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Ryan Adam Swift

June 2, 1988 ~ February 15, 2019 (age 30)

RYAN ADAM SWIFT

                                             

AT THE AGE OF FOURTEEN, RYAN ADAM SWIFT ACCEPTED JESUS CHRIST AS HIS SAVIOR AND ON FEBRUARY 15, 2019, ADAM BEGAN HIS JOURNEY TO HEAVEN ON THE WINGS OF ANGELS. WAITING FOR HIM WITH OPEN ARMS ARE HIS BELOVED MOTHER, SHERYL S. SWIFT, HIS OLDER BROTHER MATT SWIFT, HIS PATERNAL GRANDPA ROBERT SWIFT, HIS MATERNAL GRANDPA JAMES SLAYDON AND HIS GREAT FRIEND ALEX REYNOLDS.

 

ADAM IS SURVIVED BY HIS FATHER AND BEST FRIEND KEITH SWIFT.  HIS DAD LOVED HIM DEARLY.  IN ADDITION, HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS GRANDMOTHER RUBY SWIFT AS WELL AS HIS MATERNAL GRANDMOTHER LOULA SLAYDON.

 

ADAM HAD MANY FRIENDS. HE HAD A PASSION FOR READING. HE READ AND STUDIED A DIVERSE COLLECTION OF SUBJECTS. WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY, HE LOVED TO DISCUSS, WITH AN ATTENTION TO DETAIL, THE KNOWLEDGE HE HAD ACQUIRED.  ONE OF HIS FAVORITE AREAS OF INTEREST WAS THE STUDY OF ANCIENT WORLD HISTORY.   THE OTHER AREA THAT FASCINATED HIM WAS ORIENTAL CULTURE AND THE LANGUAGE. 

 

WITH AN EAGER INTEREST AND EASE, HE LEARNED TO SPEAK JAPANESE.  HE MADE SEVERAL TRIPS TO THE ORIENT.  THE ABILITY TO SPEAK THE LANGUAGE BOTH ENRICHED HIS KNOWLEDGE OF THE ORIENT AND MADE HIS TRIPS A JOY.

 

IN FACT, LAST WEEK ADAM HAD JUST RETURNED FROM A TRIP TO SINGAPORE.

 

HE WROTE SONGS, SANG AND DABBLED IN THE ART OF DRAWING. 

 

ADAM WAS A DIE-HARD CHICAGO BEARS AND NEW YORK YANKEES FAN.  ADAM KNEW ALL OF THE PLAYERS, EACH PLAYER’S ABILITIES AND THE STATISTICS TO BACK UP HIS KNOWLEDGE OF EACH SPORT.

 

HE ALSO LOVED TO HUNT.  BUT RATHER THAN SIT IN A STAND WAITING FOR A DEER TO SHOW UP TO A CORN PILE, ADAM ALONG WITH HIS DAD PREFERRED TO STALK HUNT DEER AND SQUIRRELS.  SINCE HE EXCELLED AS A MARKSMAN, ADAM WOULD RARELY COME HOME EMPTY HANDED.   HE ALSO WAS AN EXCELLENT GOLFER, SHOOTING AROUND PAR AT PENNROSE AND WOLF CREEK GOLF CLUBS.

 

SELF-EMPLOYED, ADAM MANAGED THE FAMILY REAL ESTATE HOLDINGS AND WAS CO-OWNER OF SWIFT ROBERTS PAINTING WITH HIS ADOPTED BROTHER DUSTY ROBERTS AS WELL. DURING THE SEASON HE LENT HIS FATHER A HELPING HAND TO BRING IN THE HAY.

 

HE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED BY ALL THAT WERE CLOSE TO HIM. ONE THING FOR CERTAIN IS THAT ADAM NEVER MET A STRANGER.  HE WOULD DO ANYTHING A FRIEND IN NEED ASKED OF HIM.  LITERALLY, HE WOULD GIVE A PERSON IN NEED THE VERY SHIRT OFF HIS BACK.

 

HE LOVED HIS PETS.  HIS FAVORITE DOG, JACK, PASSED THE NEXT DAY AFTER ADAM WENT TO HEAVEN.  WHENEVER ADAM SAW A STRAY ANIMAL HE WOULD TAKE IT HOME AND SEARCH TILL HE COULD FIND THE OWNER OR FIND A NEW HOME FOR THE STRAY.

 

IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, THE SWIFT FAMILY REQUESTS THAT THE

MEMORIALS ARE MADE TO CAMP SPRINGS METHODIST CHURCH OR SAINT JUDE’S CHILDRENS’ HOSPITAL.

 

THERE WILL BE NO VISITATION.  THERE WILL, HOWEVER, BE A PRIVATE GRAVESIDE SERVICE AT CAMP SPRINGS METHODIST CHURCH ON CHERRY GROVE ROAD, CASWELL COUNTY, AT 11:00AM, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2019. THE REVEREND LAURA DUNLAP WILL OFFICIATE AT ADAM’S SERVICE.  CITTY  FUNERAL HOME IS ASSISTING THE SWIFT FAMILY.  Online condolences may be made at www.cittyfh.com.

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