John Swick


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Posted Online: Nov. 12, 2012, 6:28 pm
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John E. Swick, 45, of Naples, Fla., formerly of Coal Valley, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 6, 2012, at Lee Memorial Hospital, Fort Myers, Fla., as a result of a motorcycle accident on Sept. 29, 2012.
There will be a memorial service held on Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. at Edgewood Baptist Church, Rock Island.
John was born Feb. 12, 1967, in Moline, son of Richard and Karen Swick.
He moved to Naples at age 19, where he later married Diane Joesten on Nov. 12, 1991.
John worked for Above and Beyond Pool Co. in Naples.
He is survived by his three children, Jacob, Sarah and Justin; his father and mother; brother, Wayne (Denise) Swick, Naples; sisters, Sheila (Joel) Grafton, Orion, Marci Gordon, Silvis; and 11 nieces and nephews.
John will be remembered as a wonderful father, son, brother, husband and friend by many who will miss him dearly.
A trust will be set up in his memory for his three children. Donations may be made to the family on behalf of the trust.












 



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