David Wilburn Swayney,Jr.

Born: Tue., Jul. 14, 1959
Died: Sat., Aug. 22, 2015


Visitation

6:00 PM to 11:00 PM, Mon., Aug. 24, 2015
Location: Straight Fork


Funeral Service

2:00 PM Tue., Aug. 25, 2015
Location: Straight Fork


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David Wilburn Swayney, Jr. 56, of the Big Cove Community of Cherokee, NC passed away unexpectedly following a brief illness at the Cherokee Indian Hospital.

David was the son of the late David Wilburn, Sr. and Katie Calhoun Swayney both of Cherokee, NC.  He was a handyman and made his way through self employment.  He was a member of the Straight Fork Baptist Church but had attended Rock Springs Baptist recently. He was a good Father and friend to those who knew him.  He will be missed by all.

He is survived by his two children Davina Swayney Ricco and husband Sal of Surprise, AZ and Christopher Swayney and wife Rosemarie of Sylva, NC; brothers, O.D. Swayney; sisters, Shirley Cloer, of Bryson City and Clara Driver of Cherokee; aunts, Waneema Driver, Marie Taylor Swayney and Inez Swayney Wolfe all of Cherokee; brother-in-law, Albert "Junior" Sluder and 2 grandchildren Gray and Gunner Ricco of Surprise, AZ.

David was preceded in death by sisters, Kathy Wolfe and Brenda Sluder.

A visitation will be held on Monday, August 24, 2015 at the Straight Fork Baptist church from 6PM to 11PM with a funeral service at 2PM the following day of Tuesday, August 25 2015.  Pastor Charles Ray Ball and Pastor Greg Morgan will officiate the services.  An immediate burial will follow the service in the Swayney Family Cemetery with pall bearers being Roland Bradley, Buck Cloer, James Driver, Jr., Steven Watty, Two Leaf Sluder and Billy Lambert.


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lee and Janet Jolly
   Posted Sun August 23, 2015
Sorry for your lost. David was a outstanding man, enjoy being around him even if was a for a short time. May God be with all the family

LEE AND JANET JOLLY





Sonja McCoy
   Posted Sun August 23, 2015
I wish I had wonderful words that could take away your sorry. I have known David for many years. He was always a kind and caring man during those years. I will truly miss him being in this world.

Gail Barker
   Posted Sun August 23, 2015
I wanted to tell you how sorry my family is to hear of the passing of David. We are a neighbor in the Twin Forks RV park. David was a kind and gentle man, and we will forever miss him. Please know our prayers, and thought will be with you in the coming days. David, Gail and Dylan Barker

CHARLEEN AND WILLIAM CLARK
   Posted Sun August 23, 2015
I CAN SEE YOU ON YOUR MOUNTAIN WITH YOUR BACKSACK AND FISHING POLE, NO MORE PAIN OR DEPRESSION. YOU WERE OUR FIRST CHEROKEE FRIEND AND YOU WOULD TELL US THE CHEROKEE WAY. YOU WERE THE FIRST AT THE DOOR WHEN SWEETS CAME OUT OF THE OVEN. DAVID WE WILL MISS YOU BUT IT IS YOUR TIME TO SOAR AND BE HAPPY CHARLEEN AND BILLY CLARK

Teresa McCoy
   Posted Mon August 24, 2015
When I was little, Davey and I played together. When we grew up we shared those memories. I will remember those memories and smile when I think of him. Bless you David Swayney, and bless your family too.

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