Donald Swires, 78, of Sallisaw, Okla., died Monday, Sept. 5, 2011, in Vian, Okla.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, at Sunset Cemetery in Marshall, with Steven Swires, Dennis Swires, Vernon Swires, Brandon Osborn, Dessis Swires II and Eugene Riggs serving as pallbearers. Services are under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home of Sallisaw, Okla. An online guestbook is available at www.mallorymartinfuneralhome.com.
Born May 26, 1933, in Waggoner, Ill., he was the son of the late Verner and Mary Ellen (Brooks) Swires. On Dec. 3, 1955, in Keytesville, he married Shirley Hutchinson. He was a member of Rolling Hills Baptist Church. He was a truck driver for 37 years and enjoyed fishing and his friends at TSA La Gi apartments.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Teresa Riggs and her husband, Eugene, of Mountainburg, Ark.; three sons, Dennis Swires and his wife, Mary Kay, of Boonville, Vernon Swires and his wife, Serena, of Gilliam, and Steven Swires and his wife, Rhonda, of Gans, Okla.; nine sisters, Elizabeth Knight of Jacksonville, Ill., Margaret Lane of Licking, Irene Lane of Liberty, Okla., Patricia Riddle and Lavonne Just, both of Muldrow, Okla., Linda Worthington of the State of California, Rhonda Soland of the State of Wisconsin and Alice Myers of the State of New Mexico; 17 grandchildren, Jennifer, Tabby, Dennis, Samie, Kirsten, Erik, Jeremy, Vernon, Connie, Tanya, Haylee, Heather, Stephanie, Brandon, Megan, Tiffany and Shawna; and 21 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Debbie Osborn; two sisters, Roma L. Straub and Dorothy Poppenhouse; two brothers, Robert Swires and John Worthington; one grandson, Cody Swires; and one great-granddaughter, Cheyana Niclole Holt.
Additional information provided per family recompense.