Lee Swink

Published 10:45 am Tuesday, June 27, 2017

┬áROANOKE RAPIDS – Hugh Lee Swink, 79, of Roanoke Rapids went to be with his Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at his residence.

Lee was born April 10, 1938 in Cherryville, NC to the late William Charles Swink and Lola Tessner Swink. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth Swink and Benny Swink; and seven sisters, Louise Bridgers, Marthel Philbeck, Dorothy McNeilly, Helen Owensby, Catherine Swink, Betty Bowen and Janis Carpenter.

Lee retired from WestPoint Stevens in Roanoke Rapids as a mechanic. He loved spending time at the lake, gardening, NASCAR, beating the competition at the local turkey shoots, and above all spending time with his family. He was known as Gee Gee to his grandchildren. Lee was a very loving person, and hardworking.

Lee is survived by his wife of 57 years, Ramona Vann Swink; his sons, David Swink and his wife Nina of Roanoke Rapids, and Glenn Swink and his wife Joy of Nashville; his grandchildren, Lauren Bright and her husband Ben of Sunbury, Jacob Swink and his wife Elizabeth of New Bern, and Hunter Swink and Colton Swink, both of Nashville; his sister, Joyce Dedmon of Shelby; his brothers, Edward Swink and his wife Linda of Mooresville and A.V. (Shorty) Swink and his wife Linda of Grover.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 in the chapel of Hockaday Funeral and Cremation Service in Roanoke Rapids. Burial will follow in Cedarwood Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at Hockaday Funeral and Cremation Service and other times at the home of his son, David.

Online condolences may be sent to www.hockadayfs.com.