David Swearingen Obituary, David Swearingen Has Passed Away
- john Gibson
David Swearingen Obituary, Death- My father passed away a short while ago. I am going to miss having regular interactions with him and being able to listen to his voice. As many of you are aware, there is nothing that can prepare you for the loss of a father.
My father, David Swearingen, got his start in life by toiling away in the coal mines of West Virginia. He came from a poor family. After being promoted to a managerial position with Bethlehem Steel, he moved his family to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Music was another one of his great passions. When we were hanging out around the home, he would sing bass harmonies to folk and gospel songs with me. Those are some of my favorite memories of him. Even when I played in front of my hometown crowd in Bethlehem with my band, he came out and joined us. I’m very grateful that over the years, we were able to become even closer to one another. Dads are a unique breed. It sounds like you have something incredibly unique. I have no doubt that he was overjoyed by your musical accomplishments and that he was delighted to perform beside you. Keep those joyful memories close, and you will always have your father.
We are able to empathize with how you must be feeling right now and extend our deepest condolences to you. Even though he is with the Lord at this time, you will never lose him in your memories, and you will eventually meet up with him again. We wanted to thank you and Jane for performing the two songs that we had requested at your concert in Milton. We really enjoyed it. We are deeply sorry for the loss you’ve suffered, AJ. Done that, been there before. Give yourself permission to grieve; the experience is a process that varies greatly from person to person. I am thinking of you often and sending you a bear hug to help sustain you along the path.