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April 24, 2014

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Originally published: 2014-01-15 13:07:55
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William Walker Swink

William Walker "Bill" Swink, 84, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, at CMC-Northeast.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, at All Saints Episcopal Church in Concord. The family received friends following the service at the church.

Born June 6, 1929, he was the older of two siblings to Caleb Walker Swink and Emily P. Pounds Swink of China Grove. Bill attended school in China Grove until the 5th grade when he and his family moved to Concord. After going to school in Concord for half a year, he went on to attend Porter Military Academy in Charleston, S.C. Bill finished high school in Jacksonville, Fla., at The Bolles School in 1948. After graduating from Bolles, Bill went on to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he studied business administration and was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity.

The Korean War interrupted his studies at Chapel Hill and Bill entered the U.S. Air Force. He was stationed in Seoul, South Korea for one year. When the war ended, Bill returned to UNC and graduated in 1958. After college, he obtained a position as senior accounts manager with Cannon Mills, where he worked for 35 years.

In 1965, he married Margaret Anne Sasser, daughter of Robert Yelverton Sasser, who was president of Citizens Savings and Loan. They enjoyed 34 years of marriage before her passing in 1999. Bill resided in Blowing Rock, during most of his retirement years, where he would snow ski in the winter and play golf with friends during the summer. He was also an avid hunter who loved the outdoors and his dogs.

He is survived by his two sons, William Walker Swink Jr. and his wife, Stephanie, of Concord, and Caleb Bartow Swink and his wife, Michaelanne, of Sarasota, Fla.; a brother, Caleb "Jack" White Swink of Southport; four grandchildren, William Walker Swink III, Lauren Sasser Swink , Rees O'Brien Swink and Sullivan Margaret Swink.

The family would like to thank the staff of Bayada Home Health Care at the Boone and Concord locations for their loving care over the past few years.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to All Saints Episcopal Church, where Bill served as an usher and helped establish with many other parishioners the All Saints Columbarium, in which he will be laid to rest. Memorials may be sent to his church at 525 Lake Concord Rd NE, Concord, NC 28025.

Wilkinson Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be left at http://www.wilkinsonfuneralhome.com.

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