Bradford Swain, Sr.

Bradford Swain, Sr.

Bradford Taylor Swain, Sr., went home to be with the Lord on October 13, 2012.  Leaving behind to cherish his memory is his loving and devoted wife of over 39 years, Donna Tolson Swain of Frisco; a daughter, Bonnie S. Trout and husband, Brooks Trout of Nitro, WV; a son,  B.J. Swain, Jr.  and wife, Mary of Ocracoke; five grandchildren, Zoee Trout, Haden Trout, andTaylor Brickhouse all of Nitro and Brayden Swain and Morgan Swain, both of Ocracoke.

Special people in his life, his adopted daughter, Leeann Canning of Hatteras and her children whom he adored and thought of as his own, Jasmine Quidley, John Canning, III and Kayleigh Canning all of Hatteras; nieces, Leagh Swain and Leann Swain.

Mr. Swain was preceded in death by his mother, Thelma O’Neal, his brother, Leon Swain and sister, Anna Swain. Brad leaves behind many friends and family. He will be missed for his laughter, love and kindness to others. He would give anything to anyone.

“Fly with the angels daddy. In God’s arms you are now resting, your laughter is still ringing loud and clear in our hearts and ears. See you soon in the by and by.”

A celebration of life will be in Lighthouse Assembly of God, Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Dwight Burrus and Rev. Eric Hinson. Burial will be in the family cemetery in Frisco. Friends may join the family at Lighthouse Assembly of God Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. or at their home, 51247 Lullaby Lane, Frisco from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Twiford Funeral Home, Hatteras is assisting the family.

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  1. Trent & Bonnie Clark on October 15th, 2012 1:53 pm

    Prayers and thoughts go out to your family. We will truly miss him. You all were some of the best neighbors anyone could have. Thankful my kids had a chance to grow up with you all. He will always be Uncle Brad to all of us. The family we didn’t have on the Island.
    Love you all,
    The Clark’s

  2. Leigh Leonard Smith on October 15th, 2012 2:18 pm

    So Sorry to hear of Brad’s passing. He was a good friend when we were young.

  3. Gary Armour on October 15th, 2012 4:51 pm

    BJ and family- it saddens me to hear of the passing of your father. Remember all of the good times you shared together. I am sorry that we missed each other on Saturday. We will catch up with you this summer.

    Take care,
    Gary and Barb Armour

  4. Raymond Newsome on October 15th, 2012 5:42 pm

    Our prayers are with you.There will never be another like him. Raymond@ Jean

  5. Scott & Diana Swafford on October 16th, 2012 8:59 am

    I’m so very sad to hear of Brad’s passing. He was such a wonderful man who always offered to help where he could and loved to catch up with me when I was in the area. What great neighbors they are to have. To Donna and family – I will keep you in my prayers to stay strong during this time and that god will be with you.

    Your in our thoughts
    Diana & Scott 51237 Lulaby Lane

  6. George H. & Ruby J. Good on October 16th, 2012 12:23 pm

    We are sorry to hear of your loss. May God be with you and your family in this time of need.

  7. Michael Hedrick on October 16th, 2012 12:51 pm

    I’m very sad to hear of Brad’s passing, he was such a good man, and a very good friend for many years. My thought’s and prayers or with this fine family during this very trying time in life.

    Michael Hedrick

  8. Jessica meekins and Fiance Eric Hissey on October 16th, 2012 3:18 pm

    We just wanted to let your family know we are so very sorry for not only you families loss, but the loss of a wonderful person!He will forever hold a special place in my heart. I can still here him calling my sweetpea, and he was much like a granfather to me. We shared many talks, and he gave me lots of advice, some good and some questionable when we were hauling trash. Brad will never be forgotten, we will see him when its our time and I know he will be waiting on us all! Donna if you need anything just let me know!

  9. billie barnett on October 16th, 2012 6:28 pm

    My thoughts are with you. Sorry for your loss. I will miss his laugh.

  10. Vivian Gray on October 20th, 2012 5:11 pm

    What a special guy. Sticky Bottom neighbor…. Our love and prayers to you all. Hope to see you when I get to Hatteras again…..

  11. Buddy and Ruth Cheeks on November 1st, 2012 8:19 pm

    Sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers.

  12. Buddy and Ruth Cheeks on November 1st, 2012 8:21 pm

    Sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers.

  13. Chuck & Darlene Budd on November 20th, 2012 8:39 pm

    Donna & family
    I just heard about Brad passing. I’m so sorry for your loss. Donna I know you have been his support and by his side all this time. I know you must be hurting. My prayers are for all of you. I lost my Dad in Dec so I know Bonnie an BJ have a road ahead of them. Im so sorry guys. I have known your Dad sense I moved here in 1993 He was such a sweet man. He always made me smile. He will be missed so very much. You are all in thoughts and prayers. Hugs. Donna if you ever need a friend feel free to call. Love you girl.

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