Farrell Duane Swindell (1943 - 2014)

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Farrell Duane Swindell

Farrell Duane Swindell, 71, of Clarksville, TN, passed away on Monday, August 25, 2014 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, TN.

Farrell was born in Richmond, IN to the late Valeta Lenora Swindell. He was raised by his late grandparents, Ira and Charlotte Swindell.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. at Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home. Graveside service will be held on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 12 p.m. at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-West in Hopkinsville, KY.

Farrell served 23 years active duty as an AH-1 Cobra helicopter pilot. He served in the Vietnam Conflict and Desert Storm. Among his awards, he received the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star with Valor, 24 Air Medals, and two Purple Hearts.

Farrell is survived by his wife of 33 years, Cathy Swindell of Clarksville, TN; three sons, Farrell "Chip" (Brooke) Swindell of Bluffton, IN, Mitchell "Bubba" (Dawn) Swindell of Windsor, MO, and Scott "Sonny" (Stephanie) Swindell of Clarksville, TN; three daughters, Wendi (Brian) Claywell of Richmond, IN, Kim Portzline of Denver, CO, and Amber (Rick Baldwin) Swindell of Mountain View, CA; and twelve grandchildren, Trent Sartain, Ben May, Evelyn Williams, Collin Burns, Charli Swindell, Crew Swindell, Audrey Swindell, Preston Swindell, Corey Swindell, Caleb Swindell, Kai Baldwin, and Raelynn Baldwin.

The Swindell family would like to thank Dr. Rohit Patel and his compassionate staff for the care they gave during Farrell's illness.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

Arrangements entrusted to Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home, 1510 Madison Street, Clarksville, TN 37040. Online condolences may be made at www.neal-tarpley.com.


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Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home
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Published in The Leaf Chronicle from Aug. 31 to Sept. 2, 2014
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