DAYTON — Christopher Columbus Sword age 66, passed away Wednesday May 14, 2014 in Dayton, Ohio. Christopher was born October 12, 1947 in Weeksbury, Kentucky the son of the late Spencer and Jessie Mae (Skiles) Sword. Along with his parents he is preceded in death by his wife Karen Lou Tackett Sword whom he married March 27, 1970. Christopher is survived by his daughter: Amy Sword Rider; brothers: Bill Sword (Sis) of Taylor, Michigan, Norman Ray Sword, Jody (Patsy) Sword of Weeksbury, Kentucky, Bob Annise Sword of Wheelwright, Kentucky; sisters: Febra Damron of Carlisle, Kentucky, Gwen Collier of Grove City, Ohio; sister-in-law: Scottie Jervis (Joel) of Sat Suma, Florida. Also surviving are his grandchildren: Emily Brooke Rider and Dylan Christopher Rider both of Xenia. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and other family members. The family will receive friends Sunday May 18, 2014 from 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM at the McColaugh Funeral Home Inc. 826 N. Detroit St. Xenia, Ohio 45385. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.mccolaughfuneralhome.com.