Fred Swint, Jr. of Fulbright, died on Tuesday, December 6

swint-2Mr. Alvis Fred Swint, Jr was born November 28, 1931 in Rugby, Texas and died at the age of 85 years on December 6, 2016. He married Martha Jane Reynolds on June 4, 1954. Throughout his life, he was known as Fred or more commonly Fred Jr. by most family and friends, Daddy to his three children, Fred III, Susan and Mark, Son to his parents, Allison Fred Swint, Sr. and Emma Nell Kinsey, Brother to his three sisters, Margaret, Jennie and Carole, Granddad to his grandchildren Brandi and Matt and his five great-grandchildren Kinsey, Emma, Harlington, Kannon and Kambrie, Uncle Fred to several nieces, great nieces, nephews and great nephews and Warty to his nephews Johnny and Andy and their wife. He was preceded in death by a special friend who was like a brother, Hoyt Howland.

Funeral services will be 2 pm, Thursday, December 8, 2016 at the First United Methodist Church of Deport with Rev. Don Shovan and Rev. Susan Leddy officiating. Interment will be at Highland Cemetery under the direction of Wood Funeral Homes of Deport. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.


  1. Russell rozell says:

    Ole friend I am blown away by this news! We have made many a mile together and planned on a lot more! I will always remember our conversations no matter how crazy most people would think they were! You are loved by everybody that you came in contact with and brother let me tell you there will be a huge empty space in all our lives now! Until we get to talk and laugh again RIP! Russell Rozell

  2. I’m sorry for the loss of such a good man and a wonderful friend of my parents Jr. and Nancy Dugger. We know he is in a better place and he and my daddy can once again have the gift of gab. We love you all. Keep the faith the good Lord will see you through.

  3. Tammy Hagood says:

    Back in the farming days, Big Fred would come in everyday and eat lunch at Granny Mac’s, over 13 years. Big Fred was always such a kind person and I was very fortunate to get to know him. He will be dearly missed by everyone.

  4. Condolences from the grandchildren of TWYMAN BAKER. We’re very sorry for your loss.

  5. debra nixon barba says:

    Dear Mrs. Swint, Fred, Susan, Mark, and family.

    When I saw this in the newspaper. i was shocked to read this. For Mr. Swint was a loving, hard working, like to see accomplishments of his children and now grandchildren.He loved his wife dearly. He liked going to the school to watch the sports his kids were in at school. Everyone knew and respected Mr. Swint and he respected everyone.He loved to laugh, hear a good joke, but his family was his world and as well as good friends.I hope all of you thought of something funny he said or did. The memories will overflow. I went to school with all three of Mr. and Mrs. Swint’s children. Susan and I were in the same grade Keep the faith. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  6. Dee Martin says:

    I am saddened by John’s passing but so very glad I got to know him. He was an unforgettable person and I was so very honored that he like my poetry.

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