Carl W. Swinford

Born: Wed., Sep. 11, 1940
Died: Sun., Dec. 20, 2020


Graveside Service

2:00 PM Wed., Dec. 23, 2020
Location: Helts Prairie Cemetery


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Carl W. Swinford, 80, of Hillsdale, passed away on Sunday, December 20, 2020, at Union Hospital Clinton.
He was born September 11, 1940, in Hillsdale to Elmer and Bessie Marie Rusmisel Swinford.
Carl was a lifelong farmer and pork producer.  He was a founding member of the Parke-Vermillion Pork Producers; a member of the Vermillion County Fair Board;  and a great supporter of the Vermillion County 4-H.  He was also a huge supporter of various organizations throughout the community.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers Harvey, Leland, and Warren.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Sally Malone Swinford; his daughters, Vickie Swinford of Fremont, Ohio, Kathy (Rodney) Clark of Hillsdale, and Christine (Steve) Smith of Hillsdale; 5 grandchildren, Tyler (Keyaira) Smith, Tanner (Macy) Smith, Gavin Clark, Peyton (Alyson Chaney) Clark, and Bryson Clark; and a great-granddaughter, the light of his life, Nora Ann Smith.  He is also survived by his special farm dogs, Berkeley, Massey, Axel, and Jaxx.
There will be no visitation per his request.  There will be a graveside service on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at 2 pm at Helts Prairie Cemetery, 2780 E 1050 S, Hillsdale.  The eulogy will be given by Jeff Bowyer.  Burial will follow in Helts Prairie Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Carl Swinford Memorial Scholarship in care of Swinford Farms INC. 8720 South, 275 East, Hillsdale, IN 47854  or to any Indiana 4-H Foundation in Carl’s honor, at PO Box 3125, Indianapolis, IN 46206 or www.in4h.org.
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Scott Preston
   Posted Tue December 22, 2020

Medium Spathiphyllum was sent by Scott Preston Midwest Pork.

Sorry for your loss. I hope that this plant will give you daily comfort in the memories you shared with Carl.


Arlene Mayes
   Posted Tue December 22, 2020
I send you all my sympathy and prayers. Carl will be missed by us all. He was a mentor to so many. Love you.

LuAnn Malone
   Posted Tue December 22, 2020
Sally Ann, Vickie, Kathy, Christine and all the grandchildren - I'm sending love and hugs to all of you. I pray that God's comforting peace will find its way into your heart and sustain you. I love you all. I will remember Carl's laughter and smile forever.

Debi Mack
   Posted Tue December 22, 2020
I am so very sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers during this very difficult time🙏

Fauniel (Mack) Clawson
   Posted Tue December 22, 2020
Truly sorry to hear this. Thinking of you, Sally, Vickie, Kathy, and Christine.

Diana (Chambers) and Brock Easton
   Posted Tue December 22, 2020
Carl was a very special person. He will be greatly missed. Sending our love and sympathies.

Sue jacks
   Posted Tue December 22, 2020
So sorry. Prayers for the family. Carl & Sally made us fell like home when we moved into the county. RIP Carl

LeAnn (Bosstick) Wenzel
   Posted Tue December 22, 2020
Thoughts and prayers to Sally Ann and family.

CHUCK & JEAN CONNER
   Posted Tue December 22, 2020
SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS OF A LOVED ONE,FATHER, AND A FRIEND WE ALL WILL MISS DEARLY.
CONDOLENCES FROM THE CONNER FAMILY.

Kelly Mack Weinzierl
   Posted Tue December 22, 2020
My heart goes out to all of you! Carl will be missed by many. I have such amazing memories with your family when we were younger. My condolences

Harolyn Franklin
   Posted Tue December 22, 2020
Sally and family I am so sorry for your loss. Carl was a great person.

Steve and Linda Flaig
   Posted Tue December 22, 2020
Sorry for your loss. The community will miss Carl.
Thoughts and prayers for the family.
Steve and Linda Flaig

Helene Andrews
   Posted Tue December 22, 2020
My condolences to the family. May you be blessed with happy memories.

Mike Morgan
   Posted Wed December 23, 2020
So sorry for your loss. Carl was a wonderful man and will be missed by many. We will keep everybody in our prayers.

Nancy & Jerry Miller
   Posted Wed December 23, 2020
Sally and all the Swinford family, so very sorry to hear of Carl's passing. Nancy & Jerry Miller

Larry and Marilyn Louden
   Posted Wed December 23, 2020
Sally sending condolences to you and the family. Will never forget all the things Carl and you did for the class reunions. Larry and I were just talking about when we lived in Leland's old house down from you. Great memories. Our prayers are with you.

Todd Hutson and Family
   Posted Thu December 24, 2020
Carl and your family are in our prayers. He has a love of family, friends, and community. He will be missed by all.

When I was growing up, I thought Sally and Carl were my aunt and uncle. I always enjoyed the visits with them and their family. Thank you Carl and Sally for all that you have done for everyone. Carl rest in peace, love you Swinfords.


Dean Zimmerman
   Posted Wed December 30, 2020
To the Swinford family, I was saddened to learn of the passing of Carl and send my sympathy. I had occasion to work with Carl a few times relative to damage to crops by deer back in the 1990's. I always found Carl to be friendly and nice to be around. On one visit he took me to his pond and showed me his catfish. I also appreciate that he has been kind to my son, Evan, concerning farm equipment and hunting deer. I'm sure the Vermillion County community will miss him. Sincerely, Dean Zimmerman, retired DNR wildlife biologist.

Debbie Kuykendall
   Posted Thu December 31, 2020
With heartfelt sympathy for the passing of a pillar of our community. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. May God bless you all always but especially during this difficult time.

Jim Parks
   Posted Thu December 31, 2020
I was saddened to hear of Carl's passing. Carl was an outstanding citizen, farmer, and person. I always enjoyed visiting with him. His support of the community and 4-H were exceptional. I wish to express my sincere condolences to the family.

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