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Dean W. Swingle
  • For those who wish, the family would appreciate memorial contributions in Dean's name be given to
  • The National Church Residences Hospice Program
    681 East Third Street
    Waverly, Ohio, OH 45690

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“Diane and Family, J just learned of Dean's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.It's been far too long that we haven't crossed paths, but...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Ed Leedy - Naperville, IL

“Aunt Diane, we are so sorry to hear of this. Our hearts go out to you and the family during this difficult time. Please take care and know you are in...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Honor Baker - Astoria, NY

“Dawn and Family,Thinking of you. May the memories of your dad be a source of comfort for you and keep him in your hearts. Maricris ”
3 of 14 | Posted by: Maricris Miller - Charleston, WV

“Brenda and Family, I am so very sorry to read of the passing of your father in law. Keeping you in my prayers. Karla Earley ”
4 of 14 | Posted by: Karla Earley - Chillicothe, OH

“Aunt DiDi, and dear cousins... We are so very sorry for your loss. Our Uncle Dean will always be remembered with love and laughter. We'll see you on...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Carma Pausch - Newark, OH

“Dad,The memories are flooding in; the way you made everyone feel important and loved is a trait few have ever (or will ever) possess. Your quiet,...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Doug Swingle - Hillsboro, OH

“Darren & Brenda, we're sorry for your loss. May God strengthen and uplift you with His mighty presence. ”
7 of 14 | Posted by: Bob & Sue Hatfield - Chillicothe, OH

“A wonderful father-in-law who will be greatly missed. Dean, you always treated me as your own and I'll never forget the good times we were able to...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Jessica Swingle - OH - Family

“RIP Dean. I can still remember growing up as a young child on Wisconsin Avenue across the street from your family in the mid to late 1960's. You...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Kevin Compston - Wellston, OH

“You are my hero!!!!Say hi to uncle Hubert, aunt Rebecca, grandpa james, and grandma Georgia.Save a place for me in heaven!!!Devoted dad, husband,...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Darren Swingle - Chillicothe, OH

“Sorry to hear this. Your family is in my prayers. ”
11 of 14 | Posted by: Jeff Ghearing - Dayton, OH

“Dianne I am so sorry to hear this! He was such a good man! Love you! ”
12 of 14 | Posted by: Melanie Browning - Las Vegas, NV

“RIP DeanMy symphony to wife and familyBetty Jo Rice McCorkle HughesLas Vegas BVJackson High School Class of 1953 ”
13 of 14 | Posted by: Elizabeth Hughes - Las Vegas, NV

“Our thoughts and prayers Diane and family love the Straleys ”
14 of 14 | Posted by: Carolyn Straley - Fayette County, OH


Dean W. Swingle, age 82, of Wellston, passed away Thursday, November 24, 2016 at the Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe, Ohio. He was born August 7, 1934 in Akron, Ohio to the late James Wilbur Swingle and Georgia Howe Swingle. Dean was a 1953 graduate of Jackson High School and a veteran of the United State Army and the Air Force Reserves. Dean, an Engineering Technician, retired from the Ohio Department of Transportation in Chillicothe, where he was employed for 36 years. He was a former longtime member of the E.U.B. Church and Trinity United Methodist Church in Wellston, and in recent years, was a member of the Wellston Church of the Nazarene. Dean is survived by his wife, and high school sweetheart whom he married on March 27, 1957, Diane Hill Swingle; children, Darren Swingle (Brenda) of Chillicothe, Dawn Duffield (Gene) of Williamstown, West Virginia; Douglas James Swingle (Jessica) of Hillsboro, and David Swingle (Karen) of Wheelersburg; sister-in-law, Joanne Swingle of Springfield, Missouri, as well as 6 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Dean was preceded in death by brother, Hubert Swingle, and sister, Rebecca Hodgson. In keeping with Dean's wishes, his body was cremated. A memorial service, with military honors, will be held Thursday, December 1st at 7 P.M. at the McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston with Pastor Don Fairchild officiating. Visitation will be held from 6 to 7 P.M. prior to the memorial service. For those who wish, the family would appreciate memorial contributions in Dean's name be given to the National Church Residences Hospice Program, 681 East Third Street, Waverly, Ohio 45690.