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George Swopes

George Earl Swopes

Friday, July 12th, 1946 - Friday, September 4th, 2020
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Obituary

George Earl Swopes, 74, of Farmington, died September 4, 2020 from complications due to a fall. He was born July 12,1946 in Siloam Springs to G.V.(Slim) & Inez Phipps Swopes. He graduated from Prairie Grove High School Class of 1966. He served the U. S. Army from 1966 -1968 stationed at Ft. Devens, Mass. He was a member of the Farmington Jaycees who were instrumental in building the first ballfield in Farmington. He was also a member of the Farmington Fire Department for 25 years. He was employed by John Reed Company as a crane operator, a truck driver for Arkhola Sand & Gravel, and a gasoline transport driver for Mitchell Oil Company for 20 years. After retirement, he drove a school bus for Farmington Schools. He loved seeing the USA in his motorhomes !

Survivors include his wife, Rita, of 51 years, daughter, Pam Barton (husband Will) of Fayetteville, son, Michael (wife Crystal) of Prairie Grove; three granddaughters, Caitlyn, Cylie & Chloe. He is also survived by two sisters, Donna (Lewis) Epley, Shirlean Jewell both of Fayetteville & one brother, Darrell (Judy) of Springdale.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Savoy Community Building (16722 U of A Beef Farm Rd, Fayetteville, AR) on Sunday, September 13, 1-4 p.m . Everyone is welcome to come share stories & memories.

Covid 19 guidelines, with wearing masks & social distancing, will be observed. We hope you'll join us.

Memorials may be made to the Savoy Community Building c/o Linda Sims, 15391 Savoy Rd., Fayetteville, AR 72704 to help keep the historic building in good repair.
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Stacy Bell

Posted at 09:39pm
Rita & family
We are very sorry for your loss. George will be missed by many. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Stacy Bell, Chipper Phillips,Loy and Lindy Phillips,
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Amber & Chris Hause

Posted at 07:31pm
Thoughts and prayers for you all during this difficult time. Deepest Sympathy,
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Jackie & Montel Jenkins

Posted at 04:25pm
Sending our love and most sincere condolences!
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Judy Arbia

Posted at 11:15am
George was a good classmate. He will be missed by all.
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