just saw the paper today I am so sorry for your loss . jep and I are think of you all

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