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Melvin Swift

Wayne Swift

February 26, 1935 June 2, 2019

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Obituary for Wayne Swift

NEW CUMBERLAND, WV – Melvin Wayne Swift, of New Cumberland, passed away peacefully Sunday, June 2, 2019, at Curahealth Heritage Valley Beaver following a lengthy illness. He was 84.

A lifetime area resident, he was born in Newell, February 26, 1935, a son of the late Stanley and Dora Barrett Swift. For 25 years, he worked at the former Crucible Steel Company with computers and later in the payroll department. A member of the Wells High School Class of 1953, he was a member of the West Virginia State Championship basketball team.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and served from 1954 to 1957. A faithful member of the First Church of the Nazarene in East Liverpool, he was a member of the choir and was a Sunday school teacher. At one time, he had attended the Newell and Chester Churches of the Nazarene.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra Day Swift, whom he married November 14, 1981. He also leaves a sister, Orwina June Swift Parrish of New Braunfels, Texas, as well as a niece, Sandra Tubb, and several cousins, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Friends may visit Thursday afternoon and evening at the Dawson Funeral Home where the family will be present from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Dr. Robert Sylvies and Rev. Henry Joiner, brother-in-law, will conduct a funeral service Friday at 11:00 a.m. at the First Church of the Nazarene in East Liverpool where friends may visit one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be at Locust Hill Cemetery where the Tri-State Veterans Burial Group will conduct military honors.

Following the service, friends and family will gather at the First Church of the Nazarene for fellowship.

Memorial tributes may take the form of contributions to the First Church of the Nazarene, 670 Walnut Street, East Liverpool, OH 43920.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, June 6th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Dawson Funeral Home
    215 West Fifth Street
    East Liverpool, Ohio
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    Thursday, June 6th, 2019
    2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Second Visitation

    Thursday, June 6th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Dawson Funeral Home
    215 West Fifth Street
    East Liverpool, Ohio
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    Thursday, June 6th, 2019
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Service

    Friday, June 7th, 2019 | 11:00am
    First Church of the Nazarene
    670 Walnut Street
    EAST LIVERPOOL, OH
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    Friday, June 7th, 2019
    11:00am
    Officiant
    Dr. Robert B. Sylvies
    Co-Celebrant
    Pastor Henry Joiner
  • Interment

    Friday, June 7th, 2019 |
    Locust Hill Cemetery
    County Highway 5
    Chester, West Virginia
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    Friday, June 7th, 2019
  • Reception

    Friday, June 7th, 2019 |
    First Church of the Nazarene
    670 Walnut Street
    EAST LIVERPOOL, OH
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    Friday, June 7th, 2019
    immediately following the service at the cemetery

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You are in our thoughts and prayers! Sandra, thinking of you!
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Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
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Shela Kay Foltz

Sandra, I am so sorry to hear this. I pray that our Lord will comfort your heart today and in all the coming days!
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Sandy Tubb

Those we love remain with us for love itself lives on, and cherished memories never fade because a loved one’s gone. Those we love can never be more than a thought apart, far as long as there is memory, they’ll live on in the heart. My Uncle Wayne will stay in my memories the rest of my life. The love never dies and the memories of laughter and fun whil never fade. What a wonderful man! The world is missing an intelligent Christian man. Stay strong Aunt Sandra.
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Andy Daniels

Dear Sandra,
I am sorry for your loss. I have very fond memories of golfing with Wayne. All the best and prayers.

Andy Daniels
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