Obituaries

Mr. J.V. Swindle Magee, MS

Mr. J. V. Swindle, retired High School Administrator, Educator and Coach, died Jan. 26th, 2013 at the Ms. State Veterans Home in Collins, MS. Funeral services were at 10:00 AM Tuesday Jan. 29th at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church in Choctaw County, MS with burial in the Church Cemetery. Bro. Danny Swindle, J. E. Swindle, Tommy Swindle and Bro. Buddy Keys officiated.

Pallbearers were Dave Eldridge, Oliver Tann, James Riddell, Wade, Don, Robert, Randy, Tommy, Jimmy, Michael, Tim, Eric, Dewayne, Carl and Curtis Swindle. Honorary pallbearers were former classmates, teammates, and athletes.

J. V. was a member of the First Baptist Church in Magee, MS and was an Air Force Veteran. He was an outstanding, High School and College athlete, playing for the U. S. Air Force Football Team, then going on to play at Holmes Junior College, then Delta State University. While playing in the Air Force, he was a member of the Far East Championship Team, winning the Championship in the “Rice Bowl” in 1957, where he was the MVP. He received many other awards while playing for the Air Force when was stationed at Johnson Air Base in Japan. J. V. worked for thirty six years in various school systems as a coach, teacher and administrator. The students and athletes at Charleston High School, Bruce High School, Calloway High School in Jackson, Kirk Academy in Grenada, West Point High School and Shannon High School were blessed with his guidance. He gave his life helping students and young athletes to become men.

J. V. is survived by his wife, Shirley Floyd Swindle, Magee, MS; two daughters, Shae Swindle Baria, Magee, MS and Sherie (Timothy) Alexander, Richland, MS; a son, Jay F. (Lynn) Swindle, Ellisville, MS a brother, J. E. (Lucy) Swindle, Pontotoc, MS; two brothers in law, Charles (Betty) Austin and David (Frankie) Eldridge; three sisters in law, Jeanette, Boots and Mavis Swindle; seven grandchildren; Swayze Swindle, Alden Swindle, James Bailey Alexander, Alex Alexander, Coleman Hendren, Stephen Baria and Jess Baria; and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brothers; Guither, Ershell, Oren, Euless, Huvis, Ralph, Royce, Rex, Clastal, and James Swindle. Oliver Funeral Home of Eupora is in charge of all arrangements. PAID OBITUARY