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David Hopkins Swayne, 72, of Independence, Missouri passed away September 27, 2018 at his home after suffering from dementia and other health issues for several years. Memorial services will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 14, 2018 at Independence Central/Gospel Park Church of Jesus Christ, 919 S Delaware St, Independence, MO 64050.
David Hopkins Swayne was born on April 17, 1946 in Seattle, Washington. David went Concorde Elementary school in South Park by Boeing Field, then to Asa Mercer Junior High, moving on to Cleveland High School where he was the Yell King and Class President his senior year, graduating in 1964. He went on to Graceland College the fall of 1964 where he lettered in Varsity Wrestling. He graduated in the spring of 1969 and majored with a B.A. in Business.
He was a baptized into the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at the age of 8 years old and was called into the priesthood while in college. He remained faithful in this restoration movement until his death. He has always been a strong advocate for the Lord and has done anything the Lord has asked him to do without fear.
David was preceded in death by his father, Albert Donald Swayne, mother, Rosemary Clisby, brother, Richard Kent Swayne, and sister, Rosemary Lorene Swayne Storaasli. He is survived by his wife, Paula Diane Glover Swayne, his children; Douglas Hopkins Swayne, Bradley Kent Swayne, Cara Timell Swayne Frye, and step-children, Camille Gabrielle Levin Seever and Christopher Travis Levin, and nine grandchildren.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Joint Conference of Restoration Branches Missionary Fund at 1100 W Truman Rd, Independence, MO 64050 or the Dementia Society of America at https://secure.dementiasociety.org in the name of David Swayne.