CHAFFEE - Jackie Lester Swinford, 53, died at 10 a.m. Dec. 21, 2007, at the Heartland Care and Rehab in Cape Girardeau.
Born Feb. 6, 1954, to Lester S. and Blanch Lee Mandrel Swinford of Brownwood, he was employed a driver with a local trucking company. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he was a member of the Chaffee Veterans of Foreign Wars 3127, the Chaffee Elks 1810 and the Cape Girardeau Eagles Aerie 3775. Also he was affiliated with the Methodist church.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, John and Tina Swinford, Nick and Jessica Swinford and Blaine and Morgan Swinford of Chaffee; one brother, Gary Swinford of Brownwood, three sisters, Fran Warren of Fruitland, Phillys Newberry of Arab and Trudi Swinford of Brownwood; and seven grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. Dec. 26 until time for services at 6 p.m. Dec. 26 at the First United Methodist Church at Chaffee. The Rev. Frank Hustead will officiate. A VFW service will follow at the Chaffee VFW Post 3127.
Burial will be at a later date.