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James Joseph Swick

July 17, 1947 - March 16, 2016

Burial Date March 21, 2016

Family and friends may call at the Amos Carvelli Funeral Home, 201 Edison Street, Nutter Fort on Sunday from 2:00 to 6:00 pm. Mr. Swick will be taken to the Congregational Missionary Church, 203 Hazelwood Avenue, Stonewood to lie in state for one hour prior to the service, which will be on Monday, March 21, 2016 at 11:00 am with Reverend Richard Settles officiating. Interment will be in the Stonewall Park Cemetery.

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James Joseph Swick, 68, of Dreher Island Road, Chapin, SC, died Wednesday, March 16, 2016, at Palmetto Richland Hospital, Columbia, SC, after a long illness.

He was born July 17, 1947, in Clarksburg, WV, to the late William Raymond “Ray” Swick and Emma Etta Queen Swick.

Surviving are one daughter, Paula Jo Swick, of Clarksburg, WV, one son, Dr. James J. Swick II, and wife, Lisa, of Chapin, SC.; five grandchildren, D.J. Poling, and wife, Hope, of Lindora, PA, Kiira Thompkins,of Clarksburg, Emma Poling Parsons, of WV, and, Blake and Alyssa Swick, of Chapin SC.; six great-grandchildren, Damien Xavier Poling, Ralin Scout Poling, Ashley Sayer Poling, Evelyn Danielle Poling, Aiden Cole Gilmore, and Caleb Bryant Gilmore.; one sister, Barbara (Randy) Skinner, of Bridgeport, WV; two brothers, William R. Swick (Johnny Cusack), Sumter, SC, and, H. David (Judy) Swick, Jane Lew, of WV.; several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. He is also survived by the mother of his children, Edwina Palmer, and his former spouse, Dorothy Swick.

He was a 1965 graduate of Roosevelt-Wilson High School and a graduate of Fairmont State College with a degree in Math. He worked as an engineering technician for Equitable Gas and Equitrans for more than 30 years. Jim was a die-hard Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates fan. He coached Babe Ruth in Harrison County for 15 years with two of his best friends, Eddie Koreski and Dominick Marano. He was also a little league baseball umpire. He had celebrated a special 17th birthday in January.
Jim grew up in the Congregational Missionary Church in Stonewood, WV, and currently attended the Chapin United Methodist Church in Chapin, SC.

Family and friends may call at the Amos Carvelli Funeral Home, 201 Edison Street, Nutter Fort on Sunday from 2:00 to 6:00 pm. Mr. Swick will be taken to the Congregational Missionary Church, 203 Hazelwood Avenue, Stonewood to lie in state for one hour prior to the service, which will be on Monday, March 21, 2016 at 11:00 am with Reverend Richard Settles officiating. Interment will be in the Stonewall Park Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family at www.amoscarvelli.com. A service of Amos Carvelli Funeral Home.

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