David Stanley Swafford, 69, of Benton, passed away peacefully on September 6, 2020.
He was born on August 19, 1951 to the late Clarence and Edith Swafford. David was a 1970 graduate of Polk County High School and served our country with the United States Army.
A devout Christian and man of God, he was a faithful and long-time member of Shiloh Baptist Church, where he often served many mission trips. David was always willing to help better the lives of his fellow believers and helped with many events at the church including, helping build the new church, driving 100’s of children to Vacation Bible School, taking the Senior Citizens on numerous trips and serving on multiple committees. He always showed up to help when any task needed to be done at the church.
David loved helping his friends and especially his mother-in-law. One of David’s fondest thing to do was traveling with his beloved wife and especially the beach trips with his great-nieces, Sydnee and Maci Vanpelt. He was a true friend and will be missed by all who knew him.
Along with his parents, he was also preceded in death by his grandparents, Harrison and Grace Swafford and Wallace and Mattie Dixon; father-in-law, Buddy Swafford, Sr.
Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Sheila Swafford; daughter, Jennifer (Jared) King; siblings, Danny (Debbie) Swafford, Tommy Swafford, Susan (Terry) Dilbeck, and Kim (Don) Hudgins; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Buddy (Jill) Swafford, Jr.; and special mother-in-law, Margaret Swafford. Several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and a host of friends also survive.
A Celebration of Life service will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 11, 2020 at Shiloh Baptist Church with Pastor Charles Cheatham and Pastor Ryan Potts officiating. Special music will be provided by Stephanie Green and Ty Crumley.
His family will receive friends from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Friday, at the church prior to the service.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at Benton Memorial Gardens with Nick Giordano, Nathan Hudgins, Logan Swafford, Russ Swafford, Jeff Swafford and Tyler Vanpelt serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearer will be Ricky Dilbeck.
Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.HigginsFuneral.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Higgins Funeral Home of Benton.