John Boyd Swaney

July 9, 1935September 25, 2020

Trinity, NC

J. B. Swaney, 85, passed away Friday, September 25, 2020 at Randolph Hospice House following several years of declining health.

J. B. was born in Randolph County, July 9, 1935, a son of the late Reuben Curtis Swaney and Minnie Summey Swaney. He retired from Caraway Furniture after many years of service and attended Christian Fellowship Church. J. B. loved blue grass gospel music and played with the Jordan River Boys and as well as other blue grass groups. He was preceded in death by three sons, Jerry, Rayford and Ricky Swaney and ten siblings.

Surviving are his wife of 65 years, Betty Hulin Swaney; a son, Wayne Swaney and his wife Linda; sister, Edith Small; a brother, Troy Swaney; grandson, Shannon Crotts and a great-grandson, Jake Crotts; numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of J. B.'s life will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in the Thomasville Funeral Home Chapel by Pastor David Hunt and Pastor Claudie Harrison. Burial will follow in Pierce's Chapel Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday from 1 until 2 p.m. The family would like to thank the wonderful staff of Hospice for their loving care of J.B. Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Randolph County.


  • Reuben & Minnie Swaney, Parents (deceased)
  • Jerry Swaney, Son (deceased)
  • Rayford Swaney, Son (deceased)
  • Ricky Swaney, Son (deceased)
  • Betty Swaney, Wife
  • Wayne Swaney (Linda), Son
  • Edith Small, Sister
  • Troy Swaney, Brother
  • Shannon Crotts, Grandson
  • Jake Crotts, Great Grandson
  • Mr. Swaney is preceded in death by ten siblings and leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews.

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  • Hospice of Randolph County


  • Receive Friends

    Monday, September 28, 2020

  • Celebration of Life

    Monday, September 28, 2020


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Martha Bundy

September 28, 2020

Betty & family, I am so sorry for your loss. May God give you comfort as only he can give. JB was a very talented man. He made beautiful music on earth but just think what it will be like in heaven.

Sincere Sympathy,
Martha (McDowell) Bundy

Linda Peace

September 27, 2020

I would like to send my deepest condolences to his wife and family. He has left this world for a much better place and to be with the Lord. Love and Prayers, Linda Peace and Family

Dorothy Grainger

September 27, 2020

JB will be missed dearly. His love for music and sense of humor was a tribute to the great personality that he had. To his wife Betty and the rest of the family, you have our sincere condolences and letting you know that he is in Heaven with God and the rest of the family that's already gone.. Love and Prayers, Lessie (Auman) Myers and Family

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