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Raymond Jack Swaim


1925 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Raymond Jack Swaim Obituary
Raymond Jack Swaim, 88, passed away Saturday, April 5, 2014. Funeral: 11 a.m. Thursday at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington, with Pastor David Hargrove officiating. Interment: 1:30 p.m. in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, Dallas, Lane C. Visitation: 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials: Memorial gifts may be made to Northwest Christian Church, 1001 N. Davis, Arlington, Texas 76012. He was born April 23, 1925, in Fort Worth to the late William Robert Sr. and Maude Lee Hoobler Swaim. On Jan. 19, 1945, he married the love of his life, Betty Lou Scott. They lived many places in the world while Jack served in the United States Air Force as a pilot. He also designed bomb racks and was awarded for his effort. After Jack retired from the Air Force in 1965, they made their home in Arlington. Jack earned a bachelor of science from Oklahoma State University in mechanical engineering. He used his degree to begin a second career in engineering, designing aircraft components, printing presses and mobile oil drilling rigs. Jack's love of aircraft was lifelong. He spent many hours building and racing model airplanes. His favorite pastimes always involved his children and grandchildren. Jack was preceded in death by his brother, William Robert Jr. Survivors: His wife, Betty; sons, Jim (Susie) of Arlington, John Scott of North Carolina and Mark (Kathy) of Grapevine; sister, Betty Ann Ball of Cleburne; and grandchildren, Irene, Kevin, Bryon (Bethany), Nicole and Eric.
Published in Star-Telegram on Apr. 8, 2014
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