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James "Jim" Edward Swift, Jr.

28 April, 193514 October, 2020
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James “Jim” Edward Swift Jr., 85, was called by the Lord on October 14, 2020 to join his parents, James and Elizabeth Swift, sister, Anne Pillow, and brother, Rick Swift. He is survived by his brother, Gerry Swift. Jim leaves behind his wife of 57 years, Carolyn Hall Swift, his daughter, Cheryl McKenzie (Mike), and son, Bart Swift (Alicia). He has 5 grandchildren, Morgan Pittman (Logan), Weston Thompson (Morgan K), Benjamin, Andrew, and Daniel Swift, and a great granddaughter, Reese Elizabeth Pittman.

Jim was a deacon at his home church, Covenant Baptist Church-Collierville and previously served as a deacon at Bethel Baptist, Towering Oaks, and Southland Baptist Church and was a former member of Kirby Woods Baptist Church. As a young man, Jim served our country in the US Army branch of the military. He was retired from the trucking industry as a Teamster’s Office Associate, and worked a number of years in real estate, including owning his own real estate company (Jim Swift Realtors). For the past 20 years, he passionately served as financial guardian to veterans with mental health disabilities.

Visitation will be at Collierville Funeral Home on Sunday, October 18, 2020 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm and a memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm. Burial will be at West Tennessee State Veteran's Cemetery at a later date. In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Covenant Baptist Church- Collierville.

  • FAMILY

  • James and Elizabeth Swift, Parents (deceased)
  • Anne Pillow, Sister (deceased)
  • Rick Swift, Brother (deceased)
  • Gerry Swift, Brother
  • Carolyn Hall Swift, Wife of 57 years
  • Cheryl McKenzie (Mike), Daughter
  • Bart Swift (Alicia), Son
  • Morgan Pittman (Logan), Grandchild
  • Weston Thompson (Morgan K), Grandchild
  • Benjamin Swift, Grandchild
  • Andrew Swift, Grandchild
  • Daniel Swift, Grandchild
  • Reese Elizabeth Pittman, Great Granddaughter

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Mike Williams

October 19, 2020

Jimmy, my first cousin, is 17 years older than I. His Dad and my mother were the youngest of seven children. I remember when Jimmy and Carolyn helped my wife and me purchase our house in Collierville. We still live there after 37 years. Thanks again for the mailbox!

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James “Jim” Edward Swift Jr., 85, was called by the Lord on October 14, 2020 to join his parents, James and Elizabeth Swift, sister, Anne Pillow, and brother, Rick Swift. He is survived by his brother, Gerry Swift. Jim leaves behind his wife of 57 years, Carolyn Hall Swift, his daughter, Cheryl McKenzie (Mike), and son, Bart Swift (Alicia). He has 5 grandchildren, Morgan Pittman (Logan), Weston Thompson (Morgan K), Benjamin, Andrew, and Daniel Swift, and a great granddaughter, Reese Elizabeth Pittman.

Jim was a deacon at his home church, Covenant Baptist Church-Collierville and previously served as a deacon at Bethel Baptist, Towering Oaks, and Southland Baptist Church and was a former member of Kirby Woods Baptist Church. As a young man, Jim served our country in the US Army branch of the military. He was retired from the trucking industry as a Teamster’s Office Associate, and worked a number of years in real estate, including owning his own real estate company (Jim Swift Realtors). For the past 20 years, he passionately served as financial guardian to veterans with mental health disabilities.

Visitation will be at Collierville Funeral Home on Sunday, October 18, 2020 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm and a memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm. Burial will be at West Tennessee State Veteran's Cemetery at a later date. In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Covenant Baptist Church- Collierville.

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