James A. Swafford

June 18, 1926March 6, 2019

Mr. James A Swafford, 92, 0f Glencoe, passed away March 6, 2019. A celebration of life will be held at 12:30 pm on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Collier-Butler Funeral Home. The Rev. Greg Ellison will officiate. Burial will be at Forrest Cemetery. Collier-Butler Funeral Home in charge of services. Mr. Swafford was a lifelong resident of Etowah County. He served in the U. S. Army during WWII and received the Purple Heart. He retired from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company after 30 years of Service. He also retired for the City of Gadsden as Boat Docks Manager after 20 years of service. He was a friend to everyone. Mr. Swafford was a Christian by faith and member of Kyle Avenue Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings; son, Eddie Swafford; he was married to Kathryn Swafford, mother of his children and Linda Swafford. He is survived by his daughters, Joyce Roberts, and Debbye Harper; son, Taylor Swafford; grandchildren, Keith (Jeanna) Swafford, Sally (Brian) Hill, Andy (Kelly) Swafford, Jed (Alanna) Came, Barbie (Bobby) Jones, and Jimmy (Amber) Harper; 12 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be grandsons. The family would like to thank MICU Nurse Crystal; Dr. Kaleem, and Dr. Kenny Smith. The family requests no flowers. Donations may be made to Kyle Avenue Baptist Church. Family will receive friends from 11:30 am -12:30pm prior to the service Saturday.


  • Visitation Saturday, March 9, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 9, 2019

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Pat McNew

March 8, 2019

We will miss you at Jack's in our breakfast group. We will miss you zipping around the neighborhood in your little car. I wish your family peace in dealing with your passing.