STEPHENVILLE—At this time memorial services for John D. Swink, 82, will be held at a later date under the direction of Stephenville Funeral Home. John’s wishes were to be cremated.

John was born in Fort Smith, Arkansas to the late William Adair and Elsie Hardcastle Swink.  He married Gleda Fern Pack on Feb. 16, 1973 in Rockwall.  John served his country in the U. S. Air Force, was a member of First Baptist Church, and was a very devoted Christian man.  

He was a retired automation technician, working on off shore oil installations.

Survivors include his wife, Gleda; daughters, Christi and Husband Kerry Lewis of Carlsbad, New Mexico, Becky and husband Billy Chane of Rowlett, TX; grandchildren Bryce Chane of Rowlett, TX, Koby Lewis of Ft. Stockton, TX, Kaci and husband Matt Whitmire,; great grandchildren Layton and Tynlee Whitmire all of Artesia, NM, brother, Daniel B. Swink of Fort Smith Arkansas; and a sister, Leona Pauline Kannada of Pocola, Oklahoma; and several nieces and nephews. 

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