Earl Clay Swift


Mr. Earl Clay Swift, age 77, Elizabethton, TN, passed away Thursday, April 14, 2016 at the Hillview Health Care Center.
Mr. Swift was born in Avery County, NC and son of the late William Butler & Ada Warren Swift. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Pauline Irick Swift; brothers, Ray Swift, Jim Swift, Willis Swift, and Paul Swift; and sisters, Kate Sweezy, Francis Epperly, and Imogene Greene.
He was a United States Army Veteran and retired from American Air Filter. He enjoyed farming and hunting in his younger days and loved to restore and repair automobiles.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Debbie & Eddie Kennedy, Brentwood, TN; grandchildren, Jessica and Lyndon Kennedy; sister-in-law, Martha Swift; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 10:00-11:00AM Monday April 18, 2016 at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home. Graveside services will follow at New Victory Methodist Cemetery with Reverend Garland James officiating.
Pallbearers will be family & friends.
The family would like to thank Hillview Health Center for its care and compassion over the last six years.
Memorial donations may be made to New Victory Methodist Church Cemetery, 682 Telford New Victory Rd, Telford, TN 37690

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04-18-2016 Jeanie Kyker
Debbie you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I know Clay has not been himself for a while but it is hard to give them up no matter what. I love you.
04-17-2016 Mark and Kelley Kennedy
Dear Debbie, Eddie and family, We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
04-16-2016 James Cathelyn
We are sorry for your loss and are praying . for you. Please let us know if we can serve you in any way. Calvary Baptist Church Elizabethton, TN. 37643 225 Holly Lane 423 542 5033 or office @calvaryonline.net you Rev: Brad Warren Pastor Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you. 2Thessalonians 3/13
04-16-2016 Carolyn Mc Daniel Rogers
Dear Debbie and Family, I am Frances' daughter, and although I will not be able to attend Uncle Clay's funeral, I will be there in spirit and prayers. Janet is in Paris and cannot attend either, but sends her condolence, too. I always considered your Dad and Uncle Ray my big brothers - your Dad was only 7 years older than I am. I have fond memories of summer vacations with them. I know the last years of his life was not pleasant - much like my Mom's. But the final Good-bye is still difficult. They are at peace now. May your good memories give you strength and comfort. With Love and Sympathy, Carolyn (Mc Daniel) Rogers and Family P.S. I am sending Martha a donation to the cemetery.


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