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John Thomas Swafford, Jr.

John Thomas Swafford, Jr., 47, of Pikeville, Tennessee, died Monday, October 18, 2021.

He was a member of Pikeville Church of God. He enjoyed wood carving, fishing and spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his father, John Thomas Swafford, Sr.; grandparents, Earl and Helen Keedy and Elbert and Fannie Swafford; and aunt, Peggy Whittaker.

He is survived by his wife of 14 years, Linda Swafford of Pikeville; children, Katherine Swafford of Crossville, Jeremy (Kursten) Smith of Crossville, Samson Smith of Pikeville, Tobby Smith of Louisiana and Samantha Estes of Knoxville; six grandchildren; mother, Joyce (Buster) Keedy of Pikeville; sisters, Mindy (Eric) McGowan of Pikeville and Tabitha (David) White of Soddy Daisy; brother, Richard (Laura) Keedy of Pikeville; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Ernest & Wanda Beard.

Funeral services were held Thursday, October 21, at 5:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.

Online condolences can be made at

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

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  1. Craig and Mona Goodie on October 28, 2021 at 10:11 am

    We were so sorry to hear about John. He was a good neighbor when he lived next to us. Our condolences to you Linda and the rest of his family.

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