He was well known for his love of bluegrass music, people and most of all his family.
He was also known for his great sense of humor and could bring a smile to anyone he met.
He was the son of the late Luther Swallows. He was also preceded in death by his brothers: Gene and Robert Swallows.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Swallows, of Cleveland; daughter, Elaine Hembree; granddaughter, Beth Hembree; and mother, Margaret Swallows, all of Cleveland; brothers: Edward Swallows, J.B. Swallows, Ray Swallows, Junior Swallows, Earl Swallows, Jack Swallows and Joby Swallows; and sister, Mary Ann Sims, all of Polk County; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
A Remembrance of Life service will be held at 1 p.m. today, July 19, 2012, at the North Chapel of Jim Rush Funeral Homes with the Revs. Charles Moore and David Evans officiating.
Interment will follow in the Cofer Cemetery with Tommy Swallows, David Swallows, Johnny Croft, Frankie Baker, Perry Suits and Tony Phillips serving as casket bearers.
You may view and sign the guest book at www.jimrushfuneralhomes.com.