Russell Ernest Swafford, Sr.

January 28, 1960 - February 06, 2020

Russell Swafford, Sr.

Russell Ernest Swafford, Sr., 60, of Nederland, died Thursday, February 6, 2020. He was born January 28, 1960, in Tampa, Florida, to Dorothy Ann Phillips and Russell Allen.

Russell was a very loving father and he frequently told his children he loved them. He always had to have his morning coffee. Spending time outdoors camping, fishing, and barbequing were some of his favorite things to do. Russell was also a Miami Dolphins fan. He loved to listen to Christian music and to read his bible.

Survivors include his spouse, Channon Swafford, of Nederland; sons, Russell Ernest Swafford, Jr. and his wife, Laura Drury, of Ragley, Louisiana; Ray Ernest Swafford; and Luke Swafford; step-sons, Zachary Cannon Shoemaker and Mickel Martinez; daughters, Theresa Shoemaker and her husband, Michael; Crystal Loupe and her husband, Darby, all of Nederland; Joyce Swafford Hinz and her husband, James, of Maurepas, Louisiana; Amber Swafford; and Savannah Martinez, both of Nederland; son-in-law, Brandon Cannon; grandchildren, Sheila, Destiny, Daniel Jr., Rebecca, Emily, Abigail, Alina, Elizabeth, and one on the way; great-grandchild, Lily; brothers, Ray Swafford, of Lumberton and Scott Lesson and his wife, Dani, of Minnesota; and sister, Cindy Leeson and her husband, Brian Brest, of Burien, Washington.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Dorothy and Russell; and wife, Janine Swafford.

A Memorial Service for Mr. Swafford will be 2:00 p.m., Sunday, February 16, 2020, at Central Gardens Baptist Church, 114 4th Avenue, Nederland. Cremation arrangements for Mr. Swafford were handled by Broussard’s Crematorium, under the direction of Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland.

Memorial contributions may be made to Central Gardens Baptist Church, 114 4th Avenue, Nederland, Texas 77627.

Memorial Service
Central Garden Church
114 4th Avenue Nederland, TX 77625
Sunday, February 16, 2020
2:00 p.m.
Broussard's Crematorium
5150 Stivers Street Beaumont, TX 77705

Comments (12)

  • Derrick Tatum

    11 February 2020 at 23:57 | #

    Miss you


  • Dennis and Terri Reed

    11 February 2020 at 19:46 | #

    Our condolences are with you all, I wish we could be there for yall. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We always loved all of yall.


  • Channon

    11 February 2020 at 12:51 | #

    You will never be miss you will always be in my heart you was my rock


  • Rachel Scates

    11 February 2020 at 04:07 | #

    I will always be grateful for the laughs the sarcasm and the genuine care from Russlle. From the cut off shorts to the biggest smiles, I will always remember the best parts of this man in my life. He never had a harsh word for me nor would he let me get away with misbehaving or being ugly. I appreciate that I had your whole family as my own. Thank you for being like a wonderful Uncle to me. Love you Uncle Russell.


  • Joyce Swafford

    10 February 2020 at 15:22 | #

    Daddy, I love you. I miss you. When I got home the other night from Texas i just wanted to pick up the phone and call you and talk to you, to tell you I made it home safely. You was always big on that. You always wanted me to call you after our 4 hour drive home. Daddy, I know your up there with momma and our family pets that passed on. Give mut mut and snowball a big petting for me and give momma a big hug. This isn't goodbye because daddy, Alina and I will see you again someday. Just wait for us.
    Love always yours and mommas baby:
    Joyce Swafford Hinz


  • Channon

    10 February 2020 at 02:27 | #

    Me and Amber and Ray and Luke miss you and love you why did you have to go soon


  • Ray Ernest Swafford

    10 February 2020 at 01:27 | #

    I love you Dad and I will always miss you I just wish we could've went fishing one last time I love you Dad.


  • Theresa Shoemaker

    09 February 2020 at 20:07 | #

    Dad although you're gone you will be never forgotten I love you till the day we meet again I will miss apart of my heart also tell Mom that I love her I know you're with her all the times that I could call you and tell you but I love you I'm going to miss you telling me you love me you was supposed to be here forever but I know Mom was lonely and needed you by her side so God called you home now you're an angel you got your wings let them flap and wear them proud till the day we meet again


  • Tammy Walker

    09 February 2020 at 17:30 | #

    I have known the Swaffords for 20 plus years. I know you all have a deep love for each other and understand the sadness you are feeling. Remember all the good times you have spent together and that Big Russell is now spending his new birthday with your mom forever.. Prayers to you all, Tammy Walker


  • Mr.&Mrs.Danny Kendzietski

    09 February 2020 at 15:09 | #

    Our deepest condolences our prayers are with you..


  • Cindy Leeson

    09 February 2020 at 05:15 | #

    Rest in peace to an amazing brother. I wish I had known you better. Thank you so much for everything you were always willing to give and do for your family.


  • Theresa Shoemaker

    09 February 2020 at 03:28 | #

    Dad I will miss you but never forgotten I love you so much and you will always be in my heart say hi to momma and tell her I love her


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