WILLIAM ”BILL” J. SWIRES – APRIL 9, 1935 – NOV. 11, 2018
William ”Bill” J. Swires, 83, of Eugene died on Nov.11, 2018.
He was born on April 9, 1935 in Canadian, Texas, to parents Archie and Anna (Evans) Swires.
Bill served in the U.S. Army. He was a millwright at Weyerhaeuser for 35 years.
Bill enjoyed woodcarving, fishing, crabbing, camping, metal sculpting and working with his hands. He especially enjoyed outings with the family.
He was a member of the Coburg Road Church of Christ. Bill married Kathleen Joiner on May 5, 1957 in Eugene. He is survived by his wife; son Barry Swires of Kelso, Wash.; daughter Laura (Rob) Blackwell of Scappoose, Ore.; son Ken Swires of Cottage Grove; daughter Lesa (Kevin) Miller of Sutherlin; daughter Karen (John) Lawrence of Happy Valley, Ore.; brothers Ernest and Jerry Swires and sister, Stella Holt, all of Texas; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
A Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16, at the Coburg Road Church of Christ in Eugene. Visitation will be held on Thursday, Nov.15 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel in Cottage Grove.
There will be a private burial in Creswell Pioneer Cemetery on Friday, Nov. 16.
Arrangements are in the care of Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chape