Funeral services for Sherwood Swain will be held Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Minden. Officiating will be Dr. Jim Richards. Interment will follow at Old Athens Cemetery in Athens. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden.
Sherwood was born Oct. 13, 1939 in Athens and entered into rest Feb. 16, 2013 in Shreveport. He served in the United States Marine Corps.
His parents, Jesse Ruth and Claiborne J. Swain; first wife, Elanor Bodin; and second wife, Jane Savoie preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife, Janet Swain of Minden; daughters, Julie Smith and husband, Roy of Rayne, Jenny Benson and husband, Dan of Mandeville, JoLynn Ramirez and husband, Robert of Houston, Texas and Jolie Mireles and husband, Hernan of Edinburg, Texas; sister-in-law, Joan Marin and husband, Armando; stepsons, Jerry Morris and wife, Marla, James Morris and wife, Helen; and their sons, Tailor, Christian, Bhret and Steven; sisters, June Richards and husband, Jim of Ft. Worth, Texas and Jimie Ruth Nagler of Seattle, Washington; and eight grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Nathan Richards, Chase Veronie, James A. Morris, Jerry Morris, Roy Smith, Dan Benson, Robert Ramirez and Armando Marin.