David was born in Akron, OH on July 7, 1931, a son of the late Martha (Griffith) and Leo Swords.
David was a golf pro at Lost Creek Country Club, in Lima, OH. 1952-1953, the club pro at Wapakoneta Country Club, in Wapakoneta, OH., 1953-1959, was called to the ministry in 1959 attended Gulf Coast Bible College in Houston, TX, 1959-1964. Pastored churches in Reedsburg, WI., Battle Creek, MI., Campbellsville, KY., Ronceverte, and Kenova, W.VA., and Selma, NC., David retired in 2000, moved to Asheville, NC., and in 2009 made Jamestown, KY. his final home.
David is survived by
wife Virginia (Patten) Swords, of Jamestown, KY., whom he married January 7, 1951
two daughters, Belinda (Curtis) Parker, of Texas;
Velina Swords, of Jamestown, KY;
a son, Hale Swords, of Jamestown, KY;
a brother, Larry Swords, of Ohio.
He is also survived by 2 grandchildren, Jason Parker and Madison Swords, 2 great grandchildren Lance and Bonnie Parker
He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Bruce, Lloyd, and Chuck Swords, sisters Evelyn Anthony, Betty Loving, and Gloria Schaide
Memorial Service at at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel, Jamestown, KY, at 2:00 PM on Saturday, October 30th, with Rev. Evan Tedder officiating.
Friends may visit Saturday 11:00 AM. till time of service at H. E. Pruitt Memory Chapel.
Family request memorial donations to the Bunk Bed ministry at the Russell Springs United Methodist Church and can be made at the funeral home.