Joe Don Swafford

Joe Don Swafford

March 07, 1934 – December 02, 2021

Joe Don Swafford, age 87 of Rockford, TN went to be with his Heavenly Father Thursday, December 2, 2021, at his home. He was a member of Riverview Missionary Baptist Church in Rockford. Retired from Rockford Manufacturing Company in 1999. Joe also earned his Barber License from Knoxville Barber College in October 1968. Joe enjoyed playing golf, fishing,going on walks and hikes with his friends, Country Music, his coffee and Bruton snuff. In his last years he enjoyed sitting on his deck with the warmth of the sun.

Preceded in death by; parents, Royal Hobert and Ollie Mae Swafford; brothers, Rollie Leon, Samuel, Jake, William Lee, sister Juanita (Cat) Turpin.

Survived by: Sons Ronald (Karen), Joe Allen (Jane), Michael Don, daughter Angela Cates (David). Grandchildren: KassiWebb (David), Matt Swafford (Jeannie), Kayla Swafford, Brian Cates, Brooke Cates, Beau Swafford and Chloe Swafford; 2 Great Grandchildren Luci (Kassi) and Charlie Jane (Matt).Several nieces and nephews. Special Thanks to Tiffany Martin Joe’s caregiver and friend. 

Celebration of Life service to be held at Riverview Missionary Baptist Church, 3709 Sam’s Street, Rockford.  Receiving of Friends from 5:00pm-6:30pm and Memorial at 6:30pm, Tuesday, December 7, 2021.  Reverend Charles Roy Murrell will officiate.  Flowers, and condolences may be offered at Riverview Baptist Church.

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  1. So sorry for your loss. I remember him as so nice and a man of few words. Prayers for you all. Patti Myers-Denton

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