He was born October 9, 1933 in Maryville, Missouri, the son of Ernest and Martha (Wilson) Swinford. Jack graduated from Maryville High School and joined the US Air Force on February 11, 1953. He married Eldora Mae Weakley, April 2, 1955 in Seguine, Texas.
Jack was an Assistant Food Director at Northwest Missouri State University and later a .
Shift Supervisor at Uniroyal, Maryville. He was a member of the Xenia Masonic Lodge #50 AF & AM, Hopkins.
He was preceded in death by his wife: Eldora Swinford (February 29, 2000); a son: Kenton Paul Swinford (April 3, 1963); his parents; a brother, Kenneth Swinford and sisters: Doris Wiley (March 7, 2010) Margaret Woods, Mary Keith and Barbara Jean Howery.
Survivors include his children: Randy (Amanda) Swinford, Mark (Twila) Swinford, Jack L. (Kimberly) Swinford Jr. and Karen (Ron) Leader, all of Maryville and Robert (Terri) Swinford, Greenwood, Missouri; 12 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation is 1-2 pm Saturday, August 7, 2010 at Laura Street Baptist Church, Maryville, Missouri with Funeral Services at 2pm.
Burial will be in Nodaway Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Maryville, Missouri.
Memorials may be made to the Senior Center of Nodaway County, 1210 East First Street, Maryville, Missouri 64468.
Price Funeral Home, (www.pricefuneralhomemaryville.com.), Maryville, Missouri.