William Archie (Bill) Swink, 74, Johnson City went home to be with his Lord Friday, May 10, 2013, in the Johnson City Medical Center.
A native of Washington County, he was a son of the late Woodrow Fred and Lena Mae Blevins Swink. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years Shirley Gouge Swink, July 20, 2009.
Bill was a graduate of Science Hill High School and attended East Tennessee State University. He was retired from the Johnson City Power Board. He was a faithful member and deacon of Cedar Grove Baptist Church. In his earlier years he enjoyed working on antique cars.
Survivors include three sons a daughters-in-law, Keith & Gayle Swink and Mark and Shawn Swink all of Johnson City, and John and Rebekah Swink, New Market, Tenn; six grandchildren; two brothers, Mike Swink of Atlanta, Georgia, and Terry Swink, Johnson City, and several nieces and nephews.
A service to celebrate the life of Bill Swink will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bill McDaniel officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2013, in Roselawn Memorial Park. Music will be provided by Terry Wood, Gary Rice and James Hill, violinist. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday will be Keith Swink, Mark Swink, John Swink, Mike Swink, Terry Wood, Terry Hamilton, Tony Gouge, Mike Gouge, Jonathan Huckaba ,and Terry Hamilton. Honorary pallbearers will be Terry Swink, Paul Wood, Gary Rice, Bob Massey, John Cansler, Kevin Huskaba and his church family. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Memorial Funeral Chapel, 212 N. Main Street, Elizabethton is in charge.