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Gregory McSwain, 53, of Columbia, Missouri, died Friday, May 4, 2012 at the University Hospital. Greg was born on April 25, 1959 in Laurel Mississippi, the son of Martha Gay and stepson of the late Earl Gay, Jr. Greg attended Jefferson City High school and later received his GED. He was united in marriage with Karen Beach on June 7, 2002, who survives at the home. Greg worked as a cook for several restaurants in the Columbia area over the past ten years. Greg enjoyed his work and meeting people.
Other survivors include his mother, Martha Gay, his brother, Ellis (Ann) McSwain, Jr., Jefferson City; his daughter, Jean-Lero and son, Greg of Columbia; stepson, John Hahn; nieces Amanda Purefoy, Jefferson City, and Brandi and Chloe McSwain, Virginia Beach; and close family friend, Robin Paulk, Columbia. Greg was preceded in death by his sister Doris Belinda McSwain and stepfather Earl Gay, Jr.
A Memorial service will be held at the Wesley United Methodist Church, 2727 Wesley St., Jefferson City, MO (off Hwy 179) at 1 p.m., Thursday, May 10, 2012 officiated by Reverend Arnold Parks. A repast will follow the services. The family suggests memorial contributions to be sent to the American Heart Association.