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Lewis Ray "Skeeter" Swift

January 9, 1955 ~ January 15, 2019 (age 64)


Lewis Ray "Skeeter" Swift, 64, of Liberty, died Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro.

Celebration of Life, 2 PM, Sunday, January 20, 2019, at Sandy Creek Baptist Church, Liberty.

Officiating, Rev. Travis Brock, Rev. Alvin Powell.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Ray's story begins on January 9, 1955. His father and mother moved their family to Liberty when he was just a boy.

Before graduating from Eastern Randolph High School in 1974, he playfully earned the nickname "Skeeter", but most probably remember him best for his crazy antics, such as "streakin" through the drive in.

Rays first love was driving 18 wheelers.  He provided for his family by driving countless miles for many years, even taking his daughters along for the ride.

As Rays health started declining he turned in his log book and air horns for heavy equipment controls.  He called Larry McDowell Construction home for many years.

Most of his friends remember him as a "jack of all trades." He could fix anything, but his biggest accomplishment was being the best father to his three girls and supplying them with unconditional love.    

Eventually he retired and spent his days riding his Harley in his fancy denim overalls and spent his evenings dancing the night away among friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Willis John and  Ruth Greene Swift and they were waiting for him in Heaven as he gained his wings earlier this week.

Survivors: Loved ones that will miss Ray until they meet again are his three daughters, April Cheek, and husband, Clint, of Seagrove, Katina Lowe, of Asheboro, Tara Swift, of Asheboro, mother of the children, and life long friend, Darlene Anderson, sisters, Bonnie Swift, of Liberty, Connie Heilig, and husband Tommy, of Liberty, brother, Willis Lee Swift, of Liberty, wife, Melanie Swift, of Liberty, seventeen grandchildren, step daughters, Misty Hancock, of Liberty, Tosha East, of Asheboro, step son, Ron East, of Liberty.

The family will receive friends after the service in the church fellowship hall.

Condolences may be made online at

Arrangements by Loflin Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ramseur.

Memorials may be made to the Advanced Heart Failure Clinic at Moses Cone Hospital, 1200 N Elm St., Greensboro,  NC  27401





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Celebration of Life
January 20, 2019

2:00 PM
Sandy Creek Baptist Church
4765 Sandy Creek Ch. Rd.
Liberty, NC 27298

Visitation Following Service
January 20, 2019

Sandy Creek Baptist Church
4765 Sandy Creek Ch. Rd.
Liberty, NC 27298


Advanced Heart Failure Clinic at Moses Cone Hospital
1200 N Elm St., Greensboro NC 27401

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