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SWAFFORD, Thomas "T. J." (1940 - 2019)

SWAFFORD, Thomas "T. J." (1940 - 2019)

Mr. Thomas “T. J.” Swafford, 78, of Barbourville, passed away Monday afternoon, February 25, 2019 at his home.  He was the son of the late Bev and Amanda Mills Swafford born on April 20, 1940 in Knox County.

T. J. was a former truck driver and of the Baptist faith.  He enjoyed playing cards, spending time with his dogs, Bella and Rocket and watching Gunsmoke, Andy Griffith and wrestling.

On July 1, 1978, he united in marriage with Carrie Partin and to this union a son was born.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Ester Parrott; four brothers, Marvin, Joe, Ellis and Bill Swafford and his in-laws, Leffel and Nadine Adams Partin.

Survivors include his loving wife, Carrie Swafford of Barbourville; a son, Cody Swafford of Barbourville; a nephew, John Parrott of Bailey Switch; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Shirley Gibson, Thursey Belcher, Robert and Penny Partin, Charlie and Gail Centers and Ricky and Nicki Hammons; several nieces and nephews; among other loved ones and dear friends.

His funeral service will be conducted in the chapel of the Knox Funeral Home Friday, March 1 at 2 P.M. with Rev. Jim Ballard officiating.  He will be laid to rest in the Adams Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be Robert Partin, Ricky Hammons, Randall Hammons, Jaxton Hammons, Dustin Centers and Junior Messer.  Serving as honorary bearers will be Charlie Centers, Jim Tom Foley, Dr. West and Rodney Smith.

Friends may call at the funeral home Friday after 12 noon Friday until the funeral hour.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Knox Funeral Home.

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