Fred Swink, Jr.,67, of Morganton died Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at his residence after a courageous battle with cancer. Born, September 14, 1943 in Burke County, NC, he was a son of the late Fred Pendley Swink and Mallie Louise Stamey Swink. Fred was a member of Burkemont Baptist Church. He loved making everyone smile.Fred is survived by sons, Glen Swink and wife, Kathy, of Connelly Springs, and Timothy Swink of Morganton; a daughter, Ann Pearson and husband, Randy, of Morganton; grandchildren, Timothy McCracken, Heaven Swink, Daniel Swink, Joseph Swink, Stoney Pritchard, Lea Proctor, Elizabeth Brittain, and David Allen Proctor; eight great-grandchildren; brothers, James Allen Swink and Bob Swink; and a sister, Betty Spicer.In addition in to his parents, Fred was preceded in death by a daughter, Liza Jane Swink; a granddaughter, Wendy Dawn Swink; and brothers, David Howard Swink and Edward Lee Swink.

The funeral will be held at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, March 17, 2011 at Burkemont Baptist Church with Reverends Dr. David Mills and Howard Trumble officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be made to Burkemont Baptist Church, 4668 Burkemont Road, Morganton, NC 28655.

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