Mr. James W. Swoape, age 60 of Manchester, Tennessee passed away, Sunday, March 15, 2015 at Stones River Hospital in Woodbury, TN.
Funeral Services will be held Friday, March 20 at 2 PM at the Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home Chapel.
Visitation with the family will be Friday, from 12:00 PM until service time at Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home.
Burial will follow at Bethany Cemetery.
Mr. Swoape, a native of Tullahoma, was the son of the late Jessie W. and Virginia Blanche Swoape.
He worked as a brick mason and also drove trucks. He was a U S Navy veteran and served in Vietnam. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and drawing/painting pictures. He also enjoyed playing cards, chess, dominoes and checkers.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Joe Swoape.
Mr. Swoape is survived by one son, Josh Swoape and his wife, Jacqueline of Manchester; one adopted son, Jimmy Swoape of West Plains, MO; two adopted daughters, Jessica Southerland and Sheirie Posey, both of West Plains, MO; two sisters, Susan Snow of Woodbury and Connie Willis and her husband, Gordon of Tullahoma; two nieces, Angela Bowden and her husband, Jason of Tullahoma and Candie Knox and her husband, Robert of South Pittsburg; one nephew, Thomas Farrar and his fiancé, Glenda of Woodbury and one granddaughter, Jocelyn Swoape.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the memorial fund at Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home.