Charles Vernon Swink

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Charles Vernon Swink, 68, Stotesbury, Mo. passed from this life on Oct. 29, 2016 at his home in Stotesbury following a lengthy illness. Charles was born Oct. 20, 1948 in Nevada, Mo. to Charles Herman and Claudia Maxine (Finney) Swink. He was united in marriage to Cheryl Ann Rayburn on June 18, 1980 in Miami, Okla. and she preceded him in death on Dec. 26, 2014.

Charles was raised in the Richards and Stotesbury area. He attended school in Richards and graduated from Richards High School in 1966. Following high school Charles served in the United States Army for 22 years achieving the rank of Sgt. First Class. During his time in the service he did two tours of duty in Vietnam and also was stationed in Germany, Australia, and Central America. Upon his return to Vernon County he worked at the Nevada State Hospital, Key Work Clothes in Nevada, and the City of Nevada until his retirement in 2002. Charles was a member of the Nevada Eagles Lodge No. 3770, and the American Legion Post No. 2.

Survivors include his children, Lynna Overman, Moundville, Mo., Jackie Vinzant, Richards, Mo., Charles K. Swink, Nevada, Mo., Rebecca Pruett and her husband Benjamin, Blue Springs, Mo., Connie Swink, Stotesbury, Vernon Swink, Stotesbury; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Sharon Bogan, Hume, two brothers, Earl Swink, Stotesbury, and J.D. Swink, Hume, Mo.; numerous nieces, and nephews. In addition to his wife, Cheryl, he was preceded in death by his parents, and one grandson, Keaton Charles Swink.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada with Pastor Roger Beach. Interment will follow in East Liberty Cemetery, Stotesbury, Mo. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday evening at the funeral home.

Those who wish may make contributions in his memory to Children's Mercy Hospital in c/o Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.

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