He was a member of St. Elmo United Methodist Church in Georgetown, and was employed at Bradley/Cleveland Services.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Elice Swafford; and two brothers: David Swafford and Roy Gene Swafford.
He is survived by two daughters: Melissa Pope of Jacksonville, N.C. and Tammy Holiday of Hollywood, Fla.; one son, Gus Swafford Jr. of Boston, Mass.; two sisters: Doris Erin of Cleveland and Elizabeth (Booker) Woods of Georgetown; one brother, Scott (Diane) Swafford of Cleveland; five grandchildren; uncle and aunt, Robert and Mary King of Atlanta, Ga.; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; and dear friends: Miss Princess Brown and Jeff Brown.
A Graveside service will be held Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Spring Creek Cemetery in Riceville with the Rev. George Sadler officiating.
Services of loving memory entrusted to M.D. Dotson and Sons Funeral Home.
Words of comfort may be submitted at www.mddotsonandsons.com.