Gene Brooks Swearingen, 75, of the Manchester community near Arkadelphia passed away Friday, November 8, 2019. Gene was born in Little Rock, AR. to Jesse & Zelma Swearingen on June 2, 1944. Gene retired from Reynolds Metal Co., in Arkadelphia, was a member of the Manchester United Methodist church. As a boy played centerfield for the 1956 Arkadelphia Little League State Championship Baseball Team, later in life won several blue ribbons at the county fair for his jellies. Gene enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing, and calling the Hogs, but mostly he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
Gene is preceded in death by his wife Belinda Kay Swearingen, his sister; Dorotha Swearinger Leoffler and his parents. He is survived by his sons Jeff Swearingen his wife Lynn, Stephen Swearingen his wife Nicole, James Stevenson his wife Mandy, John Stevenson and his wife Jessica; grandchildren, Caden, Connor and Tyler Swearingen, Jes and Jax Stevenson, and one sister; Nancy Kelly and husband Ken.
A memorial visitation will be held Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 1-3:00 p.m. at Ruggles Wilcox Funeral Home. You can visit our online guestbook at www.ruggleswilcox.com