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Charles David Swearingin Sr. (October 19, 1935 – July 7, 2018)

Charles David Swearingin Sr. 82, of Wood Heights, Missouri, went to be with the Lord Saturday, July 7, 2018.

Charles was born October 19, 1935 in Ray County to Orbria and Eva Swearingin.

Charles was a lifelong resident of Excelsior Springs, Missouri. He was a kind, loving, compassionate man. His wife, children, grandchildren, and his nieces and nephews were his pride and joy.

Charles was a carpenter by trade. He built lots of beautiful homes. He also worked at Cook’s Paint. Charles and his family lived in Prathersville, Missouri from 1954-1975 where he served as a deputy in the 1960’s. He also served his community as a volunteer firefighter. He joined the Prathersville Bible Church in 1952. He served as deacon, song leader and youth leader. He loved his church family.

Charles married his sweetheart, Joyce J. (Jones) Swearingin on October 25, 1953. They met while working at Louge and Short Drug Store.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and a son-in-law.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Joyce Swearingin of the home; daughter, Kathryn Wachter of Excelsior Springs; son Charles and Marcy Swearingin Jr.; granddaughter Brooke and Sterling Granger of Harrison, Arkansas; grandson: Christopher Swearingin of Troy, Missouri: two brothers: Glenn and Carol Swearingin of Excelsior Springs, and Earl and Cheryl Swearingin of Lawson, Missouri; sister: Betty and Dean Barton of Excelsior Springs; and sister-in-law: Wanda Kennedy of Mosby, Missouri. Charles also leaves many nieces, nephews and extended family.

Visitation for Charles will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 10 at Bross and Spidle Funeral Home in Excelsior Springs.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at the funeral home with burial to follow at Crown Hill Cemetery.

Donations in memory of Charles may be made to American Heart Association.

Arrangements provided by Bross and Spidle Funeral Home of Excelsior Springs.

By Standard Staff • StandardStaff@leaderpress.com

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