Lee Jordan Swain, age 36, of Helenwood, Tennessee, departed this life suddenly on June 3, 2017. Born Nov. 12, 1980, Jordan was preceded in death by his sister, Lauren Elizabeth Swain; grandparents, William H. and Martha M. (Marcy) Swain and Herbert Chambers; beloved aunt, Nancy Swain Watters; and uncle, James (Baby Jay) Chambers.
Jordan is survived by his parents, Michael B. and Marsha Chambers Swain, of Helenwood; brothers Todd Swain and Grant Swain and wife Whitney; sister-in-law, Patty Koling Swain of Helenwood; two special nephews, Nathanael Patrick Swain and Rowan Reason Swain; grandmother, Nona Lee Chambers of Huntsville, and step-grandmother, Tomilee Swain of Helenwood. Aunts: Karen Ellis, of Huntsville, Marianne Gallagher (Gary), of Tampa, FL, Kathleen Cameron (Jaimie), of Knoxville, Martha (Missy) Wallen (Joe), of Knoxville. Uncles, Timothy K. Swain (Deborah), of Knoxville, and Greg Jeffers (Tina), of Oneida. He leaves behind a host of cousins with whom he was very close.
Megan Ellis Hubbard, of Elizabethton, TN, Jamie Ellis, of Cookeville, TN, Christopher Ellis, of Huntsville, TN, Michael E. Gallagher, of New York, Kathleen R. Gallagher, of Charleston, SC, Erin Silker, of Chicago, IL, Kelly Cameron, of Salida, CO, Colleen Cameron, of New Orleans, LA, Hallie Bailey, of Knoxville, TN,Marianne Wallen Nichols, of Knoxville, TN, Jessica W. Davenport, of Mt. Juliet, TN, Ashley W. Lane, of Canton, GA, Marcy W. Boyatt, of Straw Plains, TN, Kacie R. Watters, of Oneida, TN, Mitchell Swain, Louisville, TN, Christen S. Bonn, Jacksonville, FL, Kristen Shrader, Los Angeles, CA,Jessica F. Jeffers, Oneida, TN, Charlsie D. Miller, Oneida, TN, Caleb & Jacob Jeffers, Oneida, TN, Savanna L. Yancey, Helenwood, TN and Kayla D. Lowe, Oneida, TN.
As a courier for The First National Bank of Oneida, Jordy was fortunate enough to work with his “bank family”; people who were such an important part of his life and meant so much to him.
Jordan loved kids, and at one time wanted to be a teacher. He had a talent for soccer coaching and cared about all his players, especially the less gifted. He was an AYSO volunteer as a soccer coach and referee. He first assisted his dad as coach with the boys and girls Oneida H.S. teams, and later became head coach. He knew the game, loved the game and his players realized his passion for it.
Music was very much another passion and friends and family knew that was another hidden talent, especially voice and guitar.
Jordan was a 1999 graduate of The McCallie School, Chattanooga; attended RSCC and TTU where he attained a B.S. degree. Even with his many health afflictions, Jordan loved life and being around people. His many friends and relatives were his life and he relished every single moment with them. He loved being the center of attention from his early days, but he was a kind and gentle soul who made friends easily and cherished them daily.
Friends may visit with the Swain family on Monday, June 5, 2017 from 4 p.m. until time of the Memorial Service at 7 p.m. in the chapel of Jones & Son Funeral Home with Father Bill Gahagan and Father Ray Powell officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the VFW Post 5669 of Oneida.
Jones & Son Funeral Home is serving the family of Lee Jordan Swain.