OBITUARY

Evan Eugene SWINFORD

December 21, 1925December 23, 2020

Evan Eugene Swinford, 95 of Rowlett, Texas passed away on Wednesday, December 23, 2020.

Evan was born on December 21, 1925 in Illinois.

He served his country in the United States Navy.

A private family viewing was held at Ted Dickey Funeral Home.

A graveside burial service will be held on Thursday, January 14, 2020 at 11:00 AM at the Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery.

United States Navy military honors will be accorded.

Ted Dickey Funeral Home in Plano, Texas has charge of arrangements.

Services

  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, January 14, 2021

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Willie Chapman

January 13, 2021

I met Eugene Swinford in the early 70’s soon after earning my journeyman membership in Iron Workers Local Union 481. Through the years we became friends as both iron workers and fellow leaders in the local union. As an iron worker Swinford (most of us called him by his last name for some reason) was a true bridgeman. A term used by iron workers to recognize a true master of the trade. His teaching made many young men, including me, better iron workers and better union members.
As a friend, he was in the top tier on that front as well. When I think of him I remember the way he met you – looking you in the eye with a smile and strong handshake. I like that memory of Swinford. Rest in peace, my friend.
My sincere condolences to the family,
Willie Chapman
Austin

Lisa Griffith

January 9, 2021

I have known Mr. Swinford since 1987 when I went to work at Iron Workers Local Union 481. I loved & admired this man and was glad to call him my friend. My deepest condolences to his family & friends.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY