Buford Lee Swindell

Born: Thu., Nov. 17, 1938
Died: Thu., Jan. 28, 2021


2:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Sun., Jan. 31, 2021
Location: Church of the Nazarene

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Mon., Feb. 01, 2021
Location: Church of the Nazarene

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Buford L. Swindell, 82, passed away on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at his home.  He was born on November 17, 1938, in Sparta, Tennessee, to Ralston and Gertrude (Barnes) Swindell.

Buford was an electrician and retired from Anchor Hocking Glass in Winchester, after 38 years.  He was a member of the Phi Delta Kappa in Winchester.  Buford enjoyed fishing, bowling, hunting, NASCAR, WWE wrestling, and most of all spending time with his grandchildren, great grandchildren, sisters, and family.

Buford is survived by his son, Gary (Kathy) Swindell of Dunkirk; two daughters, Connie (Randy) Riggle of Dublin, IN and Darlene Gay (Joe) Thornburg of Parker City Indiana; six sisters, Margie Roberts of Sparta, TN, Mollie Clark, of Sparta, TN, Wanda Fay (Tub) Huston of Sparta, TN, Edna (Dean) Moland of Winchester, IN, Barbara (Loyd) Dunn of Sparta TN, and Liz (Bob) Willson of Spring Hill TN; 10 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren; a step daughter, Kathy Hollowell; and two special friends, Juan (Amanda) Vazquez and Shawn (Pauletta) Hummel.  Buford had numerous friends and neighbors who loved him.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Marilyn Swindell; his second wife, Beverly Swindell; a step daughter, Mary Ellen Jackson; two sisters, Birdie Ellen Gooch and Ruby Marcum; and two brothers, Gerald Swindell and Dallas C. Swindell.

A service to celebrate Buford’s life will be at 1:00 p.m., on Monday, February 1, 2021, at the First Church of the Nazarene in Winchester, with Pastor Danny Hines officiating.  Burial will follow at the Fountain Park Cemetery in Winchester.

Friends and family may call from 2-5 p.m., on Sunday January 31st, at the church.  Thank you for all the prayers, food, flowers, cards, and your thoughts as the family goes through this difficult time. 

Walker Funeral Home in Winchester is entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.walkerswinchester.com.

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Joey French
   Posted Fri January 29, 2021
im so sorry for your loss. So many memories from the bowling alley, fishing derbies and even stopping in just to chat. He will be missed by many, continued prayers going to his family. May he rest in Peace.
Joey, Mason, Gracie, Alex and Caleb French

Anthonette Hendricks
   Posted Fri January 29, 2021
So sorry for this loss. I'm praying for his dear family. Let the Holy Spirit comfort you all.
Anthonette (Womack) Hendricks

Virginia Hargrove
   Posted Sat January 30, 2021
So sorry to hear about Buford! He was a good friend of my dad's, Dallas Wright. Thinking of the family.

Jeff and Mary Clark and family
   Posted Sat January 30, 2021
Connie, Gary, and Gay: May God comfort you and your families at this time. I can remember spending Christmas Day dinners with all of you, and I know my Uncle Buford was a man who loved his family.
My Dad and Uncle Buford were close, as I know all the Swindell siblings are. He will be missed.
Prayers and sympathy with you all.
With love,
Jeff and Mary and family

   Posted Sun January 31, 2021

Buford is no longer suffering. He is in a better place. Thinking of all of you at this very sad time. May all the good memories you've made over the years help you through this difficult time. Thoughts and prayers to the family.

Charlie and Chris Sloan
   Posted Mon February 01, 2021
So very sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.