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James Marvin Sweat III

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JAMES MARVIN SWEAT James Marvin Sweat, known as Jim, died suddenly at his residence on August 30, 2012 at the age of 63. Jim was born on July 29, 1949 to James Marvin Sweat Jr. and Mary Elizabeth Sweat in Gallatin, TN. Jim became a Florida resident early in his life when his father became a member of the Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church. Jim graduated from Seacrest High School in 1967 where he loved to play football. He then earned a degree in education from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN in 1971. After college, Jim returned to Delray Beach where he taught in several local schools. While teaching, he found his passion working as a Fireman and earned the title of an Emergency Medical Technician with the Palm Beach Fire District. At the end of his career, Jim served as one of the Fire Chiefs for the District. He was honored by his fellow workers as a fair and competent servant of the department. Preceding him in death is his mother, Mary Lib Sweat, and his first spouse, Margaret Wise Sweat. He is survived by his loving wife Holly Sweat; daughters, Belle Quillen of Bunnell, FL and Donna Nault of Palm Coast, FL; father, James Marvin Sweat Jr. of St. Petersburg, FL; brothers, Tom Sweat of Richmond, VA and Scott Sweat of Delray Beach, FL; sister, Jeanne McGuire of Cullowhee, NC; sons-in-law, Todd Nault and David Quillen; and grandson, Brandon. He will be remembered by family and friends for his great sense of humor, his love for the outdoors and sports, and his desire to enjoy life to the fullest. A memorial service and celebration of his life will be held at Cason United Methodist Church, 342 North Swinton Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444 on Friday, September 7 at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Marine Mammal Conservancy, PO Box 1625, Key Largo, FL 33037 marinemammalconservancy.org Expressions of sympathy may be shared at Lorne & Sons Funeral Home, (www.LorneandSons.com) Delray Beach, FL. To express condolences and/or make donations Visit PalmBeachPost.com/obituaries
Published in The Palm Beach Post from Sept. 2 to Sept. 9, 2012
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