AMerican Veteran 11

James A Swafford Jr.

August 13, 1953 ~ July 27, 2020 (age 66)


James “Jim” A Swafford Jr., age 66 of Hammond, IN passed away on Monday, July 27, 2020, with his loving wife at his side.

Jim is preceded in death by his sons, James “Jimmy” A Swafford III and Robert “Bobby” K Swafford Sr; parents James and Marie Swafford Sr; father-in-law Robert Braswell.

He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Theresa Swafford; daughter Cassie Gumienny; siblings Tommy (Lorraine) Swafford and Joann (Tom) Textor; in-laws Lena Braswell and Michael (Denise) Windle; grandchildren Brittany (Kenny) Urnik, Misty Swafford, Robert K Swafford Jr., Ian Swafford, and Mia Jane Jackson; great-granddaughter Cirilla Urnik; numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, uncles, cousins, and his four legged companion, Cinnamon. 

Jim was a loving husband, dad, brother, uncle, papa, and friend to many. Jim was a US Navy Veteran who served and protected our country and retired from Inland Steel.

Friends may meet with the family on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 from 4-8pm at White Funeral Home, located at 921 W 45th Ave Griffith, IN. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 10am at White Funeral Home, burial to follow at Elmwood Cemetery in Hammond, IN.

Due to the Covid-19 concerns, it is required that all attending wear face masks and please practice safe social distancing.

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August 5, 2020

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
White Funeral Home
921 W. 45th Avenue
Griffith, Indiana 46319

Funeral Service
August 6, 2020

10:00 AM
White Funeral Home
921 W. 45th Avenue
Griffith, Indiana 46319

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