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Hulon Swink

Hulon Swink, 86, West Plains, Missouri, passed away at 4:10 a.m., Friday, June 9, 2023, at NHC Healthcare.


He was born April 4, 1937, at Marmaduke, Arkansas, to Marlin Swink and Madge Lester.  On January 14, 1957, he was married at Flint, Michigan, to Karen Carpenter.  Mr. Swink worked for General Motors, and he was a minister for over fifty years.  He enjoyed sitting on the golf cart on God’s green acres watching the deer.  He was a much-loved father, and a devout man of God.


He is survived by his wife, Karen, of the family home; three children, Cheryl Bryan and husband, Dana, New Era, Michigan, Lenny Swink, West Plains, Missouri, and Michael Swink and wife, P.J., Maryville, Tennessee; six grandchildren, Nathan Bryan and wife, Katie, Eric Bryan and wife, Ashley, Shaina Garcia and husband, Daniel, Derek Swink and wife, Charish, Kody Swink and wife, Katie, and Taylor Swink; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, Leamon Swink and wife, Katie, and Ronald Swink and wife, Chris; one brother-in-law, Donald Faughn; one sister-in-law, Nelda Swink; extended family friend, James Holloway; and many nieces and nephews.


His parents, three brothers, Gene Swink and wife, Geneva, Gary Swink, and Gordon Swink and wife, Evelyn, and three sisters, Ricca Liles and husband, Coy, Rebecca Light-Pruiett, and Carolyn Faughn, preceded him in death.


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