Thomas Lee Swafford


Thomas "Tom" L. Swafford, a longtime resident of Rockwall, TX, and Canton, TX, passed away May 30, 2019, at the age of 73. He was born January 2, 1946, in San Antonio, TX, to Max and Bennye (Harper) Swafford. Tom graduated from Texas Tech with a degree in Mathematics and went on to serve his country in the United States Navy from which he later retired as a Vietnam Veteran. He enjoyed playing the guitar, banjo, and piano and loved guns. Tom raised his sons as a single father and later met his second wife, LaVenda, whom he married in Rowlett.

Tom is survived by his son: Jeff Swafford of Frisco, TX; son-in-law: Joe Rodgers of Rockwall, TX; grandchildren: Jake Swafford of Chicago, IL, and Julia Bryce Swafford of Frisco, TX; sister: Gayle Niss and husband Dave of Boulder, CO; aunt: Nedra Swafford Pilant of San Antonio, TX; sister-in-law: Amanda Simmons and husband Craig; brother-in-law: Rick Castleberry and wife Linda; his first wife and the mother of his children: Cheri Swafford of Vieria, FL; and numerous cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife: LaVenda Swafford; son: Steve Swafford; brothers: Mark and Mike Swafford; and his parents.

Funeral services will be held Friday, June 14, 2019, at 10:00 am at Reflections at Rest Haven Funeral Home-Rockwall Location. Interment will follow at 3:00 pm at Walnut Springs Cemetery in De Berry, TX. A gathering for family and friends will be Thursday, June 13, 2019, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the funeral home.
Published on June 4, 2019
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