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Obituary for John William Swink

John William Swink, 81, passed away Thursday, August 31, 2017 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center surrounded by his family.

John was born in Burke County, NC on January 26, 1936 to the late Pink Swink and Lola Canipe Swink. He proudly served his country for over twenty years in the United States Marine Corps, serving in both Korea and Vietnam. John enjoyed traveling and camping, but the Marine Corps was his passion. John was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather who will be greatly missed.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, September 5, 2017 beginning at 12:00 PM at Seymour Funeral Home followed by a service to celebrate John’s life at 1:00 PM with Rev. Tom Hoogerland and Bill Garner officiating. Interment will follow at Eastern Carolina State Veterans Cemetery.

John is survived by his wife, Margaret Gantt Swink; daughter, Connie Vazquez and husband Jose of Goldsboro; sons, John W. Swink, Jr. and wife Cathy of Pennsylvania and Jimmie W. Swink of Goldsboro; grandchildren, Joseph R. Vazquez, Anthony R. Vazquez, John W. Swink, III, Christy Rice (Randy), Emily Splitt, and Wesley Splitt (Stephanie); and seven great-grandchildren including: Jiraiya R. Vazquez, Zaria Vazquez, and Anthony R. Vazquez, Jr. He is also survived by seven sisters and three brothers.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers.

Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions may be directed to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517.

John would want to leave you with these words, “Once a Marine, Always a Marine” and “Semper-Fi.”

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.seymourfuneralhome.com.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Tuesday

5

Sep

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service

1300 Wayne Memorial Drive
Goldsboro, NC 27534

Funeral Service

Tuesday

5

Sep

1:00 PM
Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service

1300 Wayne Memorial Drive
Goldsboro, NC 27534

Interment

Tuesday

5

Sep

2:00 PM
Eastern Carolina State Veterans Cemetery

164 Long's Plant Farm Road
Goldsboro, NC 27534


Memorial Contribution

Wounded Warrior Project

PO Box 758517 Topeka, KS 66675-8517
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