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Billy Dale Swain, 59, of Sumner

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Billy Dale Swain, 59, of Sumner, passed away at his home on Friday, May 8, 2020, surrounded by his loving family.

The family will schedule memorial services at a later date. In following Billy’s wishes, Bright-Holland Funeral Home transferred him to the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School for research.

Billy, the son of Billy Clyde & Montez Marris Swain, was born July 8, 1960, in Paris. In 1978, he graduated from Paris High School. At a young age he began working at his father’s garage, Bill Swain’s Garage, where he remained for over thirty years. As a teenager he began playing in the Outlaw Blues Band, which performed on Gene Rader’s radio show. Later he played lead guitar with the Lightening Ridge Band. For the last twelve years he was a truck driver with his son, Billy J. Swain, and was known by most truckers by his CB radio handle “Lee Rider”.

He was a member of Emberson Baptist Church where he had been music director.

Billy was a member of the Paris Police Reserves, the Paris Rodeo & Horse Club, the Elks Lodge, the Eagles Lodge, and was a huge part of Woodall Field, participating as a coach, commissioner as well as other positions.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Billy & Montez Swain, uncles & aunts, Johnny & Betty Swain, Sarah & Joe Dennie, and James Swain.

Survivors include his wife, Teresa Garoutte Swain, whom he married on Dec. 6, 1996, children; Billy J. Swain & wife Tara of Paris, Jessica Swain of Paris, his late in life child; Madelin Swain of Sumner, Stephen Wood & wife Stephanie of Lavine, AZ, Tony Wood & wife Janesse of Queen Creek, AZ, Aimee Wood of Glendale, AZ, and Sara Hintz & husband Levi of Gilbert, AZ, grandchildren; Briley Swain, Beau Swain, Avery Davis, Tralee Davis as well as seven grandchildren in Arizona, his sister, Marcia Ball & husband Bob of Paris, nieces; Brittany Moreland & husband Jimmy and their daughter, Makinley, of Powderly, April Ball of Paris, and Candace Ball of Paris along with a plethora of friends.

To leave a message or tribute for the family please visit www.brighthollandfuneralhome.com

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