Lynn Dallas Swain, of Vinton, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 27, 2013, at the age of 59. He had been at home with hospice care provided by Amedisys. A life-long resident of Vinton, Va., he was born to E.M. "Monty" Swain (deceased) and Elma Moody Swain, on July 9, 1953. He is survived by his mother, Elma Swain; brother, Don Swain and wife, Weeza, of Nashville, Tenn.; niece, Anne Swain Miklos and husband, Alex, and son, Jack, of Baltimore, Md.; nephew, Nathan Swain, of Nashville, Tenn.; cousins, Teresa Browder and husband, Lynn, of Manassas, Va., and Jessica Printz Daugherty and husband, Darryl, of New Zealand.
A graduate of William Byrd High School and Virginia Western Community College, he had been employed by Ewald-Clark and Rail Yard Hobby Shop in Roanoke. He was a talented photographer, a scale model railroader, and an avid fan of steam railroading.
A member of Thrasher Memorial United Methodist Church for his entire life, he sang in the Sanctuary Choir and was a member of the Faith and Fellowship Sunday School Class.
The family will receive friends at Oakey's Vinton Chapel from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 1, 2013. A Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 2, 2013, at Thrasher Memorial United Methodist Church, 707 Washington Ave., Vinton, Va.
Pallbearers are Shannon Abel, Don Davis, Bill Jones, Alex Miklos, Jim Molinary, Steve Musselwhite, Jim Reynolds, Cary Salyer and Nathan Swain.
Interment will be at Mountain View Cemetery, Vinton, immediately after the funeral service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Thrasher Memorial United Methodist Church, 707 Washington Ave., Vinton, VA 24179.
Arrangements by Oakey's Vinton Chapel, 627 Hardy Road, Vinton, Va., 540-982-2221. Online condolences may be expressed by visiting www.Oakeys.com