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Charles Thomas Lee Swafford

Charles Thomas Lee “Red” Swafford, 69, of Kokomo Indiana passed away Friday, August 9, 2013 at St. Joseph Hospital in Kokomo.

Born September 19, 1943 in Pikeville, he was the son of the late Thomas Lee and Nina Ruth (Thurman) Swafford. He was married to Shirley Faye (Russell) for 36 years before her passing on September 29, 2004.

He was a supervisor for M. Metal Company in Indianapolis and formerly worked at Industrial Salvage and Hunt’s Salvage. He was an avid fisherman and hunter. He was also a member of Ewtonville Baptist Church in Dunlap and a huge supporter of We Care. He liked spending time with his family, enjoyed traveling with his wife and loved sitting on his back porch enjoying the outdoors.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and one sister, Jamie Britt.

He is survived by two sons, Charles Thomas (Leanne “Byrd”) Swafford of Kokomo and Robby Lynn (Deana Stephens) Swafford of Florida; one daughter, Tammy Elaine (Lockhart) Saul of Kokomo; two brothers, Jesse Brownie Swafford of Tucson, Arizona and Perry (Carol) Swafford of Dunlap; five sisters, Janice (Ross) Frew of Pikeville, Beulah (James) Songer and Brenda (Albert) Shoulders of Dunlap, Dianna (Dana) Burham of Florence, Arizona and Edna (Frank) Cope of Pikeville; one grandson, Christopher Thomas Swafford of Kokomo; special companion, Prentis Ivey of Dunlap; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Graveside services were held Monday, August 12 at Albright Cemetery.

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Ellers Mortuary of Kokomo was in charge of arrangements.

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