Rev. William Ivan Swain, Sr., was born on July 29, 1949 and passed away on Apr. 4, 2019 in a local hospital at the age of 69. He proudly served his country in the United States Marines. He was an evangelist, traveling all over the United States, sharing the gospel for over 30 years. He loved to spend his free time hunting and fishing. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and he will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Veronica Swain; children, Ivan Swain, Jr. and wife, Anna of Starks, Seth Swain of Iowa, Regina Marie Swain of Kinder and Jodi Fruge and husband, Dustin of Iowa; grandchildren, Nicholas, Madisyn, Ian, Drake, Wyatt and Bella; great granddaughter, Avery.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ivan Swain and Marie DeVore Swain.
Family received friends from 5-8 p.m. Monday, Apr. 8 at Riley Smith Funeral Home in DeQuincy. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Apr. 9 at the funeral home. Rev. Adrian Littlefield and Rev. Wayne Neyland officiated. Interment followed at Marlow Cemetery in Marlow.
Arrangements were handled by Riley Smith Funeral Home, 1810 W. Fourth St., DeQuincy.