Richard  Sanford "Dick" Swinson, Jr.
Richard Sanford "Dick" Swinson, Jr.
  • September 18, 1932 - February 20, 2013
  • Goldsboro, North Carolina

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“Ricky, sorry to hear the loss of your father. May the Lord give you peace and comfort in this time of need. ”
1 of 12 | Posted by: John Pippin - Fremont, NC

“i shared this story of mr.dick on facebook. he got on me all the time and sometimes in humor but when i deserved it... i learned from this great man...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: stuart a kornegay - rosewood, NC

“a wonderful man! will miss talking too mr. swinson. my prayers too mrs jane and the family. they dont make great men like this anymore. ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: stuart a kornegay - rosewood, NC

“Jane, We were sad to hear of Dick's passing. We know you are surrounded by the love of children and grandchildren. God Bless. Joanne and Gorden ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: Joanne and Gorden Harrdll - NC

“Jane and Family...Dick will be missed in the Rosewood Community. We are so sorry for your loss and will miss seeing him. Take care and we will keep...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Eugene & Beth Jones - Goldsboro, NC

“Dick was a good friend and when you saw him he always stopped and talked and was happy to see you. We have always loved the Swinson family. We hope...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Glenn and Myra Spell - Princeton, NC

“To Nell and family--my sympathy to all of you at this sad time. My thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: Ceia Wene - Goldsboro, NC

“My thoughts and prayers are with the Swinson family. ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Brenda Mitchell Smith - Goldsboro, NC

“Semper Fi Marine ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: Dama Sean Williams - Goldsboro, NC

“You have my condolences for the loss of your father. ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Steve Squires - Chapel Hill, NC

“Richard and Sandra, I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Swinson's passing. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers during this time and the...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Phyllis Edwards - princeton, NC

“Dick was a good man, working with his hands, always busy. I wish we had known him better for the time he spent with us. When we heard today of his...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: De Lockamy - Goldsboro, NC

Richard Sanford "Dick" Swinson, Jr., 80, passed away on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center surrounded by his family.

Dick was born in Hampton, Virginia on September 18, 1932 to the late Richard Sanford Swinson, Sr. and Bonnie Young Swinson. He retired from the United States Marine Corps. Dick was an active member of Pine Forest United Methodist Church. He lived a life of dedication to his family and friends, and to his community. He served his community many ways from working for the booster club at Rosewood High School to his work with the Fork Fire Department.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at Pine Forest United Methodist Church with Rev. Vann Spivey officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military honors.

Dick is survived by his wife of 48 years, Jane Whitley Swinson; daughter, Nellie Gray Browder and husband Donnie of Atlantic Beach; sons, Ricky Swinson and wife Sandy of Princeton, Bill Swinson and wife Andrea of Gibsonville and Edmund Swinson and wife Karel of Greenville; three granddaughters, Whitley Browder, Katey Swinson and Olivia Swinson; and brothers, Owen Swinson of Indiana, Coral Swinson of Portsmouth, VA, George Swinson of Smithfield, VA and William Swinson of Colorado.

Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to Pine Forest United Methodist Church, 867 South US Hwy. 581, Goldsboro, NC 27530 or Kitty Askins Hospice Center, 107 Handley Park Court, Goldsboro, NC 27530.

The family will receive friends Friday, February 22, 2013 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home and other times at his home.

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