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In his memory:

Marion R. Swinford
VFP-62 circa 1957-60 (ADJ2)

Updated: May 20, 2023

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Marion - circa. 1957

    Memories and Tributes

  • Mr. Marion Reynolds Swinford, age 85, of Summerville, GA, passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2023.

    Marion was born in Rome, Georgia on January 9, 1938, son of the late William Otto Swinford and Mable Lucille Madden Swinford. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Cynthia Grace Pavely Swinford, son, Troy Douglas Swinford, brother, Paul Swinford, and sister, Carolyn Sims. Marion was employed with Northwest Airlines as the director of maintenance. Marion was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and was a member of the Dixie Stompers line dancers of Rome. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. He was devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend and he will be missed by all.

    Survivors include his wife, Kathy Foster Swinford; son, William Henry Swinford; brother, Mather Swinford (Carolyn); sister, Charlotte Bedwell (Billy Ray); grandchildren, Camron McLaughlin (Linda-Kay), Brittani Swinford (David); great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

    Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2023, at 2:00pm in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel, with the Rev. Nanci Hicks officiating. Interment will be later in Georgia National Cemetery.

    In lieu of flowers, please make contribution to Myasthenia Gravis (MGFA) foundation of America.

  • Webmaster: Marion was one of the early contributors to this website. Down through the years, he brought us photos and documents related to squadron life in the late fifties and early sixties. From correspondence and photos he also shared with me his love for dancing with his wife in various dance groups he belonged to.

    He also posted his love for the navy in his "Guest Log" page 2 #29 on this site. Use the navigation links for "Guest Log" on any major page.

    He will be missed by all of us. Ken Jack

  • After Eastern went under I went to Northwest in Atlanta and Marion had been there for some time and he ended as Director of Mtce, Engine shop. I worked in the hangar and like VFP-62, he was on the line and me in power-plant shop. With detachments overlapping, I didn't get to know him well, but knew him at North West and a very nice guy. I know he was a big contributor of info/photos for our site. John Dwyer ADJ.

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