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Billy Swinehart '43 February 15, 2017 10:22 AM updated: February 15, 2017 10:25 AM

Published in Houston Chronicle on Feb. 15, 2017

James Swinehart(1920 - 2017)
Billy James Swinehart
Billy James Swinehart passed away on January 15th, 2017 at the age of 96 of complications from a virus. He was born December 29, 1920 in Fort Worth, Texas. Billy graduated from Jeff Davis High School and attended Texas A & M. He proudly served in the U.S. Army from 1943 until he was discharged in 1945 due to injuries received in a plane crash. He married Beatta Swinehart on April 16th, 1949. Billy was self-employed at B.J. Swinehart Water Well Co. until his retirement in 1994.
He was preceeded in death by his wife, Bea; parents, William & Pearl; & sister, Helen Milling. He is survived by 3 children; Shelley(Burr) Buckalew, Brad Swinehart , Nancy(Rick) LeCompte; 4 grandchildren, Jordan(Hank) Glasgow, Kendall(Trey) McCord, Remy & DeVere LeCompte; one great-granddaughter, Kendall Louise Glasgow; & nephew, Royce Milling. Our family would like to express our heartfelt gratitude for the kind & compassionate care given to our father these past 9 years while living at Treemont Retirement Community & Healthcare Center. Graveside service will take place Saturday, February 18th at 1:30 at Brookside Funeral Home. Please consider making a donation in Billy's name to either MD Anderson Cancer Center- CAP (Children's Art Project) 6900 Fannin St. Ste. 1.1000 Houston, TX 77030 or to Special Pals Shelter PO Box 841605 Houston, TX 77284.

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Brookside Funeral Home
13747 Eastex Freeway Houston, TX 77039
(281) 449-6511

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