Fred Dennis McSwain Sr.


Fred Dennis McSwain Sr. age 79 of Sneads, Florida passed away on Wednesday, January 13, 2021. 

He was born in Miami, Florida and had been a resident of Jackson County since 1983. 

Fred attended Providence Baptist Church and had been a student at The Baptist College of Florida in Graceville where he was ordained as a minister. He worked as a mechanic and drove semis for many years and was awarded the 3,000,000 miles award. 

Fred had many hobbies that he enjoyed which included fishing, playing golf, riding motorcycles, going to car shows, driving Corvettes, watching NASCAR, Miami Hurricanes, and Miami Dolphins.  He also loved traveling to Phoenix, Arizona to see his family. 

Fred is survived by his three children, Fred McSwain Jr. of Chipley, Florida, Hubert McSwain and wife Jarka of Panama City, Florida, Cynthia Rodriguez and husband Joseph of Phoenix, Arizona; two sisters, Linda Smith of Orlando, Florida and Pat Dickerman of Las Vegas, Nevada; four grandchildren, Rosalind Rodriguez, Stephen Rodriguez and wife Melissa, Ashley McSwain, Tesla Dasinger and husband Ben. Fred is also survived by six great-grandchildren, a very special friend Lee Hewett; the mother of his children, Bert McSwain and his cat “Taz.”

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hubert Eugene McSwain and Teola McBroom McSwain; two brothers, Bruce Miller and Curtis McSwain.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. CST on Sunday, January 17, 2021 in the Providence Baptist Church with Pastor Charles Kleiser officiating. 

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, face coverings should be worn by attendees while indoors as recommended by the CDC.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Providence Memorial Fund (6940 Providence Church Road, Grand Ridge, FL  32442). Condolences can be submitted at . Jared “Tater” Whitehead of McAlpin Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.


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