Gregory Paul Swinehart, age 69, of Erwin, passed away on Sunday, December 31, 2021 at Johnson City Medical Center. A native of Elkhart, IN, Gregory is a son of the late Clyde Allen and Ruth Ellen (Sommers) Swinehart. He was an Engineer for CSX Transportation until his retirement and was a member of Ninth Street Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon. Previously, Gregory was a Teacher at Evans Elementary for 5 years. He enjoyed sports and hunting and was a die-hard Volunteer fan for life.
Gregory Paul Swinehart has left behind to cherish his memory: wife of 47 years: Susanne (Kelley) Swinehart; daughters: Sharon Swinehart Miles, Karen Swinehart Key and husband, Andy; granddaughters: Violet Key, Andra Miles; brothers: Gary Swinehart and wife, Patricia, Randy Swinehart and wife, Tessa; brothers-in-law: John C. Kelley and wife, Sue, Frank Kelley; nephews: John Swinehart and wife, Tiffany, Matt Swinehart and wife, Shelley, Chad Swinehart and wife Emily; nieces: Tori Swinehart, Missy Kelley Whitehead and husband, Benji; great-nephews: Lucas Swinehart, Wyatt Swinehart, Caleb Swinehart, Jack Swinehart, John Matthew Swinehart, Dakota Schwenke; great-niece: Jolene Swinehart.
The family respectfully requests the honor of your presence as we offer tribute and remember the life of Gregory Paul Swinehart in a committal service to be held at 10:00 am on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 in Evergreen Cemetery. Pastor Carl Connelly and Reverend John Wilson will officiate. Those attending should meet at Evergreen Cemetery by 9:50 am for the service. Serving as pallbearers will be Richard Hodges, Andy Key, John Swinehart, Matt Swinehart, Lucas Swinehart and Caleb Swinehart.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Gregory’s name to the Ninth Street Baptist Church Building Fund, 310 9th Street, Erwin, TN 37650.
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