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Bill Swearingen

Bill Swearingen, 70, of Pikeville, Tennessee, died September 7, 2020.

He attended First Southern Baptist Church. He was the butcher for Shipley’s Grocery, Myrtle Lee’s Grocery, Goodlet’s, IGA and Piggly Wiggly for 40 years. He served on the Pikeville City Council where he acted as vice mayor.

He loved his wife of 45 years, his children and his grandchildren. He also loved playing poker with his friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, W.A. Swearingen, Sr. and Janet Collins; step-mother, Mayrene Willis; brother, Jody Conn; sister-in-laws, Ginger England and Beckey Parker; and brother-in-laws, Paul Parker and Billy England.

He is survived by his wife, Ann Swearingen of Pikeville; daughters, Melissa (Joe) Bayless and Rachel (Jake) Brewer, both of Pikeville; son, Jason Kempton of Charlotte, North Carolina; grandchildren, Emily Kempton, Brett Brewer, Drew Kempton and Liam Brewer; siblings, Tyson (Sandra) Swearingen of Sautee, Georgia; Roxanne Beaudet of Ocala, Florida and Dane Ruser of Hilliard, Florida; sister-in-laws, Yvonne (Harry) Moncrief, Jenny (Rex) Ogle, Sheila England and Judy Thurman; brother-in-laws, Rickey England, Perry England and Rick Johnson; and several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions can be made to Putnam-Reed Funeral Home.

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Arrangements are by Putnam-Reed Funeral Home, 1171 Main Street, Pikeville.

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