James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel
J.D. Swearingen (James Daniel), 86, of Marianna, Florida died on January 26, 2013, at Select Specialty Hospital in Tallahassee, Florida. He was a native and life-long resident of Jackson County, Florida. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rena M. Swearingen; his parents, D.A. and Ola Swearingen; his brothers and sister, M.L. Swearingen, Doyle Swearingen, Luther Swearingen, Rudolph Swearingen and Evelyn Smith.
Survivors include his children and their families: Glenda F. Swearingen-Cook (Larry), Joy S. Lord (Buddy), Danny Swearingen (Kelly); his grandchildren, James D. Swearingen (Ashley), Justin D. Lord (Amy), Jonathan D. Swearingen (Farrah), Jantzen D. Lord (Marci), Brantley L. Cook, Cassidy T. Cook (Stephanie), and Analie E. Cook-Carr (Owen); his great grandchildren ,Taylor Swearingen, Denton Lord, Abigail Lord, Beau Swearingen, Ellory Lord, Benton Cook, and Lyla Swearingen; and a host of nieces and nephews. He proudly served our Country in the United States Army and was a WWII Veteran. He was President of J.D. Swearingen Equipment Co., Inc. for 54 years. His company was the number one dealer in North America for Massey-Ferguson tractors and farm equipment. J.D. was sworn into the City Commission in 1972 and served as a Commissioner for twelve years, serving as Mayor of Marianna for eight of those years. He was a member of First Assembly of God Church in Marianna, Florida.
Celebration of Life services will be Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 6 p.m. at First Assembly of God Church with Rev. Stephen Potter officiating. Family will receive friends immediately following the celebration service in Sketo Hall at First Assembly at 4186 Lafayette Street, Marianna. Private Interment will be in Pinecrest Memorial Gardens. James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel will direct.