Bright-Holland Funeral Home

2601 Lamar Ave, Paris, TX


Billy Dale Swain

July 8, 1960May 8, 2020

Billy Dale Swain, 59, of Sumner, passed away at his home on Friday, May 8, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. The family will schedule memorial services at a later date. In following Billy’s wishes, Bright-Holland Funeral Home transferred him to the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School for research.

Billy, the son of Billy Clyde & Montez Marris Swain, was born July 8, 1960, in Paris. In 1978, he graduated from Paris High School. At a young age he began working at his father’s garage, Bill Swain’s Garage, where he remained for over thirty years. As a teenager he began playing in the Outlaw Blues Band, which performed on Gene Rader’s radio show. Later he played lead guitar with the Lightening Ridge Band. For the last twelve years he was a truck driver with his son, Billy J. Swain, and was known by most truckers by his CB radio handle “Lee Rider”.

He was a member of Emberson Baptist Church where he had been music director. Billy was a member of the Paris Police Reserves, the Paris Rodeo & Horse Club, the Elks Lodge, the Eagles Lodge, and was a huge part of Woodall Field, participating as a coach, commissioner as well as other positions.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Billy & Montez Swain, uncles & aunts, Johnny & Betty Swain, Sarah & Joe Dennie, and James Swain.

Survivors include his wife, Teresa Garoutte Swain, whom he married on Dec. 6, 1996, children; Billy J. Swain & wife Tara of Paris, Jessica Swain of Paris, his late in life child; Madelin Swain of Sumner, Stephen Wood & wife Stephanie of Lavine, AZ, Tony Wood & wife Janesse of Queen Creek, AZ, Aimee Wood of Glendale, AZ, and Sara Hintz & husband Levi of Gilbert, AZ, grandchildren; Briley Swain, Beau Swain, Avery Davis, Tralee Davis as well as seven grandchildren in Arizona, his sister, Marcia Ball & husband Bob of Paris, nieces; Brittany Moreland & husband Jimmy and their daughter, Makinley, of Powderly, April Ball of Paris, and Candace Ball of Paris along with a plethora of friends.


  • Family Directed Memorial Service will be posted at a later date.


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Cynthia Alexander

May 14, 2020

Always had uplifting posting everyday on Facebook, I will miss this daily. It would alway's make my day after reading. God Bless the Family .

Eddy Kropp

May 12, 2020

Rest In Peace my friend in the arms of the Lord.

Donna (Sanders) Blanton

May 11, 2020

Dear Marcia & the Swain Family:
We are so sorry to hear about Billy’s recently passing. May you & yours have comfort in Jesus through these days ahead as He’s the real, true “peace within”.
I miss you Marcia & pray you are well. We’ve had fond memories back when we were in high school together. I met your little brother years ago, he was a kind fellow, like his sweet sister. To God be the Glory Forever,
With sincere deepest sympathy,
Donna (Sanders) Blanton
White Oak, TX

Timothy Swain

May 11, 2020

Love you Cuz

Brad Allison

May 10, 2020

Billy always a friend! I'm going to miss you buddy! I will always be looking for your invitation to come to church! I would have accepted if not that I had a home church I already attend. Thanks for the invite though! I will see you in the big church in the sky someday! Your friend and brother always! Brad

Stephen Price

May 10, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss, my prayers are for you and your family.

David Lawrence

May 10, 2020

We shared many years of friendship and I was always proud to share a stage with you. Life is just way too short.

Tina Gordon

May 10, 2020

RIP my sweet friend! Prayers for your family, though we all know you’re no longer in pain it’s hard to see you go!! ❤️❤️❤️

Jonathan Conder

May 10, 2020

Godspeed, brother! You were a great talent, and a great human being, as well as a great friend to anyone and everyone who knew you with respect. Prayers up high for your earthly family and friends here, and praises that you get to see Jesus in advance of us here! Until we meet again...

Jessica Swain

May 10, 2020

I love u daddy always and forever !! 😘


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